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

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

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

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

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

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

And so it goes... Kurt Vonnegut

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

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

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

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

All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental. 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

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

Americans... are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier. Kurt Vonnegut

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


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