October 15, 2017

Yesterday at the MFA...

Also I found out there's a book called "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality"
[Nazi Germany] gave us a nightmare from which, in my opinion, there can never be an awakening.
Kurt Vonnegut to the American Psychiatric Association in 1988

High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.
Kurt Vonnegut

I am enchanted by the Sermon on the Mount. Being merciful, it seems to me, is the only good idea we have received so far. Perhaps we will get another good idea by and by--and then we will have two good ideas.
Kurt Vonnegut, from the pulpit of St. Clement's Episcopal Church in NY (Palm Sunday 1980)

(these are all from the intro of "Letters", collected by Dan Wakefield)