Kurt Quotes

Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing b...

Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing but powerless old poops like myself, heavily medicated and vaguely beloved in the long ago, coming to kiss the boots of young psychopaths. ...Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 14
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We're terrible animals. I think that the...

We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should. ... Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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Plato says that the unexamined life is not w...

Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well? ...Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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β€œThe good Earth β€” we could ha...

β€œThe good Earth β€” we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 13
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"Wanting to be someo...

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are" - Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 13
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"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for ...

"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 20
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Wanting to be someone ...

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are - Kurt Kobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 26
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"It's better to ...

"It's better to burn out than to fade away"β€” Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 14
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"Cigar smoke made hi...

"Cigar smoke made him smell like the mouth of hell." - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 27
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β€œWhere is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized it’s not Mars or someplace like that...

β€œWhere is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 11
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β€œTrue terror is to wake up one morning...

β€œTrue terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” -- Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 05
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"Tradition is what you resort to wh...

"Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right." β€” Kurt Herbert Alder
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 27
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That is my principal objection to life, ...

That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes. -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 16
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β€œTeenage angst has pa...

β€œTeenage angst has paid off well, now I’m old and bored” -Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 06
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β€œI mean I like to be passionate and s...

β€œI mean I like to be passionate and sincere but I also like to have fun and act like a dork. Geeks unite.”- Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 27
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"Wanting to be someone ...

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are" - Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
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"The Sun is gone ...

"The Sun is gone / But I have a light" - Kurt Cobain (Dumb)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 07
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"Like so many Americans, she was trying t...

"Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 14
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β€œLaughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to fr...

β€œLaughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” ~Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 06
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We are what we pretend to b...

We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful what we pretend to be. -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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"One of the few good things about modern times: If ...

"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." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 21
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β€œThat’s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, ...

β€œThat’s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times, and concentrate on the good ones. β€œ ~ Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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β€œAll persons, living a...

β€œAll persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 20
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"The worst thing that could possibly happen to anybody would b...

"The worst thing that could possibly happen to anybody would be to not be used for anything by anybody. Thank you for using me, even though I didn't want to be used by anybody." - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 11
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β€œJust because you can read, write, and do...

β€œJust because you can read, write, and do a little math doesn't mean that you're entitled to conquer the universe.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 29
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β€œScience is m...

β€œScience is magic that works.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 01
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β€œBe soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do n...

β€œBe soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 11
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"I'd rather be hated fo...

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not"-Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 11
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β€œDear future generations: Please ac...

β€œDear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution...

"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 26
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"Wanting to be someone ...

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 16
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"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for ...

"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 30
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"...But I felt then as I feel now, that I would have given my life to save...

"...But I felt then as I feel now, that I would have given my life to save Dresden for the World's generations to come. That is how everyone should feel about every city on Earth." - Kurt Vonnegut, Wailing Shall Be In All Streets
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 18
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β€œI urge you to please notice when you are happy, ...

β€œI urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, β€˜If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.’” -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 11
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"One of the few good things about modern times: If ...

"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." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 20
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"Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, yo...

"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." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 03
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β€œDo you realize that all great literature is all abo...

β€œDo you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn't it such a relief to have somebody say that?” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 20
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β€œAnd a step backward after making a...

β€œAnd a step backward after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction” - Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 24
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β€œYou know what truth is? ... It’s some crazy thing my neighbor belie...

β€œYou know what truth is? ... It’s some crazy thing my neighbor believes. If I want to make friends with him, I ask him what he believes. He tells me, and I say, β€˜Yeah, yeah – ain’t it the truth?'” -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 26
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β€œAnd yet another moral occurs t...

β€œAnd yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It's good for you.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 29
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"All of the true things that I am about to tell you are...

"All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies." - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (relating the first sentence of The Books of Bokonon in his novel Cat's Cradle)
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 10
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"Like so many Americans, she was trying t...

"Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 21
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"Those who believe i...

"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand" β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 19
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Dear future generations: Please a...

Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 21
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Another flaw in human character is t...

Another flaw in human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. β€”Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 12
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β€œWe are what we pretend to b...

β€œWe are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 20
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β€œHow complicated and unpr...

β€œHow complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is” -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 11
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They laugh at me because i am d...

They laugh at me because i am different, I laugh at them because they are all the same - Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 20
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"Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always...

"Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
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"I use bits and pieces ...

"I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own." - Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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β€œWe are what we pretend to be, so w...

β€œWe are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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"We are who we pretend to be, ...

"We are who we pretend to be, so we have to be careful about what we pretend to be" -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
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"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel...

"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." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 11
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I’d rather be remembered...

I’d rather be remembered for who I am than loved for what I am not - Kurt Cobain
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 27
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"Wanting to be someon...

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 11
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A person who has learned to see how much his own fate depe...

A person who has learned to see how much his own fate depends upon the fate of his entire group will be eager to take over a fair share of responsibility for its welfare. -Kurt Lewin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 19
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"Another flaw in the human character i...

"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” β€”Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 05
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We have to continually be jumpi...

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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You cannot understand...

You cannot understand a system until you try to change it. -Kurt Lewin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 19
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Of all the words of mice ...

Of all the words of mice and men the saddest are it might have been β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 14
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β€œThe most important message of a crucifix, was ho...

β€œThe most important message of a crucifix, was how cruel supposedly sane human beings can be when under orders from a superior authority.” -Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 10
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"And how did we then face the odds / Of man's rude slaps...

"And how did we then face the odds / Of man's rude slapstick, yes, and God's? / Quite at home and unafraid, Thank you, /In a game our dreams remade." ~Kurt Vonnegut (Slapstick)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 16
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β€œAnother flaw in the human character i...

β€œAnother flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 15
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Human beings will be happier...not when they cure cancer or get to...

Human beings will be happier...not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 20
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"Of all the words in mice and men...

"Of all the words in mice and men, the saddest are, 'It might have been. '" -Kurt Vonnegut (Cat's Cradle)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 15
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"Mere opinions, in fact, were as likely to govern peopl...

"Mere opinions, in fact, were as likely to govern people's actions as hard evidence, and were subject to sudden reversals as hard evidence could never be." - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 08
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β€œThere are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no g...

β€œThere 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.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 21
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β€œThere is no order in the world around us, we ...

β€œThere is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead.” β€”Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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How nice -- to feel nothing...

How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.” ― Kurt Vonnegut,
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 15
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β€œI was a victim of a s...

β€œI was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.” ― Kurt Vonnegut,
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 22
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"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph ...

"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 12
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"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do n...

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 29
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"I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people ...

"I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'." - Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 25
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β€œOf all the words of mice a...

β€œOf all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 20
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