Mother Night Quotes
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
"There are plenty of good reasons for fighting," I said, "but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too. Where's evil? It's that large part of every man that wants to hate without limit, that wants to hate with God on its side."
"You hate America, don't you?" she said.
"That would be as silly as loving it," I said. "It's impossible for me to get emotional about it, because real estate doesn't interest me. It's no doubt a great flaw in my personality, but I can't think in terms of boundaries. Those imaginary lines are as unreal to me as elves and pixies. I can't believe that they mark the end or the beginning of anything of real concern to the human soul. Virtues and vices, pleasures and pains cross boundaries at will."
Generally speaking, espionage offers each spy an opportunity to go crazy in a way he finds irresistible.
What froze me was the fact that I had absolutely no reason to move in any direction. What had made me move through so many dead and pointless years was curiosity. Now even that flickered out.
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
God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian
George Bernard Shaw
Long Walk to Freedom
Man and Socialism in Cuba
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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