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While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

Kurt Vonnegut

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Q: What is wrong with the world? A: Everybody pays attention to pictures of things. Nobody pays attention to things themselves.”

“I hear he liked flowers pretty well." "Yes," said Annie, "he said they were the friends who always came back and never disappointed him." --"Out, Brief Candle”

“Please look at the imperfect human being God gave to love you once, and try to like me a little for what I really was, or, God willing, am. Then please, darling, become an imperfect human being among imperfect human beings again." "Jenny”

“(speaking of insecurity) "It's broken greater spirits than ours, and robbed the world of God knows how much beauty. I've seen it happen more times than I like to think about." --"$10,000 A Year, Easy”

“They made a science out of people?" she said. "What a crazy science that must be." --"Mr. Z”

“People who sell bolts and nuts and locomotives and frozen orange juice make billions, while the people who struggle to bring a little beauty into the world, give life a little meaning, they starve. --"$10,000 A Year, Easy”

“There Bomar is, wherever he is, spending a fortune every day on liquor and beautiful women and expensive playthings, when he could find peace of mind right here with us, for a mere twenty cents. --"Bomar”

“Keep breathing," said Ben. "That's the big thing for now." --"Money Talks”

“As I spoke of another's love and looked into the wide, blue windows of her soul, a rich, insistent yearning flooded my senses. --"Tango”

“(a man in love speaking) "I don't notice much of anything anymore but Marie." He laid his hand on his chest. "This force," he said, "it just does with you what it wants to do with you, makes you feel what it wants to make you feel." --"Tango”

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Book Keywords:

humanity, nature, world, flowers, money, money-not-happiness, breathing, love, sociology, insecurity, human-nature, materialism, twisted-logic, disappointment, heartache, problems, creativity, brokenness, beauty, friends

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