Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut

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People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.
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Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
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 dancing  

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I want to stay 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.
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 perfection  

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

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People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.
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 daydream  religion  

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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
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 being-yourself  

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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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Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
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 learning  

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If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
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