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Mark Vonnegut

Datum narození: 11. květen 1947

Mark Vonnegut je americký lékař a spisovatel.

Citáty Mark Vonnegut


„Pocity mají smysl, pokud mají smysl jejich podněty.“

„Zvláštním způsobem je to až k smíchu, být úplně v prdeli a pořád se s tím snažit vyrovnat.“


„Pokud je na světě omezené množství utrpení, určitě jsem to za někoho vyžral.“

„Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.“ The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

„It's regrets that make painful memories. When I was crazy I did everything just right.“ The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

„We're here to get each other through this thing, whatever it is.“

„What occurs to people when they read Kurt [Vonnegut] is that things are much more up for grabs than they thought they were. The world is a slightly different place just because they read a damn book. Imagine that.“

„He often said he had to be a writer because he wasn't good at anything else. He was not good at being an employee. Back in the mid-1950's, he was employed for Sports Illustrated, briefly. He reported back to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, "The horse jumped over the fucking fence," and walked out, self-employed again.“ Armageddon in Retrospect


„Introverts almost never cause me trouble and are usually much better at what they do than extroverts. Extroverts are too busy slapping one another on the back, team building, and making fun of introverts to get much done. Extroverts are amazed and baffled by how much some introverts get done and assume that they, the extroverts, are somehow responsible.“

„Having their feelings make sense is how people get their kicks.“ The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

„Reading and writing are in themselves subversive acts. What they subvert is the notion that things have to be the way they are, that you are alone, that no one has ever felt the way you have. What occurs to people when they read Kurt is that things are much more up for grabs than they thought they were. The world is a slightly different place just because they read a damn book. Imagine that.“

„People with mental illness are very much like people without mental illness only more so. What we lose with a psychotic episode is the comforting assurance that we can’t lose our mind. When most people look down they see solid ground. When I look down, I’m not so sure.

Crazy thoughts are not the problem. Everyone has crazy thoughts. Hallucinations and delusions tend to catch the attention but aren’t the problem. The problem is that the world becomes discontinuous. We can’t attend to the world and take care of ourselves. So others try to take care of us and they do an imperfect job of it. There is no substitute for being well.“


„With mental illness the trick is to not take your feelings so seriously; you’re zooming in and zooming away from things that go from being too important to being not important at all.“ Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

„We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.“

„Who but a brazen crazy person would go one-on-one with blank paper or canvas armed with nothing but ideas?“

„Reading and writing are in themselves subversive acts. What they subvert is the notion that things have to be the way they are, that you are alone, that no one has ever felt the way you have.“ Armageddon in Retrospect

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