Vonnegut’s Fortune Cookie #3

January 6, 2006

I can’t seem to stop reading Cat’s Cradle

“Sir, how does a man die when he’s deprived of the consolations of literature?”

“In one of two ways,” he said, “petrescence of the heart or atrophy of the nervous system.”

“Neither one very pleasant, I expect,” I suggested.

“No,” said Castle the elder. “For the love of God, both of you, please keep writing!”

– Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle