Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kurt Vonnegut says...

'Which brings us to the arts, whose purpose, in common with astrology, is to use frauds in order to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important. Singers and musicians show us human beings making sounds far more lovely than human beings really make. Architects give us temples in which something marvelous is obviously going on. Actually, practically nothing is going on inside. And on and on.'

-Kurt Vonnegut ('Address to Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970', Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons, Kurt Vonnegut, 1974)

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