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I Love Kurt Vonnegut

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    Breakfast of Champions

      When I was in high school, I noticed a girlfriend of mine reading this old beat-up looking, orange hardcover book. She left the room & I picked it up. After flipping through & laughing at some of the illustrations and the few words I had had time to quickly read...
    Safia Safia 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Yeah

    i read a lot of his -- but it was a while ago now i cant remember them all help me
    gggrrrttt gggrrrttt 41-45 Apr 13, 2011

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    Vonnegut Said:

    Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone. He also said: "There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 3 Responses May 20, 2008

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    Thank You, Kurt!!

    vonnegut is one of my favorite authors of all time!! it's hard to pick a favorite in terms of his work, but i'de probably have to say 1)breakfast of champions  and 2) the sirens of titan. on the other hand, i never read anything by vonnegut without loving it.  the...
    natasha9 natasha9 36-40, F Sep 30, 2008

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    I Fell In Love With An Eighty-something Dead Man

    I'm too late. I'm so terribly young. At eighteen years old, I've found Kurt too late. I will never read his words as he breathes on this planet. But I will read his words. I've been a fan for a few years, and I'm ravenously eating my way through his works. I just read "A Man...
    savetherainforest savetherainforest 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    I Love This Man.

    I love KV. His writing has done more to shape my world view than any other individual. I often make Vonnegut references in everyday conversation. Most of the time, these references go unnoticed, but once in a while, I get to share a moment with another fan. Two of my most valued...
    alh75 alh75 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    So It Goes...

    We had to read Slaughterhouse Five in our high school literature course, and it changed my view of what books and writing can do to help the human mind and soul evolve. After that, I read everything of Vonnegut's that I could get my hands on. Absolutely loved Breakfast of...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    See The Cat? See The Cradle?

    I loved Cat's Cradle. So realistic.So funny. So ironic. So non-conventional. So eye-opening. So original. So simple. So amazing. :) I love how Bokononism is a parody on all the world's religions. Just a set of lies. I love ice-nine. The impossible materialized. I love the funny...
    funereal1134 funereal1134 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    I Cried When Vonnegut Died

    Growing up, I would constantly find "Sirens of Titan" placed on my desk, my bed, hidden in my pile of books to read, and some times just sitting on the kitchen table when I went out for breakfast. My dad was doing it from about the time I was 12. And like the moron I...
    rockstarjoker rockstarjoker 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Welcome to the Monkey House

    Monkey House was the first book of his I read.  "Report on the Barnhouse Effect" was the first story of his I ever read.  It just grabbed my imagination and caused a part of my brain to come alive. Sad that he's gone, but he left one hell of a legacy in...
    failedexperiment failedexperiment 31-35, M Jun 6, 2009

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    Started with Slaughterhouse 9.

    Cats cradle remains my favorite.
    jjwonder jjwonder 31-35, M Dec 31, 2013

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    Can't Get Enough

    I hate to admit this, but I only discovered Vonnegut about 1 and 1/2 years ago.  But once I did, I couldn't get enough.  He has an amazing wit, a subtle, absurd sense of humor and an incredible writing style.  And though I absolutely love this novels, I think I...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    My Favorite Author.

    I read a lot. I usually read between 4-6 books a week mostly non-fiction. The reason I don't read much fiction anymore is because Mr. Vonnegut set the bar too high. Even his less than successful books (I'm looking at you, Galapagos and Slapstick) are better than most other author...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 1 Response May 30, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Back in 2006 Kurt Vonnegut responded to 5 students that wrote to him. November 5, 2006 Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M Mar 28

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    Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really love the song and i prefer the one on glee xD anyway its a good song from the play The wicked.which was based from the wizards of oz. Rachel: Something has changed...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F Mar 31

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    Listening to them right now. I know a bit of Foo Fighters too. Rape me, is a song that helped me, a lot, in fact. I heard that song, and Nirvana, was so, vulgar. It's wasn't, it...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Mar 29

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    SOMETHING IN THE WAYUnderneath the bridgeTap has sprung a leakAnd the animals I've trappedAll become my petsAnd I'm living off of grassAnd the drippings from the ceilingIt's okay...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Why do people say Courtney killed kurt
    Kaylayikes Kaylayikes 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    "The sun is gone but I have a light" - Kurt Cobain
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou It's funny - I'm actually a #Muslim! The term used to conjure up images of backward Bedouin Arabs living far...
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    I love music that is original and I love music that is covered. I love the lyrics, the musical chords, the tunes, the singing ranges, the fluctuations if they're there, the...
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    April 23. Opening Ourselves to Love. Allowing ourselves to receive love is one of the greatest challenges we face in recovery. Many of us have blocked ourselves from receiving...
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    Cheap Trick "I Want You To Want Me" I want you to want me I need you to need me I'd love you to love me I'm begging you to beg me I want you to want me I need you to need me I'd...
    AlphaChick AlphaChick 46-50, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I fell in love for the first time when I was 17 and homeless. He gave me somewhere to stay when I needed it, supported me getting a job, taught me what real friends were and helped...
    Mackas14 Mackas14 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Even though there are many people who love me, I still long for the one that won't abandon me when times are rough or not ideal. I have changed for love, bent over backwards, made...
    team586 team586 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    We all want to be that girl, to be special, to be loved. We want him to look at us and see his future, see his heart. We want to be worth it, worth any risk and any pain so that...
    heartfire heartfire 31-35, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Battle scars lupe fiasco The wound heals but it never does That’s cause you’re at war with love You're at war with love, yeah These battle scars, don’t look like they’re...
    Mindyb123 Mindyb123 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I really am hopelessly in love with a fictional character. But she's not from a book, movie, or play. She's a real person. Or at least, she was. She was my first love 27 years ago...
    DennisMcCK DennisMcCK 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am wrapped in the wings of my precious angel the pain and horror of the past gone dancing in the meadow of love and peace the sun shines so very warm and bright I am wrapped in...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Yes, I am a victim of being so in love with a boy who I'm not for sure, but probably isn't in love with, me. I met him in second grade and I liked him even then. He was always so...
    FlipFlap98 FlipFlap98 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    You cross my mind still, and I wonder if you really loved me. It's been years now, and I wonder if you really loved me. You're married to her now, and I wonder if you really...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm so in love with my boyfriend. He's everything I could ever ask for. I see the way he looks at me when he thinks I'm not looking. I can tell that he loves me too. I've never...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    How could I ever have told you how much I love you with so many red lights. RED RED RED RED RED ******* lights. As though the mere mentioning of that word 'love' makes you want to...
    PansLabyrinth PansLabyrinth 36-40, F 23 hrs ago

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    Love the Yogscast, they helped me find so many different games. have no Xbox and my Wii crashed I feel so isolated from the gaming world :( but I have many DS stuff from when I was...
    NTC123 NTC123 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend makes me feel like I'm 15 again in high school. Just a needy kid with a crush on the popular guy. He makes me melt just looking at me. I can't even begin to put into...
    respectinthehigest respectinthehigest 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    I want to be loved, to be held and feel their love. let it warm me up. To feel that no one can love me like they can, to believe that when they say they love me they mean it. x
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    I just want passion and love. A woman to hold. Someone to accept me as I am. And love me for what I am. Maybe I dream to much or somewhere in the past 10 years I've stepped back to...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    We started talking February 23, and realized that we wanted to try this online relationship thing! I love her a lot, we spend all night talking, there is an hour difference in time...
    Girlm35 Girlm35 16-17, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    ...Said all I want from you is to see you tomorrow..And every tomorrow, maybe you’ll let me borrow your heart..And is it too much to ask for every Sunday..And while we're at it...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    "Passion" - Rod Stewart Somebody somewhere In the heat of the night Looking pretty dangerous Running out of patience Tonight in the city You won't find any pity Hearts...
    moonlightdancer1967 moonlightdancer1967 46-50, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with me. I know how to laugh, I'm polite, confident, I'd like to think I don't look too bad, I'm also a hard worker. I'd like to think I'm...
    Oneforlove Oneforlove 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    21 years of marriage, trust violated, I'm done, I've been a good man, husband, father, but when it comes to emotions and the understanding of handling compressed situations . Your...
    DMS777 DMS777 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    Your Love Style is Agape You are a caring, kind, and selfless partner. Unsurprisingly, your love style is the most rare. You are willing to sacrifice your world for your sweetie...
    JusBec JusBec 51-55, F 11 hrs ago

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    I love to dance with my boyfriend. On Saturday evenings, we go dancing with a few other couples that we are friends with. I love to do all forms of dancing. I love slow dancing...
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Behind the veil I keep Unshed tears flow deep Heart leaks like a sieve every cell of my being bleed The undercurrents own me making me numb and blue No use of fighting the...
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    It reminds me of my man :) its called ''Brand new by Pharrell ft Justin Timberlake" My love [Verse 1: Pharrell] A winner never quits A quitter never wins I thought about what I...
    Rosesanddiamonds Rosesanddiamonds 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I love having sex in the shower. It's so romantic, with candles lit, lights off, music playing. I love the way two wet bodies slamming together sounds. I love the way soap looks...
    92youngforever 92youngforever 18-21, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I know in life you meet someone and they may or may not be the one. But why does it hurt so bad? It would be awesome if we loved someone and they can give the same love right back...
    sultrynight sultrynight 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    Elsewhere - Sarah McLachlan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTxMzmw71o I love the time and in between the calm inside me in the space where I can breathe I believe there is a...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    its nice, calming and pretty. you stay in bed,when at home, and relax. and the sound is nice. i really love the rain! but i love the sun too ^_^. thats why i love spring! theres a...
    attou14 attou14 13-15 6 hrs ago

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    I think I've achieved the biggest accomplishment of my life... I moved on. He no longer matters to me anymore. And I find it so funny that I was all caught up with him day in and...
    Kissmeback Kissmeback 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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