Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-07 (visit:769) - Robert A. Heinlein humor women cats
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-07 (visit:758) - Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land love happiness
Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:549) - Robert A. Heinlein Starship Troopers
When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:475) - Robert A. Heinlein humor
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn 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, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:576) - Robert A. Heinlein
You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:534) - Robert A. Heinlein The Green Hills of Earth stupidity
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:576) - Robert A. Heinlein children challenge
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 - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:576) - Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land love
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:521) - Robert A. Heinlein progress
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:739) - Robert A. Heinlein peace freedom war
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:645) - Robert A. Heinlein writing
Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:412) - Robert A. Heinlein sex
Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:481) - Robert A. Heinlein
Sex, whatever else it is, is an athletic skill. The more you practice, the more you can, the more you want to, the more you enjoy it, the less it tires you.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:650) - Robert A. Heinlein The Cat Who Walks Through Walls humour sex
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:793) - Robert A. Heinlein The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and besides it annoys the pig.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:586) - Robert A. Heinlein
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:642) - Robert A. Heinlein
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:450) - Robert A. Heinlein
Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:559) - Robert A. Heinlein
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:669) - Robert A. Heinlein love life
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:731) - Robert A. Heinlein humor
Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:443) - Robert A. Heinlein Time Enough for Love
Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality. For women, "equality" is a disaster.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:534) - Robert A. Heinlein
Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:614) - Robert A. Heinlein
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:527) - Robert A. Heinlein Beyond This Horizon
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:475) - Robert A. Heinlein trouble
A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dreamworld.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:521) - Robert A. Heinlein Time Enough for Love marriage
A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:625) - Robert A. Heinlein history
Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:564) - Robert A. Heinlein
Thinking doesn't pay. Just makes you discontented with what you see around you.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:586) - Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land thinking
Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:541) - Robert A. Heinlein Time Enough for Love
Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:690) - Robert A. Heinlein Starship Troopers patriotism liberty
I know why we laugh. We laugh because it hurts, and it's the only thing to make it stop hurting.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:627) - Robert A. Heinlein pain laugh
Robert Anson Heinlein ( /ˈhaɪnlaɪn/ HYN-lyn; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.
He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades. He, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Heinlein, a notable writer of science fiction short stories, was one of a group of writers who came to prominence under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr. in his Astounding Science Fiction magazine—though Heinlein denied that Campbell influenced his writing to any great degree.
Within the framework of his science fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also examined the relationship between physical and emotional love, explored various unorthodox family structures, and speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices. His approach to these themes led to wildly divergent opinions on what views were being expounded via his fiction.
Heinlein won Hugo Awards for four of his novels; in addition, fifty years after publication, three of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"—awards given retrospectively for years in which Hugo Awards had not been awarded. He also won the first Grand Master Award, given by the Science Fiction Writers of America, for his lifetime achievement. In his fiction Heinlein coined words that have become part of the English language, including "grok" and "waldo", and popularized the term "TANSTAAFL".