by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle Quotes
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Art & Culture Quotes
Call Me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John. (1.1)
By that [Bokonon] means that a karass ignores national, institutional, occupational, familial, and class boundaries. (2.2)
In the autobiographical section of The Book of Bokonon he writes a parable on the folly of pretending to discover, to understand: (3.2)
I would have been a Bokononist then, if there had been anyone to teach me the bittersweet lies of Bokonon. (1.10)
My book is going to emphasize the human rather than the technical side of the bomb, so recollections of the day through the eyes of a 'baby,' if you'll pardon the expression, would fit in perfectly...
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Jonah—John—if I had been a Sam, I would have been a Jonah still—not because I have been unlucky for others, but because somebody or something has compelled me to be certain places at certain...
Life, Consciousness & Existence Quotes
"There was one man they hanged here in 1782 who had murdered twenty-six people. I've often thought somebody ought to do a book about him sometimes. George Minor Moakely. He sang a song on the scaff...
"Actually, I am a very lucky person and I know it. I am about to marry a wonderful little girl. There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look. I am proof of that." (7.4)