Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes: True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
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Kurt Vonnegut Quote: Billy had a framed prayer on his office wall which expressed his method for keeping going, even though he was unenthusiastic about living. A lot of patients who saw the prayer on Billy's wall told him that it helped them to keep going, too. It went like this:
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Quotes about Kurt Vonnegut: In the water I am beautiful.
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Quote about Kurt Vonnegut: I think... it is somehow very useful, and maybe even essential, for a fine artist to have to somehow make his peace on the canvas with all the things he cannot do. That is what attracts us to serious paintings, I think: that shortfall, which we might call 'personality,' or maybe even 'pain.'
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Kurt Vonnegut Sayings: People hate it when they're tickled because laughter is not pleasant, if it goes on too long. I think it's a desperate sort of convulsion in desperate circumstances, which helps a little.
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Kurt Vonnegut Saying: The most heartbreakingly beautiful girl I ever hope to see
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Sayings about Kurt Vonnegut: I have been a writer since 1949. I am self-taught. I have no theories about writing that might help others. When I write, I simply become what I seemingly must become. I am six feet two and weigh nearly two hundred pounds and am badly coordinated, except when I swim. All that borrowed meat does the writing. In the water I am beautiful.
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Saying about Kurt Vonnegut: Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.
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Kurt Vonnegut Quotes: I think William Shakespeare was the wisest human being I ever heard of. To be perfectly frank, though, that's not saying much. We are impossibly conceited animals, and actually dumb as heck. Ask any teacher. You don't even have to ask a teacher. Ask anybody. Dogs and cats are smarter than we are.
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Kurt Vonnegut Quote: I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone. I get drunk, and I drive my wife away with a breath like mustard gas and roses. And then, speaking gravely and elegantly into the telephone, I ask the telephone operators to connect me with this friend or that one, from whom I have not heard in years.
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Quotes about Kurt Vonnegut: Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes.
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Quote about Kurt Vonnegut: People are only animals, but special animals. Every animal has fought and killed to survive, even before the dinosaurs. We're the only ones that do it for fun. That's why I don't know about Darwinism. Supposedly evolution and natural selection are all about survival, but we haven't gotten smarter over the years, only more dangerous.
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Kurt Vonnegut Sayings: The waitress brought me another drink. She wanted to light my hurricane lamp again. I wouldn't let her.
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Kurt Vonnegut Saying: Somebody gets into trouble, then gets out of it again. People love that story. They never get tired of it.
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Sayings about Kurt Vonnegut: What do men want? They want a lot of pals, and they wish that people wouldn't get so mad at them.
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Saying about Kurt Vonnegut: So let's give another big tax cut to the super-rich. That'll teach bin Laden a lesson he won't soon forget.
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Kurt Vonnegut Quotes: Mere opinions, in fact, were as likely to govern people's actions as hard evidence, and were subject to sudden reversals as hard evidence could never be. So the Galapagos Islands could be hell in one moment and heaven in the next, and Julius Caesar could be a statesman in one moment and a butcher in the next, and Ecuadorian paper money could be traded for food, shelter, and clothing in one moment and line the bottom of a birdcage in the next, and the universe could be created by God Almighty in one moment and by a big explosion in the next--and on and on.
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Kurt Vonnegut Quote: If I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I'm grateful that so many of those moments are nice.
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