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200 Memorable Inspirational Quotes of Kurt Vonnegut

200 Memorable Inspirational Quotes of Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction, with further collections being published after his death. Wikipedia
Born: November 11, 1922, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: April 11, 2007, Manhattan, New York, United States

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Inspirational Quotes of Kurt Vonnegut :

  1. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut

  2. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut

  3. Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. – Kurt Vonnegut

  4. Any man can call time out, but no man can say how long the time out will be. – Kurt Vonnegut

  5. I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep. – Kurt Vonnegut

  6. Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. – Kurt Vonnegut

  7. I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. – Kurt Vonnegut

  8. People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say. – Kurt Vonnegut

  9. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn. – Kurt Vonnegut

  10. I’m convinced that no one can amount to a damn in the arts if he becomes sweetly reasonable, seeing all sides of a picture, forgiving all sins. – Kurt Vonnegut

  11. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? – Kurt Vonnegut

  12. About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm. – Kurt Vonnegut

  13. That is how you get to be a writer, incidentally: you feel somehow marginal, somehow slightly off-balance all the time. – Kurt Vonnegut

  14. Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time? – Kurt Vonnegut

  15. Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. – Kurt Vonnegut

  16. Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. – Kurt Vonnegut

  17. There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look. – Kurt Vonnegut

  18. True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. – Kurt Vonnegut

  19. Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone. – Kurt Vonnegut

  20. To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon. – Kurt Vonnegut

  21. There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia. – Kurt Vonnegut

  22. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. – Kurt Vonnegut

  23. The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. – Kurt Vonnegut

  24. If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind. – Kurt Vonnegut

  25. One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the Universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand. – Kurt Vonnegut

  26. All writers are going to have to learn more about science, because it’s such an interesting part of their environment. – Kurt Vonnegut

  27. When I’m being funny, I try not to offend. I don’t think much of what I’ve done has been in really ghastly taste. I don’t think I have embarrassed many people or distressed them. – Kurt Vonnegut

  28. This country is being managed to death, being public related to death. – Kurt Vonnegut

  29. People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore. – Kurt Vonnegut

  30. Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. – Kurt Vonnegut

  31. I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival. – Kurt Vonnegut

  32. Over the years, people I’ve met have often asked me what I’m working on, and I’ve usually replied that the main thing was a book about Dresden. – Kurt Vonnegut

  33. I’m screamingly funny, you know, I really am in the books. And that helps because I’m funnier than a lot of people, I think, and that’s appreciated by young people. – Kurt Vonnegut

  34. If you are an American, you must allow all ideas to circulate freely in your community, not merely your own. – Kurt Vonnegut

  35. The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. – Kurt Vonnegut

  36. We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. – Kurt Vonnegut

  37. It is a big temptation to me, when I create a character for a novel, to say that he is what he is because of faulty wiring, or because of microscopic amounts of chemicals which he ate or failed to eat on that particular day. – Kurt Vonnegut

  38. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. – Kurt Vonnegut

  39. Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. – Kurt Vonnegut

  40. Back in my days as a chemistry student, I used to be quite a technocrat. I was firmly convinced that scientists would have cornered God and photographed Him in color by 1951. – Kurt Vonnegut

  41. What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. – Kurt Vonnegut

  42. I think big business is a terrible thing for the spirit of the country, as our spirit is the best thing about us. – Kurt Vonnegut

  43. Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet – the only one in the whole Milky Way – with a century of transportation whoopee. – Kurt Vonnegut

  44. As a Humanist, I love science. I hate superstition, which could never have given us A-bombs. – Kurt Vonnegut

  45. People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God. – Kurt Vonnegut

  46. Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John. – Kurt Vonnegut

  47. When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlighenment and comfort at top speed – Kurt Vonnegut

More Inspirational Quotes of Kurt Vonnegut :

  1. Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please God Almighty, and Luck is not the hand of God. – Kurt Vonnegut

  2. I now make my living by being impolite. I am clumsy at it. – Kurt Vonnegut

  3. It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead. – Kurt Vonnegut

  4. I am from a family of artists. Here I am, making a living in the arts. It has not been a rebellion. It’s as though I had taken over the family Esso station. – Kurt Vonnegut

  5. I don’t plot my books rigidly, follow a preconceived structure. A novel mustn’t be a closed system – it’s a quest. – Kurt Vonnegut

  6. I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers. – Kurt Vonnegut

  7. Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. But mankind wasn’t always so lucky. Less than a century ago, men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them. – Kurt Vonnegut

  8. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. – Kurt Vonnegut

  9. I hope to build a reputation as a science-fiction writer. That’s the pitch. We’ll see. – Kurt Vonnegut

  10. I consider anybody a twerp who hasn’t read ‘Democracy in America’ by Alexis de Tocqueville. There can never be a better book than that one on the strengths and vulnerabilities inherent in our form of government. – Kurt Vonnegut

  11. I think I belong to America’s last generation of novelists. Novelists will come one by one from now on, not in seeming families, and will perhaps write only one or two novels, and let it go at that. – Kurt Vonnegut

  12. The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn’t really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: he wasn’t going to compose Beethoven’s Fifth. – Kurt Vonnegut

  13. This is Sunday, and the question arises, what’ll I start tomorrow? – Kurt Vonnegut

  14. I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. – Kurt Vonnegut

  15. I left the Middle West for Schenectady because the General Electric Company offered me a more congenial, better paying job than did anyone else. – Kurt Vonnegut

  16. New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become. – Kurt Vonnegut

  17. Actually, to be an effective person politically in this country, I think you have to be thirty or over, and also you have to be rich, well-placed, you have to be close to power. And I don’t think that young people, because they look young, can do much, as I think they are counterproductive. – Kurt Vonnegut

  18. Younger scientists are extremely sensitive to the moral implications of all they do. – Kurt Vonnegut

  19. I was a chemistry major, but I’m always winding up as a teacher in English departments, so I’ve brought scientific thinking to literature. There’s been very little gratitude for this. – Kurt Vonnegut

  20. It may be that the most striking thing about members of my literary generation in retrospect will be that we were allowed to say absolutely anything without fear of punishment. – Kurt Vonnegut

  21. I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know I like him, and he lets me know he likes me. – Kurt Vonnegut

  22. People need good lies. There are too many bad ones. – Kurt Vonnegut

  23. If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy. – Kurt Vonnegut

  24. A chaplain’s assistant is customarily a figure of fun in the American Army. – Kurt Vonnegut

  25. During most of my freelancing, I made what I would have made in charge of the cafeteria at a pretty good junior-high school. – Kurt Vonnegut

  26. If you appear in the ‘Atlantic’ or ‘Harper’s’ or the ‘New Yorker,’ by God, you must be a writer, because everybody says so. – Kurt Vonnegut

  27. My cash cows, the slick magazines, were put out of business by TV. – Kurt Vonnegut

  28. There is never a shortage anywhere of lawyers eager to attack the First Amendment, as though it were nothing more than a clause in a lease from a crooked slumlord. – Kurt Vonnegut

  29. I have no degree in biochemistry, neither do I have one in mechanical engineering, as the Army saw fit to terminate both courses before they were finished. – Kurt Vonnegut

  30. Honest to God, Bill, the way things are going, all I can think of is that I’m a character in a book by somebody who wants to write about somebody who suffers all the time. – Kurt Vonnegut

  31. That’s the secret of how to enjoy writing and how to make yourself meet high standards,” said Mrs. Berman. “You don’t write for the whole world, and you don’t write for ten people, or two. You write for just one person. – Kurt Vonnegut

  32. The crowd, having been promised nothing, felt cheated, having received nothing. – Kurt Vonnegut

  33. Maybe they invited me because they know I have a tuxedo – Kurt Vonnegut

  34. It is never a mistake to say good-bye. – Kurt Vonnegut

  35. Why throw money at problems? That is what money is for. Should the nation’s wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful. – Kurt Vonnegut

  36. I am a very bad scientist. I will do anything to make a human being feel better, even if it’s unscientific. No scientist worthy of the name could say such a thing. – Kurt Vonnegut

  37. And what is literature, Rabo,” he said, “but an insider’s newsletter about affairs relating to molecules, of no importance to anything in the universe but a few molecules who have the disease called ‘thought’. – Kurt Vonnegut

  38. This person has just arrived on this planet, knows nothing about it, has no standards by which to judge it. This person does not care what it becomes. It is eager to become absolutely anything it is supposed to be. – Kurt Vonnegut

  39. What can any one person do?’ he said. ‘Each person does a little something,’ I said, ‘and there you are. – Kurt Vonnegut

  40. Take life seriously but none of the people in it. – Kurt Vonnegut

  41. Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suiside.I’m not a drug salesman. I’m a writer.” “What makes you think a writer isn’t a drug salesman? – Kurt Vonnegut

  42. Everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been. – Kurt Vonnegut

  43. The city was blacked out because bombers might come, so Billy didn’t get to see Dresden do one of the most cheerful things a city can do when the sun goes down, which is to wink its lights on one by one. – Kurt Vonnegut

  44. She was a dull person, but a sensational invitation to make babies. – Kurt Vonnegut

  45. And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes. – Kurt Vonnegut

  46. I consider anybody a twerp who hasn’t read the greatest American short story, which is ‘Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,’ by Ambrose Bierce. – Kurt Vonnegut

  47. They were adored by the Germans, who thought they were exactly what Englishmen ought to be. They made war look stylish and reasonable, and fun… They were dressed half for battle, half for tennis or croquet. – Kurt Vonnegut

  48. All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies. – Kurt Vonnegut

More Inspirational Quotes of Kurt Vonnegut :

  1. in nonsense is strength – Kurt Vonnegut

  2. Harry closed his eyes. He never wanted to open them again. His heart sent this message to his molecules: “For reasons obvious to all of us, this galaxy is dissolved! – Kurt Vonnegut

  3. If you can do no good, at least do no harm. – Kurt Vonnegut

  4. There is a riddle about a man who is locked in a room with nothing but a bed and a calendar, and the question is: How does he survive? The answer is: He eats dates from the calendar and drinks from the springs of the bed. – Kurt Vonnegut

  5. The words were a paraphrase of the suggestion of Jesus: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.” Bokonon’s paraphrase was this: “Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s really going on. – Kurt Vonnegut

  6. People hate it when they’re tickled because laughter is not pleasant, if it goes on too long. I think it’s a desperate sort of convulsion in desperate circumstances, which helps a little. – Kurt Vonnegut

  7. Now, the engineers and managers believe with all their hearts the glorious things their forebears hired people to say about them. Yesterday’s snow job becomes today’s sermon. – Kurt Vonnegut

  8. My God, the religious right will not acknowledge what a merciful person Jesus was. – Kurt Vonnegut

  9. Mere opinions, in fact, were as likely to govern people’s actions as hard evidence, and were subject to sudden reversals as hard evidence could never be. – Kurt Vonnegut

  10. Just because something feels better than anything else, that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. – Kurt Vonnegut

  11. That speci?c remedy for the worldwide epidemic of depression is a gift called the blues. – Kurt Vonnegut

  12. I have had all I can stand of not taking myself seriously. – Kurt Vonnegut

  13. Is there nothing I have done which will outlive me, other than the opprobrium of my first wife and sons and grandchildren? Do I care? Doesn’t everybody? Poor me. Poor practically everybody, with so little durable good to leave behind! – Kurt Vonnegut

  14. As Marilee and I were dressing, I whispered to her that I loved her with all my heart. What else was there to say? ‘You don’t. You can’t,’ she said. – Kurt Vonnegut

  15. You have to go, but I have to stay. – Kurt Vonnegut

  16. People who are wary of what they might find in a book if they opened one are right to be. – Kurt Vonnegut

  17. There is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead. – Kurt Vonnegut

  18. The waitress brought me another drink. She wanted to light my hurricane lamp again. I wouldn’t let her. “Can you see anything in the dark, with your sunglasses on?” she asked me. “The big show is inside my head,” I said. – Kurt Vonnegut

  19. Much of the conversation in the country consisted of lines from television shows, both past and present. – Kurt Vonnegut

  20. That’s what my books are, now that I’m a grownup – mosaics of jokes. – Kurt Vonnegut

  21. So let’s give another big tax cut to the super-rich. That’ll teach bin Laden a lesson he won’t soon forget. – Kurt Vonnegut

  22. Scum of the Earth as some may be in their daily lives, they can all be saints in emergencies. – Kurt Vonnegut

  23. Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima. – Kurt Vonnegut

  24. Terry Kitchen asked me one time why, since I had so few gifts as a husband and father, I had gotten married. And I heard myself say: “That’s the way the post-war movie goes. – Kurt Vonnegut

  25. Belief is nearly the whole of the universe whether based on truth or not. – Kurt Vonnegut

  26. I can have oodles of charm when I want to. – Kurt Vonnegut

  27. In the water I am beautiful. – Kurt Vonnegut

  28. Anyway — because we are readers, we don’t have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next — and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis — at any time of night or day. – Kurt Vonnegut

  29. No good at life, but very funny sometimes with the commentary. – Kurt Vonnegut

  30. Be patient, Ophelia. Love, Hamlet – Kurt Vonnegut

  31. What you can become is the miracle you were born to be through the work that you do. – Kurt Vonnegut

  32. Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something. We are here on Earth to fart around. Don’t let anybody tell you any different. – Kurt Vonnegut

  33. Trout was petrified there on Forty-second Street. It had given him a life not worth living, but I had also given him an iron will to live. This was a common combination on the planet Earth. – Kurt Vonnegut

  34. I am a Tralfamadorian, seeing all time as you might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. – Kurt Vonnegut

  35. See the cat? See the cradle? – Kurt Vonnegut

  36. All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. – Kurt Vonnegut

  37. Sometimes I think it is a great mistake to have matter that can think and feel. It complains so. By the same token, though, I suppose that boulders and mountains and moons could be accused of being a little too phlegmatic. – Kurt Vonnegut

  38. She upset Billy simply by being his mother. She made him feel embarrassed and ungrateful and weak because she had gone to so much trouble to give him life, and to keep that life going, and Billy didn’t really like life at all. – Kurt Vonnegut

  39. I had taught myself that a human being might as well look for diamond tiaras in the gutter as for rewards and punishments that were fair. – Kurt Vonnegut

  40. I wanted all things to seem to make some sense, So we could all be happy, yes, instead of tense. And I made up lies, so they all fit nice, and I made this sad world a paradise – Kurt Vonnegut

  41. Life is no way to treat an animal. – Kurt Vonnegut

  42. Mankind flung its advance agents ever outward, ever outward. Eventually it flung them out into space, into the colorless, tasteless, weightless sea of outwardness without end. It flung them like stones. – Kurt Vonnegut

  43. The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death. – Kurt Vonnegut

  44. There is no WHY, since the moment simply is, and since all of us are simply trapped in the moment, like bugs in Amber. – Kurt Vonnegut

  45. The worst thing about film, from my point of view, is that it cripples illusions which I have encouraged people to create in their heads. Film doesn’t create illusion. It makes them impossible. It is a bullying form of reality, like the model rooms in the furniture department of Bloomingdale’s. – Kurt Vonnegut

  46. If what Jesus said was good, what can it matter whether he was God or not? – Kurt Vonnegut

  47. Make love when you can. It’s good for you. – Kurt Vonnegut

More Inspirational Quotes of Kurt Vonnegut :

  1. I now believe that the only way in which Americans can rise above their ordinariness, can mature sufficiently to rescue themselves and to help rescue their planet, is through enthusiastic intimacy with works of their own imagination. – Kurt Vonnegut

  2. Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside. – Kurt Vonnegut

  3. Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind. – Kurt Vonnegut

  4. On the day they dropped the bomb Frank had a tablespoon and a Mason jar. What he was doing was spooning different kinds of bugs into the jar and making them fight….I can remember other bug fights we staged later on…They won’t fight unless you keep shaking the jar. – Kurt Vonnegut

  5. You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do. – Kurt Vonnegut

  6. They like life alright, but that they would like it even better if they could know that it was going to end sometime. – Kurt Vonnegut

  7. The function of the artist is to make people like life better than they have before. – Kurt Vonnegut

  8. Having a yacht is a reason for being more cheerful than most. – Kurt Vonnegut

  9. Until you die .. it’s all life. – Kurt Vonnegut

  10. Kurt Vonnegut speaking to John Irving while Irving was administering the Heimlich maneuver in response to Vonnegut’s uncontrollable coughing…”John,stop- I am not choking. I have emphysema. – Kurt Vonnegut

  11. Just because you can read, write and do a little math, doesn’t mean that you’re entitled to conquer the universe. – Kurt Vonnegut

  12. Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think that money was so valuable? – Kurt Vonnegut

  13. In real life as in grand opera, arias only make hopeless situations worse. – Kurt Vonnegut

  14. You know what truth is? […] It’s some crazy thing my neighbor believes. If I want to make friends with him, I ask him what he believes. He tells me, and I say, “Yeah, yeah – ain’t it the truth? – Kurt Vonnegut

  15. He didn’t look like a soldier at all. He looked like a filthy flamingo. – Kurt Vonnegut

  16. profanity and obscenity entitle people who don’t want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you. – Kurt Vonnegut

  17. My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut

  18. Montana was naked, and so was Billy, of course. He had a tremendous wang, incidentally. You never know who’ll get one. – Kurt Vonnegut

  19. Self-taught, are you?” Julian Castle asked Newt. “Isn’t everybody?” Newt inquired. “Very good answer. – Kurt Vonnegut

  20. I was once asked if I had any ideas for a really scary reality TV show. I have one reality show that would really make your hair stand on end: “C-Students from Yale”. – Kurt Vonnegut

  21. I will say, too, that lovemaking, if sincere, is one of the best ideas Satan put in the apple she gave to the serpent to give to Eve. The best idea in that apple, though, is making jazz. – Kurt Vonnegut

  22. All right – I’ll tell you what you did for me: you went for happy, silly, beautiful walks with me. – Kurt Vonnegut

  23. My god-life! who can understand eve one little minute of it? ‘don’t try’ he said ‘just pretend you understand. – Kurt Vonnegut

  24. He did not think of himself as a writer for the simple reason that the world had never allowed him to think of himself in this way. – Kurt Vonnegut

  25. The champagne was dead. So it goes. – Kurt Vonnegut

  26. The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms. – Kurt Vonnegut

  27. Hardly anyone in the world is an American – Kurt Vonnegut

  28. There was no immunity to cuckoo ideas on Earth – Kurt Vonnegut

  29. I couldn’t help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for–to find out how much a man could take without breaking. – Kurt Vonnegut

  30. My soul seemed as foul as smoke from burning cat fur. – Kurt Vonnegut

  31. I’m eighty-three and I’ve been smoking since I was eleven. I’m suing the cigarette company because it promised to kill me and it hasn’t. – Kurt Vonnegut

  32. It was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love. – Kurt Vonnegut

  33. The gun made a ripping sound like the opening of a zipper on the fly of God Almighty. – Kurt Vonnegut

  34. It’s a small world.” . . . “When you put it in a cemetery it is. – Kurt Vonnegut

  35. How complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is. – Kurt Vonnegut

  36. In this world, you get what you pay for. – Kurt Vonnegut

  37. Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead. – Kurt Vonnegut

  38. The book was Maniacs in the Fourth Dimension, by Kilgore Trout. It was about people whose mental diseases couldn’t be treated because the causes of the diseases were all in the fourth dimension, and three-dimensional Earthling doctors couldn’t see those causes at all, or even imagine them. – Kurt Vonnegut

  39. Any form of government, not just Capitalism, is whatever people who have all our money, drunk or sober, sane or insane, decide to do today. – Kurt Vonnegut

  40. Be fruitful, and multiply. – Kurt Vonnegut

  41. I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled “science fiction” … and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal. – Kurt Vonnegut

  42. If I am ever put to death on the hook, expect a very human performance. – Kurt Vonnegut

  43. The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide. – Kurt Vonnegut

  44. The paintings by dead men who were poor most of their lives are the most valuable pieces in my collection. And if an artist wants to really jack up the prices of his creations, may I suggest this: suicide. – Kurt Vonnegut

  45. I’ve got at least one tiny corner of the universe I can make just the way I want it … – Kurt Vonnegut

  46. He had supposed for years that he had no secrets from himself. Here was proof that he had a great big secret somewhere inside, and he could not imagine what it was. – Kurt Vonnegut

  47. Nothing in this book is true. – Kurt Vonnegut

  48. You know, I think the main purpose of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps is to get poor Americans into clean, pressed, unpatched clothes, so rich Americans can stand to look at them. – Kurt Vonnegut

  49. Sons of suicides seldom do well. – Kurt Vonnegut

  50. I don’t reveal to her that I love her. I keep poker faced. She might as well be looking at a cantaloupe, there is so little information in my face, but my heart is beating. – Kurt Vonnegut

  51. If you actually are an educated, thinking person, you will not be welcome in Washington, D.C. I know a couple of bright seventh graders who would not be welcome in Washington D.C. – Kurt Vonnegut

  52. I’m odd, I know,’ he said. ‘It’s fear of myself that’s made me odd. – Kurt Vonnegut

  53. … there is this feeling that I have a destiny far away from the shallow and preposterous posing that is our life … – Kurt Vonnegut

  54. Seems like the only kind of job an American can get these days is committing suicide in some way. – Kurt Vonnegut

  55. We’d all do well to start over again, preferably with kindergarten. – Kurt Vonnegut

  56. Sometimes I wonder if he wasn’t born dead. I never met a man who was less interested in the living. Sometimes I think that’s the trouble with the world: too many people in high places who are stone-cold dead. – Kurt Vonnegut

  57. Perhaps I am the turtle, able to live simply anywhere, even underwater for short periods, with my home on my back. – Kurt Vonnegut

  58. I think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren’t going to want to go on living. – Kurt Vonnegut

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