Quotes by American Author Kurt Vonnegut


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

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been." Kurt Vonnegut

Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. Kurt Vonnegut
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I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

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

How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive. Kurt Vonnegut

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. Kurt Vonnegut

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

We are all what we pretend to be, but, we had better be very careful what we pretend. Kurt Vonnegut

Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. Kurt Vonnegut

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. Kurt Vonnegut

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

It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell. Kurt Vonnegut

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

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

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

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

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

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


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