I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.
What is flirtatiousness but an argument that life must go on and on and on
Congressman Nixon had asked me why, as the son of immigrants who had been treated so well by Americans, as a man who had been treated like a son and been sent to Harvard by an American capitalist, I had been so ungrateful to the American economic system.
The answer I gave him was not original. Nothing about me has ever been original. I repeated what my one-time hero, Kenneth Whistler, had said in reply to the same general sort of question long, long ago. Whistler had been a witness at a trial of strikers accused of violence. The judge had become curious about him, had asked him why such a well-educated man from such a good family would so immerse himself in the working class.
My stolen answer to Nixon was this: "Why? The Sermon on the Mount, sir."
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (born 11 November 1922 - died 11 April 2007) American writer famous for his imaginitive satires.
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The Sirens of Titan
George Bernard Shaw
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Pale Blue Dot
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