Kurt Vonnegut on enthusiasm

“We are all experiments in enthusiasms, narrow and preordained. I write.

My brother is an enthusiast for the scientific study of thunderstorms. My late sister was born to be an enthusiast for painting and sculpture, but resisted. She said, very wisely, in my opinion, ‘Just because you have talent, it doesn’t mean that you have to do something with it.'”

— Kurt Vonnegut (via Palm Sunday)