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 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “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 have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled Science Fiction . . . and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “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, Jr. - “We are all what we pretend to be, but, we had better be very careful what we pretend.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “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. That's my utopia.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “You know we've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that the wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freashly shaved faces, it was a shock. 'My God, my God ' I said to myself, 'it's the Children's Crusade.'”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “Find a subject you care about and which you feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “We are what we pretend to be, but we better be very careful what we pretend.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “There's only one me, and I'm stuck with him.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled 'Science Fiction' ... and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “Most writers are not quick-witted when they talk. Novelists, in particular, drag themselves around in society like gut-shot bears.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “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. - “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, Jr. - “Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “He is full of murderousresentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “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. That's my utopia.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “Human beings are about 1,000 times dumber and meaner than they think they are.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “How embarassing to be human.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.”
 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - “Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile”

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