Edward Albee: It’s very hard to explain to anybody who isn’t a playwright. If you’re a playwright — that’s why I was not a very good poet, and a bad novelist, and a bad short story writer. And then, I wrote a play and I figured out that’s what I was supposed to be doing all my life. And, also I just think that every writer — everybody in any of the arts — has a particular time when they can become individual. It’s different from people. You know, some people, they’re doing it when they’re 18. Some don’t get to it until they’re 50. And The Zoo Story was that moment where I knew I’d written something good — and individual. And you just take off from there. That’s when it happens.