Thursday, April 12, 2007

Goodbye Kurt.

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be."

"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why."

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different."

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."

"If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind."

"The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest."

Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors of all time, and he passed away yesterday. I think it's time for me to go back and re-read his books. If you've never read any Vonnegut, you don't know what you're missing. Click here and enjoy.

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love him, too. Thanks for the great tribute.

Kel Bel said...

Awesome tribute, Ritz. I'm embarrassed to say that although he has been on my list of must-read authors for awhile, I haven't read anything yet. But now I am inspired...

Depth of Fish said...

Was thinking that I'd like to go back and read some of his work again, too.

Mary Beth said...

I'm with Kel. Although I've intended to I haven't read anything. A DPU beau gave me Cat's Cradle to read. I never made it through. Probably because I tried to read it on the mornings I had wakeups...not conducive to heavy reading I guess.

Kat E said...

MB-Give it another try, that's one of the best ones. I would definitely not classify his stuff as "heavy reading"!

Mary Beth said...

Yes, ma'am

Kel Bel said...

Ritz - what should MB and I start with. Perhaps we will start a book club :)

Kat E said...

Well, Slaughterhouse Five is the big classic, right? I think Breakfast of Champions was one of my faves, but like I said Cat's Cradle is also good. Let me know if you're serious--I'll read with you! :)

Kel Bel said...

I'd be down for reading all together...MB and I are meeting up here in Memphis tomorrow. We will discuss and get back to you :)

Kat E said...

I will definitely have to come down there for a visit sometime! Never been to Graceland, you know...

Mary Beth said...

Come down and visit before Kel leaves in August. Let's read Cat's Cradle!

Kel Bel said...

Yes! Come visit soon! There are lots of fun times to be had in Memphis. And a group reading of Cat's Cradle sounds great - will try to pick up a copy this week.

Kel Bel said...

Ritz - OK the library only had slaughterhouse five, so that's what I got. MB - you cool to start with that?

(Had to comment on the blog - Ritz it appears I don't have your email?)

Kat E said...

sounds good to me!

Mary Beth said...

Sounds good to me, too! I'll have to go by the library because apparently they've stopped production of all Vonnegut books, probably to rerelease them at a later date. Ergo, nothing in the bookstore.