+27 of the best Kurt Vonnegut quotes.

Kurt Vonnegut, in full Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., (born November 11, 1922, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.—died April 11, 2007, New York, New York), American writer noted for his wryly satirical novels who frequently used postmodern techniques as well as elements of fantasy and science fiction to highlight the horrors and ironies of 20th-century civilization.

27 of the best Kurt Vonnegut quotes

1)  “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

2) “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.”

3) “It took us that long to realize that a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

4) “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

5) “There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too.” – Kurt Vonnegut quotes

6) “I am being so silly because I pity you so much. I pity all of us so much. Life is going to be very tough again, just as soon as this is over. And the most useful thought we can hold when all hell cuts loose again is that we are not members of different generations, as unlike, as some people would have us believe, as Eskimos and Australian Aborigines. We are all so close to each other in time that we should think of ourselves as brothers and sisters.” – Kurt Vonnegut,

7) “Self-taught, are you?” Julian Castle asked Newt. “Isn’t everybody?” Newt inquired. “Very good answer.”

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

9) “There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”

10) “Be aware of this truth that the people on this earth could be joyous, if only they would live rationally, and if they would contribute mutually to each others’ welfare.” – Kurt Vonnegut, 

11) “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”

12) “Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.” – Kurt Vonnegut quotes

13) “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.”

14) “Nobody’s so damn well educated that you can’t learn ninety percent of what he knows in six weeks. The other ten percent is decoration.” – Kurt Vonnegut,

15) “The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death.”

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Kurt Vonnegut

16) “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

17) “There is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead.”

18) “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

19) “I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.”

20) There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.”

21) “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

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Kurt Vonnegut

22) “Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.” – Kurt Vonnegut quotes

23) “Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”

24) “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”

25) “People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn’t own doodley-squat, so they couldn’t improve their surroundings. So they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.” – Kurt Vonnegut,

26) “Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”

27) “The machines are to practically everybody what the white men were to the Indians. People are finding that, because of the way the machines are changing the world, more and more of their old values don’t apply any more. People have no choice but to become second-rate machines themselves, or wards of the machines.” – Kurt Vonnegut,

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