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15 Things Kurt Vonnegut said Better than Anyone Else Has, or Will.

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut said Better than Anyone Else Has, or Will.
November 15, 2009 Jennifer Boylan

This is a cross-post to a site called A.V. Club, but well worth passing on.  Text by By Scott GordonJosh ModellNoel MurrayTasha Robinson, And Kyle Ryan


1. “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'”

The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s “good uncle” Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country. Though he was sometimes derided as too gloomy and cynical, Vonnegut’s most resonant messages have always been hopeful in the face of almost-certain doom. And his best advice seems almost ridiculously simple: Give your own happiness a bit of brainspace.

2. “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”

The whole post is here.

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