Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
More Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut:Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
Some jerk infected the Internet with an outright lie. It shows how easy it is to do and how credulous people are.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
the ideas in the piece seemed to make such great sense.
We would have said the Nazis were evil in any event, since we had decided to fight them. This has always been the style in war, until very recently...in order that we can be frenzied on the battlefield. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that our German enemies really were satanic this time...We had fought something which was totally obscene.This was very bad for us... One idea put into our heads was that our enemies were so awful, so evil, that we, by contrast, must be remarkably pure. That illusion of purity...has become our curse today.
If somebody says, ''I love you,'' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires ''I love you, too. ''
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Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one's retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.
It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader. Even when - perhaps especially when - you don't feel like being a leader.