Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut is dead

The author of the unforgettable "Slaughterhouse-Five" was 84.

The NYT obit is here.

The Rascal's favorite Vonnegut quotations:
  • I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
  • 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.
  • We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
  • We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
  • True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
  • The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms.


Anonymous said...

So it goes.

Kevin Haas said...
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The Rascal said...

Kevin: We don't use words like "shit" on this blog. You dickhead.

Kevin Haas said...

I retract my statement with deep regret.