The best Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut

The best Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer and humorist known for his satirical and darkly humorous novels. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published fourteen novels, three short-story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works; further collections have been published after his death.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
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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.
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True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

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I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it. You don't have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn't want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines.
After I sang 'Back Home In Indiana' the first time, I became a Hoosier.
Black bandana, sweet Louisiana
Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana
She's a runner, rebel and a stunner
On her merry way sayin', 'Baby, what you gonna- ?'
Lookin' down the barrel of a hot metal .45
Just another way to survive
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California, Album: Stadium Arcadium
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They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Indiana - and that's pretty much the same thing.
My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.
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A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.
It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears!
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I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
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And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Revelation - 7, 17
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Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
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Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems.
Sadness in Inside Out
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Penny: "Four years I lived with him! Four years, I mean that's like as long as high school!"
Sheldon: "It took you four years to get through high school?!"
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 Episode 1
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We all have things we keep hidden. Sometimes, keeping secrets is how you survive. Because in High School, one rumor, one picture, one incident, can define you forever.
Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why - Season 2 Episode 2
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Max: "Hi, ready to order?"
Guest: "Do you have anything that's really special?"
Max: "Not according to my high school guidance counselor."
Max Black in 2 Broke Girls - Season 1 Episode 2
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The first thing I learned at school was that some people are idiots; the second thing I learned was that some are even worse.
Orhan Pamuk (Istanbul: Memories and the City)
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If stakes and garlic were the top two things that could kill a vampire, ninth grade gym was a close third.
Heather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
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She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken
The crownless again shall be king.
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Come in close, because the more you think you see, the easier it'll be to fool you.
Thaddeus Bradley in Now You See Me
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You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
Gordon Deitrich in V for Vendetta
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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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