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changingshades
02-27-2008, 05:37 PM
because I've started reading Sirens of Titan and just read his wiki page


We start with the last thing he ever wrote:
When the last living thing
Has died on account of us,
How poetical it would be
If Earth could say,
In a voice floating up
Perhaps
From the floor
Of the Grand Canyon,
"It is done."
People did not like it here.''

jason hissong
02-27-2008, 05:39 PM
So it goes.

changingshades
02-27-2008, 05:41 PM
"This is a very bad book you're writing," I said to myself.
"I know," I said.
"You're afraid you'll kill yourself the way your mother did," I said.
"I know," I said.

Shane W
02-27-2008, 05:41 PM
Wide open beavers.

changingshades
02-27-2008, 05:42 PM
bad chemicals

The Dyslexicon
02-27-2008, 05:43 PM
ďYou are what you pretend to beĒ

Iím shore Iíve messed it up butÖ

changingshades
02-27-2008, 05:46 PM
All this responsibility at such an early age made her a bitchy flibbertigibbet.

jason hissong
02-27-2008, 05:53 PM
The passage early on in Sirens of Titan that always stuck with me was when the narrator describes the difference between doing something in style and something with style.

DAVE
02-27-2008, 06:03 PM
"And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, 'Kurt is up in Heaven now.' Thatís my favorite joke."

Patrick J
02-27-2008, 06:04 PM
"The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide."

willtupper
02-27-2008, 06:06 PM
What book is this quote from?

I want to read it. Now.


"This is a very bad book you're writing," I said to myself.
"I know," I said.
"You're afraid you'll kill yourself the way your mother did," I said.
"I know," I said.

jason hissong
02-27-2008, 06:17 PM
"And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, 'Kurt is up in Heaven now.' Thatís my favorite joke."

Yeah, that's a great one.

changingshades
02-27-2008, 06:25 PM
What book is this quote from?

I want to read it. Now.

Breakfast of champions

changingshades
02-27-2008, 06:25 PM
Everything is all right, and everybody has to do exactly what he does