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    I need help finding a quote....I know it is something like "there is no greater example of mans humanity than a fire truck" or something like that, and I believe it is by a famous author. If someone could help me out that would be great. Thanx

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    Originally posted by nyckftbl
    I need help finding a quote....I know it is something like "there is no greater example of mans humanity than a fire truck" or something like that, and I believe it is by a famous author. If someone could help me out that would be great. Thanx
    That is author Kurt Vonnegut's quote.
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    AHH thank you!

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    http://www.vonnegutweb.com/archives/...efighters.html


    Vonnegut praises our heroes

    ONE of America's greatest living writers is expressing his respect and esteem for the brave men and women who risk their lives toiling in the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center. When PAGE SIX asked "Breakfast of Champions" author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. to comment on the tragedy, he reflected, "The most stirring symbol of man's humanity toward man that I can think of is a fire truck." Anyone familiar with Vonnegut will understand just how deep that sentiment runs for the author. As aprisoner of war in WWII, Vonnegut witnessed the firebombing of Dresden, Germany, in which a single night's raid left at least 135,000 dead, mostly civilian. The apocalyptic scene so affected Vonnegut that he depicted it again and again throughout his career in novels such as "Slaughterhouse Five" and "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater." In "Rosewater" the protagonist is so tortured over unwittingly killing a German firefighter during the war that upon his return home, he is compelled to fund volunteer fire departments all over the country.
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