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Favorite Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

And so it goes…

  1. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
  2. Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
  3. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
  4. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
  5. A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
  6. And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.
  7. How nice — to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.
  8. 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.
  9. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.
  10. Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
  11. Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
  12. True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
  13. The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
  14. Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
  15. I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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