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  • #1
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #2
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #3
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #4
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #5
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

  • #6
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “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.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

  • #7
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #8
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #9
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #10
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #11
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #12
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #13
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #14
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

  • #15
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Where do I get my ideas from? You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him. It was music. I was goofing around like everybody else in Indiana, and all of a sudden stuff came gushing out. It was disgust with civilization.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #16
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “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.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

  • #17
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
    tags: food

  • #18
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We could have saved [the Earth] but we were too damned cheap.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #19
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #20
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I wanted all things
    To seem to make some sense,
    So we could all be happy, yes,
    Instead of tense.
    And I made up lies
    So that they all fit nice,
    And I made this sad world
    A par-a-dise.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #21
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “When the last living thing
    Has died on account of us,
    How poetical it would be
    If Earth could say,
    In a voice floating up
    Perhaps
    From the floor
    Of the Grand Canyon,
    "It is done."
    People did not like it here.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #22
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

  • #23
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #24
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Science is magic that works.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

  • #25
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We'd been apart so long--I'd been dead so long," she said in English. "I thought surely you'd built a new life, with no room in it for me. I'd hoped that."
    "My life is nothing but room for you." I said. "It could never be filled by anyone but you.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #26
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “There are too many of us and we are all too far apart.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #27
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “My soul knows my meat is doing bad things, and is embarrassed. But my meat just keeps right on doing bad, dumb things.”
    Kurt Vonnegut



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