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Sep 11
“I wanted to listen to the world be normal for a little while longer.”

Henry DeTamble, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Said the time traveler on the morning of September 11, 2001.


Sep 10
I think about this all the time. One of my favorites. Thank you, PostSecret. :)

I think about this all the time. One of my favorites. Thank you, PostSecret. :)


amerikhantrash:

Extensive research has concluded that this indeed, is the greatest line in animated film history.

(via nostabbingwednesdays)


Sep 4
“I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they *do* die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same.” Horlick Minton, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

“'Sometimes the pool-pah,' Bokonon tells us, 'exceeds the power of humans to comment.' Bokonon translates pool-pah at one point in The Books of Bokonon as 'shit storm' and at another point as 'wrath of God.'”

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

I love all the clever ways people come up with to say this. Here's another one.


“When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.”

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

"Do writers have a right to strike? That would be like the police or firemen walking out."


“I am a very bad scientist. I will do anything to make a human being feel better, even if it’s unscientific. No scientist worthy of the name could say such a thing.”

Dr. Schlichter von Koenigswald, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

People who quote the celebrated line from this book, “Science is magic that works,” as though it is a great commentary on how fabulous science is have missed the entire point.


Sep 1
“She broke my heart. I didn’t like that much. But that was the price. In this world, you get what you pay for.” Newt Hoenikker, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

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