Five or Ten Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut

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November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007

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

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

“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.”

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum."

“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?”

“If you can do no good, at least do no harm."

“All this happened, more or less.”

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”

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