Kurt Vonnegut’s answer when he was asked, "Were do you get your ideas?"
Where do I get my ideas from? You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him.
It was music.
I was goofing around like everybody else in Indiana, and all of a sudden stuff came gushing out.
It was disgust with civilization.
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