Kurt Vonnegut on Mistakes

“That is my principal objection to life, I think: It’s too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut / Deadeye Dick

Kurt Vonnegut on Life

“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Hatred

“There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Materialism

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Writing

“Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Happiness

“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Charm

“Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Life

“How complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Art

“The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Humanity

“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Enjoying Life

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Weakness

“My soul knows my meat is doing bad things, and is embarrassed. But my meat just keeps right on doing bad, dumb things.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut on Foma

“Live by the foma that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut