Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

53 Kurt Vonnegut quotes:

"History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: History Quotes
"the ideas in the piece seemed to make such great sense."
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"Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Illusion Quotes
"We are what we imagine ourselves to be."
"not to believe my government."
"We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Government Quotes Superstition Quotes
"You cannot be a good writer of serious fiction if you are not depressed"
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"But doing that job, surviving it, was like getting a Purple Heart. I wouldn't have missed it for anything."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"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."
"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."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"Most writers are not quick-witted when they talk. Novelists, in particular, drag themselves around in society like gut-shot bears."
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"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before."
Author: Vonnegut Quotes Category: Man Quotes

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