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“Rimani gentile. Non lasciare che il mondo ti renda insensibile. Non lasciare che la sofferenza ti lasci odiare. Non lasciare che l’amarezza rubi la tua dolcezza.”

— Kurt Vonnegut

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“I apologize because of the terrible mess the planet is in. But it has always been a mess. There have never been any ‘Good Old Days,’ there have just been days. And as I say to my grandchildren, ‘Don’t look at me. I just got here myself.‘”

-Kurt Vonnegut, Syracuse University speech

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“What painters and sculptors and writers do, incidentally, is put very small properties indeed into good order, as best they can.”

-Kurt Vonnegut, Rolling Stones article

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Kurt Vonnegut quoted in Suzanne McConnell, Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style
Novelists are not only unusually depressed, by and large, but have, on the average, about the same IQ as the cosmetics consultants at Bloomingdale’s department store. Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time. It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it. All it takes is time.
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