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Kurt Vonnegut

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind. — Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr.… Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut

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Richard Jackson

Ten Things I Need to Know The brightest stars are the first to explode. Also hearts.It is important to pay attention to love’s high voltage signs.The mockingbird is really ashamed of its own feeble song lost beneath all those he has to imitate. It’s true,the Carolina Wren caught in the bedroom yesterday diedbecause he stepped… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Why is it that when you awake to the world of realities you nearly always feel, sometimes very vividly, that the vanished dream has carried with it some enigma which you have failed to solve? —  Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 23, 2016) Originally published 1869.

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