quote by Kurt Vonnegut

I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Killer Cats Cradle quotations

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon, Little boy blue and the man in the moon. "When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when, But we'll get together then. You know we'll have a good time then.


Cats cradle quote If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

Live by the harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.

Cats cradle quote When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction.
When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction.

As stupid and vicious as men are, this is a lovely day.

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.


Cats cradle quote A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.
A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.

Human language is lit with animal life: we play cats-cradle or have hare-brained ideas; we speak of badgering, or outfoxing someone; to squirrel something away and to ferret it out.

How complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.

Round and round we spin, with feet of lead and wings of tin.

Cats cradle quote I have lived with several masters - all of them cats.
I have lived with several masters - all of them cats.

Anyone unable to understand how useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either.

A lover's a liar, To himself he lies, The truthful are loveless, Like oysters their eyes!


One reason why my memory decays is that I have three cats, all so loving and insistent that they play cat's-cradle with every train of thought. They drove me distracted while I was having influenza, gazing at me with large eyes and saying: O Sylvia, you are so ill, you'll soon be dead. And who will feed us then? Feed us now!

Cats cradle quote Adversity is the cradle of prosperity.
Adversity is the cradle of prosperity.

Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn't have the slightest idea what's really going on.

I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around. Lucky me, lucky mud.

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man in the moon.

Cats cradle quote I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.
I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.

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.


She was a fool, and so am I, and so is anyone who thinks he sees what God is Doing, [writes Bokonon].

In this world, you get what you pay for.

Cats cradle quote If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewher
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
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She hated people who thought too much.

At that moment, she struck me as an appropriate representative for almost all mankind.

See the cat? See the cradle?

The highest possible form of treason is to say that Americans aren’t loved wherever they go, whatever they do.


She broke my heart. I didn't like that much. But that was the price. In this world, you get what you pay for.

Man is vile, and man makes nothing worth making, knows nothing worth knowing.

The Fourteenth Book is entitled, "What can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?" It doesn't take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period. This is it: "Nothing.

You get what you pay for.

Rats They fought the dogs and killed the cats, And bit the babies in the cradles, And ate the cheeses out of the vats, And licked the soup from the cook's own ladles. Split open the kegs of salted sprats, Made nests inside men's Sunday hats, And even spoiled the women's chats By drowning their speaking With shrieking and squeaking In fifty different sharps and flats.