" If you really want to hurt your parents , and you don't have the nerve to be gay , the least you can do is go into arts . I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living.They are a very human way to make life more bearable.Practicing an art , no matter how well or badly , is a way to make your soul grow , for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio . Tell stories . Write a poem to a friend , even a lousy poem . Do it as well as you possibly can . You will get an enormous reward . You will have created something. "