People will do anything to stop being lonely - just as people will do anything to stop suffocating…That is the great American disease, which is so easily exploited by cynical people. It’s loneliness. It is unbearable.
Kurt Vonnegut. “The Melancholia of Everything Completed,” in Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview and Other Conversations. Edited by Tom McCartan. (Brooklyn: Melville House, 2011): 146. [This interview originally appeared in Stop Smiling, August 2006]. (via thesewindmills)