RIP Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007. It’s his quote. Worth listening again to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, which had a re-broadcast interview with Vonnegut talking about his experience of Dresden, 60 years on, with references to the Holocaust and satire. He’s rather more interesting on the roots of his black humour in the experience of destruction than on the subject of the number of Dresden dead, about which he was utterly wrong but unchallenged.
“When you’re dead, you’re dead. Make love when you can. It’s good for you.”