Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., (1922-2007) American author

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Quote

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Hocus Pocus

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin

I"m not too sure what to think about this quote.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

A quote of commonsense. As applied to our foundation of Liberty, no other foundation can be laid, but let every man take heed, how he build there on. Fitly framed together assures longevity. Stone works very well. Maintenance requires a love, of the skill, of building. Attention paid to Every detail. Many so called builders, never pick up the hammer. But only want the glory. Idle hands, and the building decays. Just look around. So some, older builders, seek out skilled craftsmen, to keep the roof over their heads. Skilled builders have always been the key to maintenance. Some masters are required, considering our Ship of State. The term builder is a Navy Term, Plumb and Square !!

Warrdoc, Elk Grove,CA.

thank you Ronw, very well said!

E Archer, NYC

How often we hear how things 'should' be and 'ought' to be by those who have no intention what-so-ever to do anything about it -- particularly on how to maintain such. Teach a man to fish ...


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