What are the TOP 10 life quotes by Kurt Vonnegut?


  1. A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.


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


  3. If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC


  4. I want to stand 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.




  5. One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.


  6. If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.


  7. The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in his cosmic loneliness. And God said, Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done. And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat, looked around, and spoke. What is the purpose of all this? he asked politely. Everything must have a purpose? asked God. Certainly, said man. Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this, said God. And He went away.



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