The best Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein

The best Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer. Sometimes called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction, and was thus a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction.

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Stranger in a Strange Land
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May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
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Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy!
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

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Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
Past glories are poor feeding.
Childishness comes almost as naturally to a man as to a child.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
He was conscious only of the mightiest deed of man; the complete and almost contemptuously final conquest of a world.
Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.
Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain. The best things in life are beyond money; their price is agony and sweat and devotion... and the price demanded for the most precious of all things in life is life itself - ultimate cost for perfect value.
Dizzy: "My mother always told me that violence doesn't solve anything."
Jean Rasczak: "Really? I wonder what the city founders of Hiroshima would have to say about that."
Carmen: "They wouldn't say anything. Hiroshima was destroyed."
Jean Rasczak: "Correct. Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion, that violence doesn't solve anything, is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always die."
Lt. Jean Rasczak in Starship Troopers
I need a corporal. You're it, until you're dead or I find someone better.
Lt. Jean Rasczak in Starship Troopers
Someone asked me once if I knew the difference between a civilian and a citizen. I know now. A citizen has the courage to make the safety of the human race their personal responsibility. Dizzy was my friend. She was a soldier. But most important, she was a citizen of the Federation.
Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers
This is for all you new people. I have only one rule. Everybody fights, no one quits. If you don't do your job, I'll kill you myself! Welcome to the Roughnecks!
Lt. Jean Rasczak in Starship Troopers
Funny how they always want to be friends after they rip your guts out.
They sucked his brains out.
California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
Ethel: "One day the entire family will be reunited in the Garden of Eden."
"Oh, like heaven?"
Ethel: "No, it's in Missouri."
"Oh. Eden's got a lot of methheads."
Shameless - Season 2 Episode 5
Did you know only one US president has been born in Missouri?
It's true, man.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Missouri - and that's pretty much the same thing.
It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
Helsinki in Money Heist - Season 4 Episode 5
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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
If you want more sex, just ask for it.
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I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
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A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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A long time ago... a man showed me how to predict the future. Our foundation to save humanity was born.
Gaal Dornick in Foundation - Season 2
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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