Scribd Author Spotlight: Kurt Vonnegut

April 8, 2014 • Editorial • Views: 22

Kurt Vonnegut is amazing. His stories, his quotes, his alter-ego Kilgore Trout – no wonder he’s become one of the most beloved contemporary authors of our time! And, he also gives some pretty solid advice.

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Enter If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? The book is a compilation of sketches, words of wisdom, and the many, many commencement addresses he gave throughout his lifetime. In honor of the hardcover release on April 8th, we decided to dedicate a blog post to some of our favorite Vonnegut titles. So it goes.

“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.”
Slaughterhouse Five

“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”
Cat’s Cradle

“Most things in the world don’t work, aspirin do.”
Mother Night

“New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.”
Breakfast of Champions

“Only one English word adequately describes his transformation of the islands from worthless to priceless: magical.”
Galapagos