Lick My Lit

"He knew it was going to crash, but didn’t want to make a fool of himself by saying so."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 18

"He had a tremendous wang, incidentally. You never know who’ll get one."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 17

"It was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 17

"'I'm going to lose weight for you,' she said. ‘What?’ ‘I’m going to go on a diet. I’m going to become beautiful for you.’ ‘I like you just the way you are.’ ‘Do you really?’ ‘Really,’ said Billy Pilgram. He had already seen a lot of their marriage, thanks to time-travel, knew it was going to be at least bearable all the way."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 17

"When he opened his eyes, he was on the bottom of the pool, and there was beautiful music everywhere. He lost consciousness, but the music went on. He dimly sensed that somebody was rescuing him. Billy resented that."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 16

"Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 16

"And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 16

"And even if wars didn’t keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sep 16

"And now it is clearly even more true — you can give me nothing now yet I love you so that you stand in my way of loving anyone else — but I want you to stand there."

- Richard Feynman, in a letter to his late wife, Arline Feynman

Sep 13

"Your love for him contradicts its purpose. It empties you without filling you, it dissipates you, you’ll grow old in pieces."

- Andre Dubus, “Adultery” from Adultery & Other Choices

Aug 30