In much of his work Vonnegut's own voice is apparent (filtered through alter ego, science-fiction author Kilgore Trout), characterized by incredible leaps of imagination and a deep cynicism, tempered by humanism, which is shines through in the following quotes from his life and work:
"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia."
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