Kurt Vonnegut — American Author born on November 11, 1922, died on April 11, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an American writer and humorist. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five... (wikipedia)

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
It was very lucky for me as a writer that I studied the physical sciences rather than English. I wrote for my own amusement. There was no kindly English professor to tell me for my own good how awful my writing really was. And there was no professor with the power to order me what to read, either.
To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.
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.
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.

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