Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Meandering about . . .

Today is the birthday of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007), novelist. He is best known for his novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) and his humanist beliefs. He was the honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"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." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"We are what we imagine ourselves to be." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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