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    Quotes by Robert Heinlein

    • Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
    • In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
    • Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.
    • Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win.
    • One might define adulthood as the age at which a person learns he must die and accepts his sentence undismayed.
    • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
    • The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
      "Job", 1984
    • 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.
      Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"
    • A motion to adjourn is always in order.
      Lazarus Long: Time Enough For Love
    • Thou art God, and I am God and all that groks is God.
      Stranger in a Strange Land
    • Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
      Time Enough For Love
    • There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.
      Time Enough for Love
    • A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
      Time Enough for Love, 1978
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