Unk, standing at a porthole, wept quietly. He was weeping for love, for family, for friendship, for truth, for civilization. The things he wept for were all abstractions, since his memory could furnish few faces or artifacts with which his imagination might fashion a passion play.
("The Sirens of Titan")
More Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut:The unity in every second of all time and all wandering mankind, all wandering womankind, all wandering children.
Make love when you can. It's good for you.
Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself.
Later on in life, the Tralfamadorians would advise Billy to concentrate on the happy moments of his life, and to ignore the unhappy ones - to stare only at pretty things as eternity failed to go by.
It was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love.
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