Posts Tagged ‘Kurt Vonnegut’

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 22, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut, on censorship

“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?”


Quote of the day, March 20

March 20, 2017

Kurt Vonnegut, on eloquence

“Your eloquence should be the servant of the ideas in your head. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 27

February 27, 2014

Kurt Vonnegut, on the truth

“You know, the truth can be really powerful stuff. You’re not expecting it.”

Quote of the day, June 21

June 21, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut, on freedom and education

“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 18

February 18, 2012

Kurt Vonnegut, on history

“History is merely a list of surprises. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 23

March 23, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut, on “The Best Jokes Are Dangerous” (2002)

“The telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 7

January 7, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut, on knowledge

“New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. (more…)