Jill (wanderingrogue) wrote,

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Goddamnit! Goddamnit! Goddamnit!!

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Kurt Vonnegut died today at the age of 84.

A genius of any generation, gone.

Thank you for Cat's Cradle, Mr. Vonnegut...thank you for all your books. But Cat's Cradle was the first book that really challenged the conventional ideas about religion that I never questioned. Your work helped me to become the person I am today.

This quote seems a fitting thing to say now:

"If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who."

--Cat's Cradle

RIP, you old curmudgeon. There will never be another like you.
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