10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction. Susan Sontag (read the article by Kurt Vonnegut here Sunday Sentence is inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.
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A woman said to me after my speech, “Nobody should ever be bombed.”I replied, “Nothing could be more obvious.” from “Fates Worse Than Death” by Kurt Vonnegut Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.
NOVEL Player Piano August 1952NOVEL The Sirens of Titan October 31, 1959PLAY Penelope (Alternate title Happy Birthday, Wanda June) 1960NOVEL Mother Night 1961COLLECTION Canary in a Cathouse September 1961PLAY The Very First Christmas Morning December 14, 1962√ NOVEL Cat’s Cradle April 1963NOVEL God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine January 1965COLLECTION Welcome to the Monkey House August 1968PLAY Fortitude September 1968√ NOVEL Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death March 1969NOVEL Dance with Death March 1969√ NOVEL Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday July 1973COLLECTION Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (Opinions) 1974√ NOVEL Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! October 1976NOVEL Jailbird September 1979√ COLLECTION Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage 1981NOVEL Deadeye Dick October 1982COLLECTION Nothing Is Lost Save Honor: Two Essays December 1984NOVEL Galápagos: A Novel October 1985PLAY Requiem 1987NOVEL Bluebeard, the Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916–1988) October 1987NOVEL Hocus Pocus September 1990COLLECTION Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage September 5, 1991PLAY Make Up Your Mind 1993PLAY Miss Temptation 1993PLAY L’Histoire du Soldat 1993NOVEL Timequake September 22, 1997COLLECTION Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction August 1999COLLECTION God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian October 1999 (note: originally recorded as fictional radio interviews)COLLECTION A Man Without a Country September 15, 2005COLLECTION Armageddon in Retrospect and Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace April […]
I am being so silly because I pity you so much. I pity all of us so much. Life is going to be very tough again, just as soon as this is over. And the most useful thought we can hold when all hell cuts loose again is that we are not members of different generations, as unlike, as some people would have us believe, as Eskimos and Australian Aborigines. We are all so close to each other in time that we should think of ourselves as brothers and sisters. From Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.