48 quotes found by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut
Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.
notag  # 2999
Kurt Vonnegut
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
humour  telekinetics  # 383
Kurt Vonnegut
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.
writer-s-life  # 525
Kurt Vonnegut
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
notag  # 1012
Kurt Vonnegut
And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.
books  politics  america  # 1141
Kurt Vonnegut
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
life  music  god  blues  # 1219
Kurt Vonnegut
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
Kurt Vonnegut
And so it goes...
classics  # 1538
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.
writing  college  semicolons  # 1621
Kurt Vonnegut
If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. 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 possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
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.
fact  # 1939
Kurt Vonnegut
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
life  love  # 2031
Kurt Vonnegut
And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.
Kurt Vonnegut
Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.
regret  hindsight  # 2534
Kurt Vonnegut
The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.
humor  politics  # 2661