Kurt Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (/ˈvɒnᵻɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American author. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University, but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army. He was deployed to Europe to fight in World War II, and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He was interned in Dresden and survived the Allied bombing of the city by taking refuge in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned. After the war, Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox, with whom he had three children. He later adopted his sister's three sons, after she died of cancer a... More

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Kurt Vonnegut #Equality

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.
Kurt Vonnegut #Freedom

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut 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?
Kurt Vonnegut #Good

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut 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.
Kurt Vonnegut #Nature

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
Kurt Vonnegut #War

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
Kurt Vonnegut #Age #Morning

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut #Best #Birthday #Good

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.
Kurt Vonnegut #Alone

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut 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.