Frank Harris

I was making enough money to live with ease; the world was before me, I could travel all over it and study and enjoy myself without stint; yet I chose deliberately to concentrate myself on work and devote all my energies to a labor from which I could hope neither money nor honor. I knew that if I did the best in me, first-rate work, I should find but few readers: the better the work, the fewer; yet I was resolved to do all I knew, come what come might.