Kurt Vonnegut Jr was an American writer born on 11th November 1922 in Indiana, United States. He loves to write short play stories, Novels, Non-fiction works, and plays. His first novel “Player Piano” was published in 1952 was commercially not successful at that time. Later in his career, he has published many autobiographical essays and non-fiction stories.

His writings were inspired by a panoramic mix of sources. He was highlight after the publication of “Slaughterhouse-Five.”

Post second world war survival – he started to understand human behavior and neuroscience and started writing essays and that experience led him to pay attention to the spiritual element of life. Vonnegut’s style of writing tends to be complex, he wrote in popular forms, accessible languages, with dark humor, utilizing short sentences and avoiding wordy run-on sentences.

Vonnegut on Purpose of life – A Purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. We are all here to help each other through this thing…whatever it is. The famous line from God Blesses You, Mr. Rosewater – Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’

He took his last breath on 11th April 2007 in Manhattan, New York. His death cause was brain injuries. And stayed forever in our minds by saying “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurts.”

Powerful words by Vonnegut –

“I am a human being, not a human doing.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself.”

Kurt Vonnegut
Meaning of life Kurt Vonnegut

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

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