Ian "Marvin" Graye
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Anyway—because we are readers, we don't have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next—and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis—at any time of night or day.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money,
Love like you’ll never get hurt.
You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watchin’.”
Richard Leigh, Come from the Heart Sheet Music

Hegel (Nonfiction)
19 chapters   —   updated Jun 08, 2020 05:51PM
Description: Musings on the philosophy of Hegel
Listen to This (Entertainment)
2 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: You recommend music to me and I recommend music to you, and we can remember where we did it (instead of losing it on some thread of a book that we can't remember).
Was That Canon Fire (or Is It My Heart Pounding?) (Literature & Fiction)
6 chapters   —   updated Mar 22, 2014 06:12PM
Description: A guide to some of the books I've loved and reviewed
Apparently, Last Night Part 3 (Romance)
15 chapters   —   updated Mar 05, 2014 02:20PM
Description: Baby baby, where did our love go? Much of the prose and poetry in this folder is an experiment in a topic about impossible love or alien love or unrequited love. If they start to work for me, I might try to develop them into a more ambitious idea. I've tried to dig into 35 years of relationships for what little inspiration I could glean. I hope nobody takes offence at them. Love and lust manifest themselves in many ways, some of them impossible, improbable, impractical, inconvenient or just plain unexpected.
I Believe (Literature & Fiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2013 10:36AM
Description: Random thoughts on why I write what and how I do
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