"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr." was an Americans/American writer. His works, such as Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973), blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen, he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a Pacifism/pacifist intellectual, who often was critical of the society that he lived in. He was known for his Humanism/humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.
The New York Times headline at the time of his death called him "the Counterculture of the 1960s/counterculture's novelist."If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Kurt Vonnegut on Wikipedia.
1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.Kurt Vonnegut
Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism; Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant; that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted.Kurt Vonnegut