Some R. A. Heinlein quotes

Some hand-picked quotes from Robert A. Heinlein. I’m in love with each one.

– Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn’t there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

– To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy — and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.

– There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

– Don’t ever become a pessimist… a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.

– Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

– A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

– Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

– An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

– There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.

– Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.

– Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

– Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

– I’ve found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much… because it’s the only thing that’ll make it stop hurting.

– Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense.

– Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.

– Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong – but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong.
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..Well, I’ll stop it here.. ’cause I can go for ages quoting one of my favourite and most respected and read and re-read Masters. Good day to everyone!

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