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R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.

“Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.“ 

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.

 ”Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia.”

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.”

Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”

Kurt Vonnegut – 11/11/1922 – 04/11/2007 

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