Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Quotes

Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

We are impossibly conceited animals, and actually dumb as heck. Ask any teacher. You don't even have to as a teacher. Ask anybody. Dogs and cats are smarter than we are.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion . . . . I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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