49 Best Kurt Vonnegut Quotes and Sayings

Kurt Vonnegut was a famous non-fiction and short story writer.

Best Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

1. “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).


2. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

3. “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

4. “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

5. “The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

6. “Science is magic that works.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

7. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

8. “God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

9. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

10. “If you want to break the rules of grammar, first learn the rules of grammar.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

11. “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

12. “And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).


13. “Everything is nothing, with a twist.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

14. “If you can do no good, at least do no harm.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

Top Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

15. “Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

16. “Future generations will look back on TV as the lead in the water pipes that slowly drove the Romans mad.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

17. “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

18. “Unannounced changes in life’s itinerary are like dancing lessons from God.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

19. “Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

20. “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’ Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

21. “The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).


22. “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

23. “Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

Famous Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

24. “Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

25. “No moral value is greater than humanity.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

26. “Be fruitful, and multiply.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

27. “Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

28. “A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

29. “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

Popular Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

30. “The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

31. “All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

32. “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

33. “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).


34. “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

35. “You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

36. “Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

37. “Teaching, may I say, is the noblest profession of all in a democracy.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

Inspiring Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

38. “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

39. “I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

40. “All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).


41. “We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

42. “Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

43. “If you can’t write clearly, you probably don’t think nearly as well as you think you do.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

44. “Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

45. “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

46. “Be patient. Your future will come to you and lie down at your feet like a dog who knows and loves you no matter what you are.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

47. “New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

48. “Everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

49. “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut).

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