One of the most gifted writers of our time and a beautiful human being, Kurt Vonnegut left us many great pieces of advice in his books. Here are three for us to remember every day.
Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies – God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, 1965
If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
A Man Without a Country, 2005
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
The Sirens of Titan, 1959Semnat de LaRevista.ro