On the day they dropped the bomb Frank had a tablespoon and a Mason jar. What he was doing was spooning different kinds of bugs into the jar and making them fight....I can remember other bug fights we staged later on...They won't fight unless you keep shaking the jar.
More Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut:When the bombers got back to their base, the steel cylinders were taken from the racks and shipped back to the United States of America, where factories were operating night and day, dismantling the cylinders, separating the dangerous contents into minerals. Touchingly, it was mainly women who did this work. The minerals were the shipped to specialists in remote areas. It was their business to put them into the ground, to hide them cleverly, so that they would never hurt anybody ever again.
The slaves were simply turned loose without any property. They were easily recognizable. They were black. They were suddenly free to go exploring.
A writer off-guard since the materials with which he works are so dangerous can expect agony as quick as a thunderclap.
Whereas the staff, of course, was devoted to the idea that weak people should be helped as much as possible, that nobody should die.
Having a yacht is a reason for being more cheerful than most.
The New York Daily News suggested that my biggest war crime was not killing myself like a gentleman. Presumably Hitler was a gentleman.
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