Thursday, August 28, 2008


Kurt Vonnegut would probably be my favorite author if I could ever settle on a favorite anything... I was pulling out this quote from Slaughterhouse-Five today for someone I was thinking of, and I thought I'd post it.  I think I've posted it before, but I'll probably post it every time I pull it out for anybody.  

"I think about my education sometimes. I went to the University of Chicago for a while after the Second World War. I was a student in the Department of Anthropology. At that time, they were teaching that there was absolutely no difference between anybody. They may be teaching that still.

Another thing they taught was that nobody was ridiculous or bad or disgusting. Shortly before my father died, he said to me, "You know -- you never wrote a story with a villain in it."

I told him that was one of the things I learned in college after the war. "