косу не так припарковал
Мои знакомые не любят Воннегута. И не понимают. А я могу объяснить каждое слово, фразу. Они говорят, что Воннегут курил траву. Потому что они его не понимают. А я не курю траву. Некоторые из них не знают, что значит слово "шарлатан". Грустно и смешно, и смешно. Книга в смысле.

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before." Bokonon tells us. "He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way."

I wanted all things
To seem to make sense,
So we all could be happy, yes,
Instead of tense.
And I came up with lies
So that they all fit nice,
And I made this sad world
A par-a-dise.

"Papa" Monzano, he's so very bad,
But without bad "Papa" I would be so sad;
Because without "Papa's" badness,
Tell me, if you would,
How could wicked old Bokonon
Ever, ever look good?

Oh, a sleeping drunkard
Up in Central Park,
And a lion-hunter
In the jungle dark,
And a Chinese dentist,
And a British queen...
All fit together
In the same machine.
Nice, nice, very nice;
Nice, nice, very nice;
Nice, nice, very nice...
So many different people
In the same device.

To whom it may concern: These people around you are almost all survivors on San Lorenzo of the winds that followed the freezing of the sea. These people made captive of the spurious holy man named Bokonon. They brought him here, placed him at their center, and commanded him to tell them exactly what God Almighty was up to and what they should now do. The mountebank told them that God was surely trying to kill them, possibly because He was through with them, and that they should have the good manners to die. That, as you can see, they did.
The note was signed by Bokonon.

The words were a paraphrase of the suggestion by Jesus: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's." Bokonon's paraphrase was this: "Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn't have the slightest idea what's _really_ going on."

After the thing went off, after it was sure thing that America could wipe out a city with just one bomb, a scientist turned to Father and said, 'Science has now known sin.' And do you know what father said? He said, 'What is sin?'

Have you ever heard the speech he made when he accepted the Nobel Prize? This is the whole speech: 'Ladies and Gentlemen. I stand before you now because I never stopped dawdling like an eight-year-old on a spring morning on his way to school. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes think. I am a very happy man. Thank you.'

@темы: random rant, preposterousness