Kurt Vonnegut at Rice University (Video)

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Kurt Vonnegut at Rice University (1998)

Excerpts:

  • Joe said to me, “I have something he can never have.” I said, “What’s that, Joe?” And he said, “The knowledge that I’ve got enough.
  • Mark Twain, at the end of a profoundly meaningful life, for which he never received a Nobel Prize, asked himself what it was we all lived for. He came up with six words which satisfied him. They satisfy me, too. They should satisfy you: “The good opinion of our neighbors.”
  • One thing which Uncle Alex found objectionable about human beings was that they seldom took time out to notice when they were happy. He himself did his best to acknowledge it when times were sweet. We could be drinking lemonade in the shade of an apple tree in the summertime, and he would interrupt the conversation to say, «If this isn’t nice, what is?»

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