Kurt Vonnegut Quotes


53 Kurt Vonnegut quotes:



"Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information."
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"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."
"The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal."
"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."
"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why."
"Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information."
"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."
"To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon."
"It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead."
"If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind."
"We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap."
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"Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John."
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."
"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be."
"People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God."
"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
"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."
"The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest."
"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."
"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?"



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