Robert A. Heinlein citations
Robert A. Heinlein
Date de naissance: 7. juillet 1907
Date de décès: 8. mai 1988
Autres noms:Robert Heinlein,Роберт Энсон Хайнлайн
Robert Anson Heinlein, né le 7 juillet 1907 à Butler dans le Missouri et mort le 8 mai 1988 à Carmel-sur-mer en Californie, est un écrivain de science-fiction américain.
Écrivain engagé, son influence sur l'imaginaire nucléaire et spatial américain a marqué l'histoire technique de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle[réf. souhaitée].
Citations Robert A. Heinlein
— Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
"Jubal Harshaw" in the first edition (1961); the later 1991 "Uncut" edition didn't have this line, because it was one Heinlein had added when he went through and trimmed the originally submitted manuscript on which the "Uncut" edition is based. Heinlein also later used a variant of this in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls where he has Xia quote Harshaw: "Dr. Harshaw says that 'the word "love" designates a subjective condition in which the welfare and happiness of another person are essential to one's own happiness.'"
„I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.“
— Robert A. Heinlein
Context: I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
— Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth
“Logic of Empire”, p. 335; this is one of the earliest known variants of an idea which has become known as Hanlon's razor.