Robert A Heinlein Quotes (57 quotations)

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26. In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way. - Robert A Heinlein

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

28. I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me. - Robert A Heinlein

29. Love is the 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. - Robert A Heinlein

30. Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius. - Robert A Heinlein

31. May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live. - Robert A Heinlein

32. No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority. - Robert A Heinlein

33. Of all the nonsense that twists the world, the concept of 'altruism' is the worst. People do what they want to do, every time. - Robert A Heinlein

34. Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you - if you don't play, you can't win. - Robert A Heinlein

35. One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. - Robert A Heinlein

36. One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. - Robert A Heinlein

37. People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt. - Robert A Heinlein

38. Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Robert A Heinlein

39. Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time. - Robert A Heinlein

40. Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. - Robert A Heinlein

41. Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers. - Robert A Heinlein

42. Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. - Robert A Heinlein

43. Specialization is for insects. - Robert A Heinlein

44. Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime: the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity. - Robert A Heinlein

45. That old saw about the early bird just proves that the worm should have stayed in bed. - Robert A Heinlein

46. The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship. - Robert A Heinlein

47. The greatest productive force is human selfishness. - Robert A Heinlein

48. The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits; it contains until it destroys. - Robert A Heinlein

49. The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. - Robert A Heinlein

50. The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. - Robert A Heinlein

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