Don't Quit Your Day Job

From Cory Doctorow’s book, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free (via Austin Kleon):

“Whatever kind of arts career you’re hoping for, the odds are against you. This is a serious downer. Pretty much everyone who ever set out to earn a living (or part of a living) in the arts failed. “Don’t quit your day job” isn’t just a sarcastic barb to toss at your friends when they play their guitars at you: it’s goddamned great advice, especially if you’re hoping to support a family or save for your old age.”