I really don't know what I'm going to become from now on. I'm simply along for the ride to see what happens to this body and this brain of mine. I'm startled that I became a writer. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming.
All I really wanted to do was give people the relief of laughing. Humour can be a relief, like an aspirin tablet. If a hundred years from now people are still laughing, I'd certainly be pleased.
-Kurt Vonnegut, Hollow Laughter