Wow, it turns out that the Kurt Vonnegut quote I posted on last Tuesday’s philosophy post was, indeed, an actual quote by Kurt Vonnegut! (There’s so many miss-attributed or just plain fabricated quotes out there, one never can quite be sure…) Even better, here’s a reading of the whole letter in which it was contained by none other than Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen!
You’re the only one giving this the right story and right source. The Facebook sharings round the world only quote the “When I was 15 …” etc story, and constantly refer it to Vonnegut.
Thanks for bringing clarity when I tried to get to the real source.
Agneta Lagercrantz in Sweden.