He graduated from Cornell University in early 1940s. I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. I think writing and being wise go hand in hand.

I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”, “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”, “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”, “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.”, “So 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. I want to see the world and document it, but I also want to be able to enjoy that. I couldn't help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for--to find out how much a man could take without breaking. After his release, he began his professional career in writing. Kurt Vonnegut was an American author, essayist and novelist known for his science-fiction elements and satirical literary style.
If somebody says 'I love you' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber. I want to see things. Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. Someone who is looking out for you, and making sure there’s a reason for everything that’s happening. His books captured the horrors and ironies of 20th-century civilization, but the fact that his words remain so strikingly relevant has made him one of the most oft-quoted writers to this day. Sometimes things happen in life. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”.

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” —Mother Night Coming from someone who isn’t religious, I can see how it can be nice to believe in a God who looks over you. Instead of tense. There is no why.”. If I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I'm grateful that so many of those moments are nice. No good at life, but very funny sometimes with the commentary.
The army sent him to study engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say. It's to make your soul grow. I can have oodles of charm when I want to. Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. I don’t think enough of us do that. Required fields are marked *. 'I love you, too'. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. What’s your favorite quote by an author? If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: You will have created something.”, “If you can do no good, at least do no harm.“, “Hello, babies. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. Some might make you laugh, some might make you cry, but most all of them will make you think. If you’ve recently discovered the works of Kurt Vonnegut, you’ve probably realized that the guy had a way with words. I want to absorb everything around me, until I’m done listening to other people’s stories, and I’m ready to tell my own. You can't just eat good food. You were sick, but now you're well again, and there's work to do. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’”, “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?”, “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”. When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth. Sometimes I think I’m somewhat pathetic for writing about my feelings, I feel so…weird and alone. I’ve only read three of his fourteen novels (there was another I had started but never quite got around to finishing), and I’ve found that each one held some sort of morsel of truth. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol holder requires?