À propos de devenir romancier en passant par le journalisme:
May 12-June 2 1906
Most important, though, was the fact I had read that many of the most famous novelists had been journalists. For years I had been more or less of a book worm. From the time I was a little boy I had made a practice of wlaking from our home on Peach Street in the "Fruit Belt" down to the big browstone library in Lafayette Square after books. And by the time I was 13 or 14 I had a vague ambition to write books and stories myself someday.