Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", his controversial works continue to have an influential effect on the genre, and on modern culture more generally.

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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.

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.

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

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.

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.

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

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.

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.

They didn't want it good they wanted it Wednesday.

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

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

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