May 16, 2005

Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut


What is literature but an insider's newsletter about affairs relating to molecules, of no importance to anything in the Universe but a few molecules who have the disease called 'thought'."
- Bluebeard p.188

"My soul knows my meat is doing bad things, and is embarrassed. But my meat just keeps right on doing bad, dumb things."
- Bluebeard p.246

"This is my principal objection to life, I think: It is too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."
- Deadeye Dick p.6

"Bergeron's epitaph for the planet, I remember, which he said should be carved in big letters in a wall of the Grand Canyon for the flying-saucer people to find, was this:
WE COULD HAVE SAVED IT
BUT WE WERE TOO DOGGONE CHEAPOnly he didn't say 'doggone.'"
- Hocus Pocus

"Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous."
- Slapstick

"We're not too young for love, just too young for about everything there is that goes with love."

"The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart."
- Sirens of Titan

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