Posts tagged kurt vonnegut

The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.

Kurt Vonnegut (via pegasusbooks)

[Just barely, just barely.]

blackballoonpublishing:

Kurt Vonnegut’s rejection letter from The Atlantic. (via Open Culture)

blackballoonpublishing:

Kurt Vonnegut’s rejection letter from The Atlantic. (via Open Culture)

honeyforthehomeless:

Happy birthday, Kurt Vonnegut.
November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007. 

Happy belated birthday, Kurt!

honeyforthehomeless:

Happy birthday, Kurt Vonnegut.

November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007. 

Happy belated birthday, Kurt!

I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.
Kurt Vonnegut; Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage
penamerican:

17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life
David Foster Wallace, Joan Didion, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron…the gang’s all here. 

penamerican:

17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life

David Foster Wallace, Joan Didion, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron…the gang’s all here. 

A book is an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo.
Kurt Vonnegut
wordsarefornerds:

“Do you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn’t it such a relief to have somebody say that?”- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

wordsarefornerds:


“Do you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn’t it such a relief to have somebody say that?”

- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

Kurt Vonnegut; A Man Without a Country

useyourmanners:

Vonnegut, 1995 (left), and McCarthy, 1975, both self portraits.
More fascinating self-portraiture by famous authors here.

martinaboone:

The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut via Kami Garcia

martinaboone:

The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut via Kami Garcia

“My life is nothing but room for you.” I said. “It could never be filled by anyone but you.”
Kurt Vonnegut (via rarararambles)

pastemagazine:

15 Great Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

Born Nov. 11, 1922, Kurt Vonnegut would have been 90 years old yesterday. 

In celebration of Vonnegut’s life, sense of humor and never-ending reservoir of wisdom, we’ve picked 15 of his greatest quotes from over the years.

Click here for the gallery of quotes and photos!

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut; Player Piano
randomhouse:

Kurt Vonnegut on censorship of his books (and in general):
“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States — and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!”
[Source: Flavorpill]

Hell yeah!

randomhouse:

Kurt Vonnegut on censorship of his books (and in general):

“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States — and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!”

[Source: Flavorpill]

Hell yeah!