My relatives say that they are glad I’m rich, but that they simply cannot read me.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Quotes
I want a military funeral when I die—the bugler, the flag on the casket, the ceremonial firing squad, the hallowed ground.
You know – we’ve had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. “My God, my God – ” I said to myself, “it’s […]
New York: Skyscraper National Park.
Nature is ruthless when it comes to matching the quantity of life in any given place to the quantity of nourishment available.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness. And God said, “Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done.” And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. […]
For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted […]
If you were to read my books, to behave as educated persons would, you would learn that they are not sexy, and do not argue in favor of wildness of any kind. They beg that people be kinder and more responsible than they often are. It is true that some of the characters speak coarsely. […]
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.