"How people used to talk and talk back then! Everybody was going, Blah-blah-blah, all day long...

What could most of that blah-blah-blahing have been, both night and day, but the spilling of useless, uncalled-for signals from our preposterously huge and active brains?

There was no shutting them down! Whether we had anything for them to do or not, they ran all the time! And were they ever loud! Oh, God, were they ever loud."

Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos