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Robert A. Heinlein

American science-fiction author; b. 1907; d. 1988  ·  6 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (876 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion -- i.e., none to speak of.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1099 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in Success and Failure

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (1461 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

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

Robert A. Heinlein, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (1100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.

Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (Lazarus Long), in Vice and Virtue

Time Enough for Love (paperback)

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