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That's one thing earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: ignore the awful
times, and concentrate on the good ones.
Kurt Vonnegut

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's
a very poor scheme for survival.
Kurt Vonnegut

I had a friend who was a heavy drinker. If somebody asked him if he'd been drunk the night
before, he would always answer offhandedly, "Oh, I imagine." I've always liked that answer. It
acknowledges life as a dream.
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There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What
we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.
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Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak.
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Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a
person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
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Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect 
freedom who has nothing more to say?
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I do feel that evolution is being controlled by some sort of divine engineer. I can't help
thinking that. And this engineer knows exactly what he or she is doing and why, and where
evolution is headed. That's why we’ve got giraffes and hippopotami and the clap.
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The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for
smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide.
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Everything is nothing, with a twist.
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Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think that money was so valuable?
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Anyway - because we are readers, we don't have to wait for some communications executive
to decide what we should think about next - and how we should think about it. We can fill
our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis - at any time of night or day.
Kurt Vonnegut

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most
daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be
cured.
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A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.
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When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.
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If you make people laugh or cry about little black marks on sheets of white paper, what is
that but a practical joke? All the great story lines are great practical jokes that people fall for
over and over again.
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There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate without
reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too.
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A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be
loved.
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Maturity... is knowing what your limitations are... Maturity is a bitter disappointment for
which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
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Science is magic that works.
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The America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate
or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front
desks of our public libraries.
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I don't know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder.
We call ourselves "Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment."
Kurt Vonnegut

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