Slaughter House 5 Quotes

Slaughter House 5 Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut and many others.

They do not love one another because they do not love t

They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.
Kurt Vonnegut
Among the things Billy Pilgrim could not change were the past, the present, and the future.
Kurt Vonnegut
I think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren’t going to want to go on living.
Kurt Vonnegut
If I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I’m grateful that so many of those moments are nice.
Kurt Vonnegut
The nicest veterans in Schenectady, I thought, the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who’d really fought.
Kurt Vonnegut
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
Kurt Vonnegut
The Population Reference Bureau predicts that the world’s total population will double to 7,000,000,000 before the year 2000. I suppose they will all want dignity, I said.
Kurt Vonnegut
One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters.
Kurt Vonnegut
People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore.
Kurt Vonnegut
She was a dull person, but a sensational invitation to make babies.
Kurt Vonnegut
I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone.
Kurt Vonnegut
And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.
Kurt Vonnegut
If I hadn’t spent so much time studying Earthlings,” said the Tralfamadorian, “I wouldn’t have any idea what was meant by ‘free will.’ I’ve visited thirty-one inhabited planets in the universe, and I have studied reports on one hundred more. Only on Earth is there any talk of free will.
Kurt Vonnegut
There is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre.
Kurt Vonnegut
There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters.
Kurt Vonnegut
There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.
Kurt Vonnegut
Before you kill somebody, make absolutely sure he isn’t well connected. So it goes.
Kurt Vonnegut
How nice — to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.
Kurt Vonnegut
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves.
Kurt Vonnegut
There is one other book, that can teach you everything you need to know about life… it’s The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, but that’s not enough anymore.
Kurt Vonnegut
The gun made a ripping sound like the opening of a zipper on the fly of God Almighty.
Kurt Vonnegut
If what Billy Pilgrim learned from the Tralfamadorians is true, that we will all live forever, no matter how dead we may sometimes seem to be, I am not overjoyed. Still–if I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I’m grateful that so many of those moments are nice.
Kurt Vonnegut
…when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist.
Kurt Vonnegut
Listen:
Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.
Kurt Vonnegut
And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.
Kurt Vonnegut
He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next
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All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
Kurt Vonnegut
She upset Billy simply by being his mother. She made him feel embarrassed and ungrateful and weak because she had gone to so much trouble to give him life, and to keep that life going, and Billy didn’t really like life at all.
Kurt Vonnegut
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
Kurt Vonnegut
All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.
Kurt Vonnegut
Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is.
Kurt Vonnegut
That’s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones.
Kurt Vonnegut
It was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love.
Kurt Vonnegut
It is just an illusion here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone, it is gone forever.
Kurt Vonnegut