photo of Kurt VonnegutPhoto Credit: WikiMedia Commons

Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut (Page 3 of 3)

Quote: Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.


Quote: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.


Quote: All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.


Quote: Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.


Quote: A sane person to an insane society must appear insane. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.


Quote: Be fruitful, and multiply. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Be fruitful, and multiply.


Quote: Unannounced changes in life's itinerary are like dancing lessons from God. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Unannounced changes in life's itinerary are like dancing lessons from God.


Quote: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.


Quote: 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 possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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 possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.


Quote: If you can do no good, at least do no harm. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

If you can do no good, at least do no harm.


Quote: Everything is nothing, with a twist. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Everything is nothing, with a twist.


Quote: If you want to break the rules of grammar, first learn the rules of grammar. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

If you want to break the rules of grammar, first learn the rules of grammar.


Quote: 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. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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.


Quote: We didn't belong anywhere in particular any more. We were interchangeable parts in the American machine. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

We didn't belong anywhere in particular any more. We were interchangeable parts in the American machine.




Quote: The mind reels. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

The mind reels.


Quote: Society is more concerned with material possessions than it is with the true love and compassion of another human being. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Society is more concerned with material possessions than it is with the true love and compassion of another human being.


Quote: It was not the thought that God was cruel that froze me. I had taught myself never to expect anything from Him. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

It was not the thought that God was cruel that froze me. I had taught myself never to expect anything from Him.


Quote: What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at once. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at once.


Quote: Scum of the Earth as some may be in their daily lives, they can all be saints in emergencies. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Scum of the Earth as some may be in their daily lives, they can all be saints in emergencies.


Quote: Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes.


Quote: Fear hadn't come to him yet. Pain hadn't come where pain would come. There was only the feeling of having done something perfect at last--the taste of a drink from a cold, pure spring. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Fear hadn't come to him yet. Pain hadn't come where pain would come. There was only the feeling of having done something perfect at last--the taste of a drink from a cold, pure spring.


Quote: They were adored by the Germans, who thought they were exactly what Englishmen ought to be. They made war look stylish and reasonable, and fun... They were dressed half for battle, half for tennis or croquet. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

They were adored by the Germans, who thought they were exactly what Englishmen ought to be. They made war look stylish and reasonable, and fun... They were dressed half for battle, half for tennis or croquet.


Quote: Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.


Quote: The two prime movers in the Universe are Time and Luck. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

The two prime movers in the Universe are Time and Luck.


Quote: Luck is not the hand of God.... Luck is the way the wind swirls and the dust settles eons after God has passed by. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Luck is not the hand of God.... Luck is the way the wind swirls and the dust settles eons after God has passed by.


Quote: It's the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: 'Good-bye. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

It's the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: 'Good-bye.


Quote: Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.


Quote: The planet was being destroyed by manufacturing processes, and what was being manufactured was lousy, by and large. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

The planet was being destroyed by manufacturing processes, and what was being manufactured was lousy, by and large.


Quote: What made marriage so difficult back then was yet again that instigator of so many other sorts of heartbreak: the oversize brain. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

What made marriage so difficult back then was yet again that instigator of so many other sorts of heartbreak: the oversize brain.


Quote: Perhaps I am the turtle, able to live simply anywhere, even underwater for short periods, with my home on my back. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Perhaps I am the turtle, able to live simply anywhere, even underwater for short periods, with my home on my back.


Quote: I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.


Quote: I pity the Jews trying to get through life with only half a Bible. That's like trying to get from here to San Francisco with a road map that stops at Dubuque, Iowa. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I pity the Jews trying to get through life with only half a Bible. That's like trying to get from here to San Francisco with a road map that stops at Dubuque, Iowa.


Quote: Rome wasn't built in a day. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Rome wasn't built in a day.


Quote: I've written about Powers Hapgood. He was a Harvard graduate, son of a wealthy family who owned a cannery out there. After leaving Harvard, he went to work in coal mines and then was a CIO executive when I met him there, in Indianapolis. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I've written about Powers Hapgood. He was a Harvard graduate, son of a wealthy family who owned a cannery out there. After leaving Harvard, he went to work in coal mines and then was a CIO executive when I met him there, in Indianapolis.




Quote: We used to have superb public schools. I guess we don't anymore, but, boy, the public schools were really something and I am a product of those in Indianapolis. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

We used to have superb public schools. I guess we don't anymore, but, boy, the public schools were really something and I am a product of those in Indianapolis.


Quote: I went to high school in Indianapolis I learned how to walk around looking tough because everybody had to do that. I go out there occasionally and they're still doing it, walking around looking very tough because something might happen. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I went to high school in Indianapolis I learned how to walk around looking tough because everybody had to do that. I go out there occasionally and they're still doing it, walking around looking very tough because something might happen.


Quote: Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well? by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?


Quote: The unity in every second of all time and all wandering mankind, all wandering womankind, all wandering children. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

The unity in every second of all time and all wandering mankind, all wandering womankind, all wandering children.


Quote: I chose cultural anthropology, since it offered the greatest opportunity to write high-minded balderdash. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I chose cultural anthropology, since it offered the greatest opportunity to write high-minded balderdash.


Quote: There is no good reason good can't triumph over evil, if only angels will get organized along the lines of the mafia. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

There is no good reason good can't triumph over evil, if only angels will get organized along the lines of the mafia.


Quote: Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. 
How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something. We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals.
How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something. We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different.


Quote: It was headquartered in Michigan City, a long way off. I never saw Ku Klux Klan march. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

It was headquartered in Michigan City, a long way off. I never saw Ku Klux Klan march.


Quote: The brainless serenity of charwomen and janitors working late at night came over us. In a messy world we were at least making our little corner clean. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

The brainless serenity of charwomen and janitors working late at night came over us. In a messy world we were at least making our little corner clean.


Quote: And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.




Quote: There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.


Quote: No moral value is greater than humanity. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

No moral value is greater than humanity.


Quote: And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.


Quote: I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.


Quote: 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. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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.


Quote: Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, It might have been. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, It might have been.


Quote: Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.


Quote: Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please -- a little less love, and a little more common decency'. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of Kurt Vonnegut quote: Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please -- a little less love, and a little more common decency'.- black text on quotes background

Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please -- a little less love, and a little more common decency'.


Quote: If you really want to hurt your parents and you don't have nerve enough to be homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

If you really want to hurt your parents and you don't have nerve enough to be homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts.




Quote: Armistice Day has become Veterans' Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans' Day is not. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Armistice Day has become Veterans' Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans' Day is not.


Quote: So, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines. All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking, and then they thought that, too. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

So, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines. All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking, and then they thought that, too.


Quote: Anyone unable to understand how useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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


Quote: Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts. And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts. And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.


Quote: The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.


Quote: Pretend to be good all the time, and even God will be fooled. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Pretend to be good all the time, and even God will be fooled.


Quote: Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.


Quote: Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are.


Quote: Reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found.


Quote: We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.


Quote: No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.


Quote: My cash cows, the slick magazines, were put out of business by TV. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

My cash cows, the slick magazines, were put out of business by TV.


Quote: I left the Middle West for Schenectady because the General Electric Company offered me a more congenial, better paying job than did anyone else. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I left the Middle West for Schenectady because the General Electric Company offered me a more congenial, better paying job than did anyone else.


Quote: All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is.


Quote: Any man can call time out, but no man can say how long the time out will be. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Any man can call time out, but no man can say how long the time out will be.


Quote: Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please God Almighty, and Luck is not the hand of God. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please God Almighty, and Luck is not the hand of God.


Quote: During most of my freelancing, I made what I would have made in charge of the cafeteria at a pretty good junior-high school. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

During most of my freelancing, I made what I would have made in charge of the cafeteria at a pretty good junior-high school.


Quote: When I'm being funny, I try not to offend. I don't think much of what I've done has been in really ghastly taste. I don't think I have embarrassed many people or distressed them. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

When I'm being funny, I try not to offend. I don't think much of what I've done has been in really ghastly taste. I don't think I have embarrassed many people or distressed them.


Quote: Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John.


Quote: 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. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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.


Quote: I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers.


Quote: 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. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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.


Quote: As a Humanist, I love science. I hate superstition, which could never have given us A-bombs. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

As a Humanist, I love science. I hate superstition, which could never have given us A-bombs.


Quote: 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. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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.




Quote: It may be that the most striking thing about members of my literary generation in retrospect will be that we were allowed to say absolutely anything without fear of punishment. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

It may be that the most striking thing about members of my literary generation in retrospect will be that we were allowed to say absolutely anything without fear of punishment.


Quote: One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand.


Quote: To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.


Quote: I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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


Quote: I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.


Quote: I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.


Quote: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.


Quote: Actually, to be an effective person politically in this country, I think you have to be thirty or over, and also you have to be rich, well-placed, you have to be close to power. And I don't think that young people, because they look young, can do much, as I think they are counterproductive. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of Kurt Vonnegut quote: Actually, to be an effective person politically in this country, I think you have to be thirty or over, and also you have to be rich, well-placed, you have to be close to power. And I don't think that young people, because they look young, can do much, as I think they are counterproductive.- black text on quotes background

Actually, to be an effective person politically in this country, I think you have to be thirty or over, and also you have to be rich, well-placed, you have to be close to power. And I don't think that young people, because they look young, can do much, as I think they are counterproductive.


Quote: I consider anybody a twerp who hasn't read 'Democracy in America' by Alexis de Tocqueville. There can never be a better book than that one on the strengths and vulnerabilities inherent in our form of government. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I consider anybody a twerp who hasn't read 'Democracy in America' by Alexis de Tocqueville. There can never be a better book than that one on the strengths and vulnerabilities inherent in our form of government.


Quote: Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.


Quote: We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.


Quote: 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? by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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?


Quote: Science is magic that works. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Science is magic that works.


Quote: This country is being managed to death, being public related to death. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

This country is being managed to death, being public related to death.


Quote: If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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


Quote: I think a lot of people, including me, clammed up when a civilian asked about battle, about war. It was fashionable. One of the most impressive ways to tell your war story is to refuse to tell it, you know. Civilians would then have to imagine all kinds of deeds of derring-do. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of Kurt Vonnegut quote; white text on black background

I think a lot of people, including me, clammed up when a civilian asked about battle, about war. It was fashionable. One of the most impressive ways to tell your war story is to refuse to tell it, you know. Civilians would then have to imagine all kinds of deeds of derring-do.


Quote: Back in my days as a chemistry student, I used to be quite a technocrat. I was firmly convinced that scientists would have cornered God and photographed Him in color by 1951. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Back in my days as a chemistry student, I used to be quite a technocrat. I was firmly convinced that scientists would have cornered God and photographed Him in color by 1951.




Quote: I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know I like him, and he lets me know he likes me. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know I like him, and he lets me know he likes me.


Quote: There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.


Quote: Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet -- the only one in the whole Milky Way -- with a century of transportation whoopee. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet -- the only one in the whole Milky Way -- with a century of transportation whoopee.


Quote: 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. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

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.


Quote: If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy. by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.


Quote: This is Sunday, and the question arises, what'll I start tomorrow? by author Kurt Vonnegut overlaid on photo of photo of author Kurt Vonnegut with quote

This is Sunday, and the question arises, what'll I start tomorrow?


Popular Curated Collections

Nature

Beauty

Cute

Be Positive

Flower

Self-Discovery

bell-hooks

Gratitude

Hope

Productivity

Creativity

 


Thank YOU for visiting -- we wish you a perfect day!