Slaughterhouse Five
You see, in Tralfamadore, where I presently dwell, life has no beginning, no middle and no end. For example, many years ago... a certain man promised to have me killed. He's an old man now, living not far from here. He's read all of the publicity associated with my appearance. He's insane, and tonight he'll keep his promise. If you protest, if you think that death is a terrible thing, then you have not understood what I have said. You see, it's time for you to go home... to your wives and children. It's time for me to be dead for a little while... and then live again.
Sacha Zimmerman