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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut

Novelist and playwright Kurt Vonnegut served as the voice of several generations, enjoying a career that lasted more than 40 years. Hailed by critics as a literary idol at the time of his death at the age of 84, Vonnegut produced some of the most enduring works of fiction, including "Slaughterhouse-Five," which made him a hero of the anti-war movement in the 1960s. This caused a renaissanc…

Date of Birth: November 11, 1922
Date of Death: November 04, 2007


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"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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"If somebody says, ''I love you,'' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? ''I love you, too. ''" Kurt Vonnegut
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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." Kurt Vonnegut
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"I used to be funny, and perhaps I'm not anymore. It may be that I have become rather grumpy because I've seen so many things that have offended me that I cannot deal with in terms of laughter." Kurt Vonnegut
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"Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism; Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant; that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted." Kurt Vonnegut
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"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia." Kurt Vonnegut
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"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance." Kurt Vonnegut
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"Almost every war ends, properly, with its veterans feeling deceived and pointless and gullible, with their being persuaded that all participants were equally vile." Kurt Vonnegut
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"We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash." Kurt Vonnegut
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"It goes against the American storytelling grain to have someone in a situation he can't get out of, but I think this is very usual in life. There is the implication that if you just have a little more energy, a little more fight, the problem can always be solved. This is so untrue that it makes me want to cry--or laugh." Kurt Vonnegut
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"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." Kurt Vonnegut
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"History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again." Kurt Vonnegut
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"I am of course a skeptic about the divinity of Christ and a scorner of the notion that there is a God who cares how we are or what we do" Kurt Vonnegut
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"If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy." Kurt Vonnegut
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"All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true." Kurt Vonnegut
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"Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people." Kurt Vonnegut
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"I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours." Kurt Vonnegut
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"and I'm whistling as beautifully as I can." Kurt Vonnegut
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"We are all what we pretend to be, but, we had better be very careful what we pretend." Kurt Vonnegut
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"We are what we imagine ourselves to be." Kurt Vonnegut
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"Some jerk infected the Internet with an outright lie. It shows how easy it is to do and how credulous people are." Kurt Vonnegut
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