Kurt Vonnegut Quotes (271 quotes)
“I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.”
As quoted in The Observer [London] (27 December 1987) - Various interviews
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Born: November 11, 1922
Died: April 11, 2007 (aged 84)
Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist
Bio: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a 20th-century American writer. His works such as Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical leftist intellectual.
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