Joe Haldeman’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Joe Haldeman Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Joe Haldeman’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Joe Haldeman quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Joe Haldeman’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Tonight we’re going to show you eight silent ways to kill a man.”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

 “But love, he said, love was a fragile blossom; love was a delicate crystal; love was an unstable reaction with a half-life of about eight months. Bullshit, I said, and accused him of wearing cultural blinders; thirty centuries of prewar society taught that love was one thing that could last to the grave and even beyond and if he had been born instead of hatched he would know that without being told!”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

“So here we were, fifty men and fifty women, with IQs over 150 and bodies of unusual health and strength, slogging elitely through the mud and slush of central Missouri, reflecting on the usefulness of our skill in building bridges on worlds where the only fluid is an occasional standing pool of liquid helium.”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

 “The 1143-year-long war hand begun on false pretenses and only because the two races were unable to communicate.

Once they could talk, the first question was ‘Why did you start this thing?’ and the answer was ‘Me?”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

 “Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.”
― Joe Haldeman

 “Science fiction as a genre has the benefit of being able to act as parable, to set up a story at a remove so you can make a real-world point without people throwing up a wall in front of it.”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

“Doctors don’t seem to realize that most of us are perfectly content not having to visualize ourselves as animated bags of skin filled with obscene glop.”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

 “Heaven was a lovely, unspoiled Earth-like world; what Earth might have been like if men had treated her with compassion instead of lust.”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

“Reality becomes illusory and observer-oriented when you study general relativity. Or Buddhism. Or get drafted.”
― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

“There’s no such thing as writing about the future. The future hasn’t happened yet.”
― Joe Haldeman

10 Famous Quotes by Author Joe Haldeman

10 quotes by Joe Haldeman there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Joe Haldeman quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Joe Haldeman Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Joe Haldeman Quote 

“One cannot make command decisions simply by assessing the tactical situation and going ahead with whatever course of action will do the most harm to the enemy with a minimum of death and damage to your own men and materiel. Modern warfare has become very complex, especially during the last century. Wars are won not by a simple series of battles won, but by a complex interrelationship among military victory, economic pressures, logistic maneuvering, access to the enemy’s information, political postures—dozens, literally dozens of factors.”

― Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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