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We are what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

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

Love is where you find it. Kurt Vonnegut

The only proof he needed for the existance of God was music. Kurt Vonnegut

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

Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. Kurt Vonnegut

If you really want to hurt your parents and you don't have nerve enough to be homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts. Kurt Vonnegut

Doesn't anything socialistic make you want to throw up? Like great public schools, or health insurance for all? Kurt Vonnegut

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

Science never cheered up anyone. The truth about the human situation is just too awful. Kurt Vonnegut

I pity the Jews trying to get through life with only half a Bible. That's like trying to get from here to San Francisco with a road map that stops at Dubuque, Iowa. Kurt Vonnegut

Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. Kurt Vonnegut

I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, "Please - a little less love, and a little more common decency." Kurt Vonnegut

If soccer was an American soft drink, it would be Diet Pepsi Lewis Grizzard

I have wanted to give Iraq a lesson in democracy - because we're experienced with it, you know. And, in democracy, after a hundred years, you have to let your slaves go. And, after a hundred and fifty years, you have to let your women vote. And, at the beginning of democracy, is that quite a bit of genocide and ethnic cleansing is quite okay. And that's what's going on now. Kurt Vonnegut

I think... it is somehow very useful, and maybe even essential, for a fine artist to have to somehow make his peace on the canvas with all the things he cannot do. That is what attracts us to serious paintings, I think: that shortfall, which we might call 'personality,' or maybe even 'pain.' Kurt Vonnegut

A first grader should understand that her or his culture isn't a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society...Cultural relativity is defensible, attractive. It's a source of hope. It means we don't have to continue this way if we don't like it. Kurt Vonnegut

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard, Kurt Vonnegut

You become who you pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

Everybody's shaking in his boots, so don't be bluffed. Kurt Vonnegut

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