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Evolution can go to hell

Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet – the only one in the whole Milky Way – with a century of transportation whoopee.

– Kurt Vonnegut

Artists use frauds to make

“Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important. Singers and musicians show us human beings making sounds far more lovely than human beings really make. Architects give us temples in which something marvelous is obviously going on. Actually, practically nothing is going on.”

– Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

I can think of no

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.

– Kurt Vonnegut

Be soft Do not let

“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

Being a Humanist means trying

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.
– Kurt Vonnegut

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
– Kurt Vonnegut

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.
– Kurt Vonnegut

If you can do a half assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
– Kurt Vonnegut,Jr.

People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.