«'You have written a whole library,' he said. 'And I will have to read them all'.
He turned and looked at Henry.
'Did you always know that you would write all this books?'
'I know the next sentence,' Henry said, 'and often the next story and I take notes for novels.'
'But did you not once plan it all? Did you not say this is what I will do with my life?'
By the time he asked the second question, Henry had turned away from him and was facing towards the windows with no idea why his eyes had filled with tears.»
- Colm Tóibín, THE MASTER