Did you ever purchase a used book and find that it included some underlined passages? This used to annoy me — until today, when I was looking for inspiration and picked up Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. I flipped open the book to page 41 and found an underlined passage that read like a poem (maybe I was just in the right mood). Here it is:

An underlined passage from Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut¬†(Delta, 1963), page 41

The more truth
we have to work with,
the richer we become.

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