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Kurt Vonnegut – favourite quotes

Some people speak the words I want to say when they open their mouths.

Kurt Vonnegut is one of those.

Here are my 5 favourite quotes from this amazing author.

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  1. 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.
  2. I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
  3. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the centre.
  4. Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.
  5. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

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Kurt Vonnegut
Author/Humanist/American
Born: 11/11/1922
Died: 11/04/2007