Kurt Vonnegut

Students Asked Their Favorite Authors to Visit. Only one Responded

A Redditor wrote:

“Eight years ago, students at my high school wrote to their favorite authors asking them to visit. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one who responded, writing this beautiful and humorous letter.”

Students Asked Their Favorite Authors to Visit. Kurt Vonnegut was the Only one who Responded

 “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut 


  1. I’m 29 going on 30 and still do some of those things. Will continue to do so until the sunsetting moment comes to me, I’m sure. God Bless such a beautiful man and his words so as to spread the way in which life should be lived: from within. Keep the faith, fellow humans! =)


    1. ha! your comment made me smile, as i’m 57 going on 58, and i still do most of these things.. or strike out the word ‘still,’ thought recently i prompted friends to ‘skip’ and not dance down the street here in rural ecuador! we laughed and laughed and laughed and pondered attempting a cartwheel but suspected that might backfire!

      it’s sad that only one author replied, though wow, what a lovely and powerful reply the students received! lisa/z


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