In his Diaries, this is what Franz Kafka wrote on 21 October 1917---
" Most dogs bark pointlessly even if someone is just walking by in the distance; but some, perhaps not the best watchdogs yet rational creatures quietly walk up to a stranger , sniff at him, and bark only if they smell something suspicious."
Then on 6th November 1917 only two words he writes,
" Sheer impotence."
What are your views on writers vis a vis these two entries? Kafka was also a writer.