- Name: Robert A. Heinlein
- Born: 07/07/1907
- Died: 05/08/1988 (80 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter, aeronautical engineer, lieutenant USN
Robert Anson Heinlein (//; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and retired Naval officer. Sometimes called the “dean of science fiction writers”, he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction, and was thus a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction. His published works, both fiction and non-fiction, express admiration for competence and emphasize the value of critical thinking. His work continues to have an influence on the science-fiction genre, and on modern culture more generally.
Birth Name: Robert Anson Heinlein
School: USNA, UCLA (incomplete)
Alias: Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, Caleb Saunders, Simon York
Genre: Science fiction, fantasy
Birth Place: Butler, Missouri, U.S.
Death Place: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, U.S.
Robert A. Heinlein quotes :
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... 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.Robert A. Heinlein
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. 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
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
There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.Robert A. Heinlein
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.Robert A. Heinlein
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.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
By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.Robert A. Heinlein
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.Robert A. Heinlein
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.Robert A. Heinlein