Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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

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Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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If your brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.
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Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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We’re terrible animals. I think that the Earth’s immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should.
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True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
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There are too many of us and we are all too far apart.
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Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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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.
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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

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Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think that money was so valuable?
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New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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And yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It’s good for you.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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If you can do no good, at least do no harm.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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The only difference between Hitler and Bush is that Hitler was elected.
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A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.
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The worst thing that could possibly happen to anybody would be to not be used for anything by anybody. Thank you for using me, even though I didn’t want to be used by anybody.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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Science is magic that works.
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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.
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Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
– Kurt Vonnegut

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