Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

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Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

Read inspirational Kurt Vonnegut quotes and sayings – He was an American Writer, In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels. Here we collect and share top quotes of Kurt Vonnegut.

1. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.

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2. True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

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3. To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.

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4. New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.

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5. Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.

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6. Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.

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7. Never index your own book.

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8. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.

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9. I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know I like him, and he lets me know he likes me.

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10. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is.

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11. Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time?

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12. There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.

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13. People need good lies. There are too many bad ones.

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14. If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.

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15. People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore.

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16. I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.

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17. If you are an American, you must allow all ideas to circulate freely in your community, not merely your own.

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18. I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.

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19. I think big business is a terrible thing for the spirit of the country, as our spirit is the best thing about us.

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20. I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.

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21. I hope to build a reputation as a science-fiction writer. That’s the pitch. We’ll see.

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22. The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.

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23. When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.

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24. The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.

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25. Any man can call time out, but no man can say how long the time out will be.

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26. It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.

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27. Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please God Almighty, and Luck is not the hand of God.

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28. Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John.

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29. Younger scientists are extremely sensitive to the moral implications of all they do.

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30. This country is being managed to death, being public related to death.

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