94 Total Quotes

Robert+A. Heinlein Quotes

Robert A. Heinlein
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer #Cats

Robert A. Heinlein
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer #Dating

Robert A. Heinlein
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.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer

Robert A. Heinlein
I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer

Robert A. Heinlein
No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.
Robert A. Heinlein
#People #Character

Robert A. Heinlein
Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer

Robert A. Heinlein
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein
#Self-confidence #Competence

Robert A. Heinlein
A poet who reads his own verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Robert A. Heinlein
#Habit

Robert A. Heinlein
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer #Irony

Robert A. Heinlein
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.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer

Robert A. Heinlein
One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer #Theology

Robert A. Heinlein
Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun--and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein
#Fun

Robert A. Heinlein
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer

Robert A. Heinlein
Do steers sign treaties with meat packers? Robert A
Robert A. Heinlein
#Allies

Robert A. Heinlein
The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer #Government

Robert A. Heinlein
Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. (Hurting yourself is not sinful - just stupid).
Robert A. Heinlein
#Lies And Lying

Robert A. Heinlein
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
Robert A. Heinlein
#Experts

Robert A. Heinlein
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.
Robert A. Heinlein
#American Writer #Engineering

Robert A. Heinlein
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're almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil...
Robert A. Heinlein
#Disease

Robert A. Heinlein
Anyone who clings to the historically untrue -- and -- thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.
Robert A. Heinlein
#Doctrine

Robert A. Heinlein
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert A. Heinlein
#Future #History And Historians