"I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that...just loafed, I suppose." P.G. Wodehouse
I hardly know which book to put here. If you are not familiar with Wodehouse, instead of starting with the Jeeves stories, you might try Lord Emsworth. Wodehouse is a minor writer, yes, but a great minor writer, and a master of his craft. Here's another of my favorite lines: "If he had a mind, there was something on it." I think this is about Lord Emsworth, but cannot be sure. If you know, please let me know.