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Don’t be reckless with other peoples hearts. And don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.

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Being an American means never having to say you’re sorry.

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And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

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There’s only one me, and I’m stuck with him.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes about Writing

We have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it, which will be accepted.

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When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.

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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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Somebody gets into trouble, then gets out of it again. People love that story. They never get tired of it.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes so it Goes

And so it goes…

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes Slaughter House Five

The nicest veterans in Schenectady, I thought, the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who’d really fought.

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All this responsibility at such an early age made her a bitchy flibbertigibbet.

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At that time, they were teaching that there was absolutely no difference between anybody. They may be teaching that still.

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It is, in the imagination of combat’s fans, the divinely listless love play that follows the orgasm of victory. It is called ‘mopping up.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes about Time

I don’t know what’s going on, and I’m probably not smart enough to understand if somebody was to explain it to me. All I know is we’re being tested somehow, by somebody or some thing a whole lot smarter than us, and all I can do is be friendly and keep calm and try and have a nice time till it’s over.

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Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.

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Time is liquid. One moment is no more important than any other and all moments quickly run away.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes about Life

Music makes practically everybody fonder of life than he or she would be without it.

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

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How nice — to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.

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The primary benefit of practicing any art, whether well or badly, is that it enables one’s soul to grow.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes on War

Make war not on terrorism but on ignorance, on sickness and on environmental degradation.

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He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war.

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War is now a form of TV entertainment, and what made the First World War so particularly entertaining were two American inventions, barbed wire and the machine gun.

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I asked this heroic pet lover how it felt to have died for a schnauzer named Teddy. Salvador Giannini was philosophical. He said it sure beat dying for absolutely nothing in the Vet Nam War.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes on High School

In those days great teachers at Short ridge [High School] were celebrities. I would look up to them.

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High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.

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Only nut cases want to be president. This was true even in high school. Only clearly disturbed people ran for class president.

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Short ridge High School was an elitist high school. In a way it was a scandal because you could go there no matter where you lived, if you could get there. It was for over-achievers. It was for people who were going to college. So we were very special and we were hated for being ritzy.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes on Cat’s Cradle

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say.

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Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.

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Americans… are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier.

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I’m not a drug salesman. I’m a writer.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes on Music

The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.

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No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.

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Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.

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If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes on Aging

You know — we’ve had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. “‘My God, my God — ‘ I said to myself, ‘It’s the Children’s Crusade.

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The Earthling figure who is most engaging to the Tralfamadorian mind, he says, is Charles Darwin who taught that those who die are meant to die, that corpses are improvements.

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On Tralfamadore, says Billy Pilgrim, there isn’t much interest in Jesus Christ. The Earthling figure who is most engaging to the Tralfamadorian mind, he says, is Charles Darwin – who taught that those who die are meant to die, that corpses are improvements. So it goes.

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There was a photograph of Trout. He was an old man with a full black beard. He looked like a frightened, aging Jesus, whose sentence to crucifixion had been commuted to imprisonment for life.

Kurt Vonnegut Quote on the Edge

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.

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes about Happiness

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

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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

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If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

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And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

Kurt Vonnegut Quote Babies

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.

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There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

Kurt Vonnegut Quote on Pretend

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut Quote to Practice any Art

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

Kurt Vonnegut Quote Creativity

A lack of seriousness has led to all sorts of wonderful insights.

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Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow – whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.

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

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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.

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