Quote of the day

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons:

“This is what I find most encouraging about the writing trades:  They allow mediocre people who are patient and industrious to revise their stupidity, to edit themselves into something like intelligence.  They also allow lunatics to seem saner than sane.”

2 comments

  1. Sean Newton

    Found this, thought there was a possibility of you agreeing with it, although wasn’t entirely sure where to send it. Starts off slow, and the guy drives me a bit nuts, but enjoy.

  2. Cliff Burns

    Fascinating rant.

    And I would definitely agree that these days so-called “art” is about self-glorification, rather than changing preconceptions and offering fresh approaches to whatever discipline you happen to work in. Art has been dummied down and that includes music, books, movies—we now live in a culture that is dictated by morons. Mall rats, gamers,”sheeple” who follow trends, dress and think exactly like everyone else. Who gives a fuck about Jennifer Anniston, what has she ever contributed to the fucking world? Yet I see her face and, yes, tits, splashed over every goddamn tabloid and entertainment magazine out there.

    Thanks for zipping this my way. Another angry, articulate, venom-spewing middle aged white guy. Are you trying to tell me something?

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