Vonnegut on Who We Pretend to Be

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Kurt Vonnegut via AV Club

Vonnegut has some of the best lines on internet. And they didn’t even start there.

“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” How good is that for the distillation of thousands of years of human thought on ethics into a one-liner?

“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, ‘Why, why, why?’ Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.” Remember this next time you say to someone, ‘I understand.’

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