Kurt Vonnegut

United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922)

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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.Rate it:
I was taught in the sixth grade that we had a standing army of just over a hundred thousand men and that the generals had nothing to say about what was done in Washington. I was taught to be proud of that and to pity Europe for having more than a million men under arms and spending all their money on airplanes and tanks. I simply never unlearned junior civics. I still believe in it. I got a very good grade.Rate it:
If somebody says, I love you, to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? I love you, too.Rate it:
It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.Rate it:
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.Rate it:
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.Rate it:
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.Rate it:
One of the few good things about modern times If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.Rate it:
Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.Rate it:
There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I dont know what can be done to fix it. This is it Only nut cases want to be president.Rate it:
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my handRate it:
We are all what we pretend to be, but, we had better be very careful what we pretend.Rate it:
We are what we imagine ourselves to be.Rate it:
We are what we pretend to be, but we better be very careful what we pretend.Rate it:
What war has always been is a puberty ceremony. It's a very rough one, but you went away a boy and came back a man, maybe with an eye missing or whatever but godammit you were a man and people had to call you a man thereafter.Rate it:

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