- Name: Kurt Vonnegut
- Born: 11/11/1922
- Died: 04/11/2007 (84 years old)
- Occupation: Writer
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (//; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of nonfiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).
School: Cornell University, University of Tennessee, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago
Genre: Satire, Gallows humor, Science fiction
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Kurt Vonnegut quotes :
When I'm being funny, I try not to offend. I don't think much of what I've done has been in really ghastly taste. I don't think I have embarrassed many people or distressed them.Kurt Vonnegut
I'm screamingly funny, you know, I really am in the books. And that helps because I'm funnier than a lot of people, I think, and that's appreciated by young people.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
It may be that the most striking thing about members of my literary generation in retrospect will be that we were allowed to say absolutely anything without fear of punishment.Kurt Vonnegut
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.Kurt Vonnegut
When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.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.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
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