“To ensure that our children, at least, weren’t hungry or cold or illiterate or scared to death. Lotsa luck!”

"And even in 1996, I in speeches propose the following amendments to the Constitution: Article XXVIII: Every newborn shall be sincerely welcomed and cared for until maturity. Article XXIX: Every adult who needs it shall be given meaningful work to do, at a living wage. What we have created instead, as customers and employees and investors, is mountains of paper wealth so enormous that a handful of people in charge of them can take millions and billions for themselves without hurting anyone. Apparently. Many members of my generation are disappointed."

"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” That sort of thing. Occam’s Razor."

Oh Vonnegut. Timequake has ignited a desire in me to re read Slaughterhouse 5 but I want to only have new literary encounters for 2017's 20 books so it'll have to wait until next year.


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