Harry Harrison’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Harry Harrison Quotes 

Harry Harrison, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Harry Harrison quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Harry Harrison’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Harry Harrison made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Every day should be unwrapped as a gift.”
― Harry Harrison

 “We must be as stealthy as rats in the wainscoting of their society. It was easier in the old days, of course, and society had more rats when the rules were looser, just as old wooden buildings have more rats than concrete buildings. But there are rats in the building now as well. Now that society is all ferrocrete and stainless steel there are fewer gaps in the joints. It takes a very smart rat indeed to find these openings. Only a stainless steel rat can be at home in this environment…”
― Harry Harrison, The Stainless Steel Rat

“Birth control doesn’t mean no children. It just means that people have a choice how they want to live. Like rutting, unthinking, breeding animals—or like reasoning creatures. Will a married couple have one, two or three children—whatever number will keep the world population steady and provide a full life of opportunity for everyone? Or will they have four, five or six, unthinking and uncaring, and raise them in hunger and cold and misery? Like that world out there,”
― Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room!

 “I have been followed by enough police robots to know by now how indestructible they are. You can blow them up or knock them down and they keep coming after you; dragging themselves by one good finger and spouting saccharine morality all the while.”
― Harry Harrison, The Stainless Steel Rat

 “We got a plague of people, a disease of people infesting the world. We got more people who are living longer. Less people have to be born, that’s the answer. We got death control—we got to match it with birth control.”
― Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room!

 “But doing something means that people must change, make an effort, use their minds, which is what most people do not like to do.”
― Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room!

“Liberation by destruction was on the way! We would free them even if we had to kill them all to do it!”
― Harry Harrison, A Stainless Steel Trio

 “One time we had the whole world in our hands, but we ate it and burned it and it’s gone now.”
― Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room!

“Intelligence resembles insanity only to the stupid.”
― Harry Harrison, The Technicolor Time Machine

“I always get the best advice from myself.”
― Harry Harrison, A Stainless Steel Trio

10 Famous Quotes by Author Harry Harrison

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Harry Harrison quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Harry Harrison quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Harry Harrison. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Harry Harrison quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Harry Harrison Quote 

“So mankind gobbled in a century all the world’s resources that had taken millions of years to store up, and no one on the top gave a damn or listened to all the voices that were trying to warn them, they just let us overproduce and overconsume until now the oil is gone, the topsoil depleted and washed away, the trees chopped down, the animals extinct, the earth poisoned, and all we have to show for this is seven billion people fighting over the scraps that are left, living a miserable existence—and still breeding without control. So I say the time has come to stand up and be counted.”
― Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room!

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