“The more pain I train myself to stand, the more I learn. You are afraid of pain now, Unk, but you won’t learn anything if you don’t invite the pain. And the more you learn, the gladder you will be to stand the pain.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. –
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Hocus Pocus, 1990
― John Green, Looking for Alaska
The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
― Kurt Vonnegut
“Let those who want to dance, dance. Let those who can awaken, awake.”
― René Barjavel, La Nuit des temps
Alvan L. Barach
“Oh, Mr. Trout…teach us to sing and dance and laugh and cry. We’ve tried to survive so long on money and sex and envy and real estate and football and basketball and automobiles and television and alcohol — on sawdust and broken glass!”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
“I have had some experiences with love, or think I have, anyway, although the ones I have liked best could easily be described as “common decency”. I treated somebody well for a little while, or even for a tremendously long time, and that person treated me well in return. Love need not have anything to do with it.
Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous.
I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, “Please – a little less love, and a little more common decency”.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick or Lonesome No More!