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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
(1922-2007) born on
Nov 11
US author, journalist. He is known for black-humor novels about the horrors of the 20th century, "Slaughterhouse Five," 1969.
         
   
F
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe.

R
People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.
A
Find a subject you care about and which you feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.
N
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion . . . . I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
K
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Palm Sunday sermon at St Clement's Episcopal Church, NYC, quoted by John Leonard NY "Times," 30 Apr 1980.
A: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
N: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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