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  1. My favorite, I think, comes from the prologue in Slapstick:
    “I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, ‘Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency.'”

    It’s pretty much the best relationship advice you can get.

  2. I’m particularly fond of the idea of life being like “a mountain range” laid out before you, from ‘Slaughterhouse Five.’ There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t at some point wish I could revisit my past.

  3. My favorite was from an early version of Breakfast of Champions. I’m paraphrasing. Vonnegut on Capitalism: “It was a system where you were supposed to grab everything you could. You were supposed to hold onto it until somebody smarter than you came along and took it. Somehow, it was all supposed to work out in the end. It didn’t.”

  4. My favorite passage has always been the backwards bombing run in SH5.

    …Hitler becomes a baby and all of humanity works toward creating two perfect people named Adam and Eve…

  5. I love Cat’s Cradle the best. It’s my all-time favorite book, actually. My new mission is to read it again in various translations.

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