Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Meandering in the stars . . .

Today is the birthday of Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988), science fiction writer. He is oft referred to as the dean of science fiction writers.

"A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Once you can honestly say, "I don't know", then it becomes possible to get at the truth." - Robert A. Heinlein

"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

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

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

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." - Robert A. Heinlein

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

"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again." - Robert A. Heinlein

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