A true story, told by Kurt Vonnegut about his friend Joseph Heller, author of “Catch-22”.
Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer now dead, and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island.
I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel ‘Catch-22′ has earned in its entire history?”
And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.”
And I said, “What on earth could that be, Joe?”
And Joe said, “The knowledge that I’ve got enough.”
(from the blog post below by Maria Popova)
Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom
The meaning of life, in a short verse. “Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don
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