"You can be too brainy to write fiction. In that, you’ll write a sentence and you’ll think of so many objections to it, that you tie yourself up in knots. And that’s why if you don’t start in your 20’s you’ll probably never going to start, because those objections to every proposition you come up with will multiply and self consciousness will set in. You’ve got to go at it when you’re brave and stupid and young."
- Martin Amis, “Still Talking to Hitch.”