Robert A. Heinlein: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite  Robert A. Heinlein Quotes 

 Robert A. Heinlein, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best  Robert A. Heinlein 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  Robert A. Heinlein’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer  Robert A. Heinlein made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is often called “the dean of science fiction writers” and is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of “hard science fiction”.

A high standard of science and engineering plausibility was set by him, and he raised the literary quality standards for the genre. In the late 1940s, he was the first science fiction writer to enter mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post. He was also one of the first authors of novel-length science fiction in modern, mass-market era.

Also wrote under the pen names Anson McDonald, Lyle Monroe, Caleb Saunders, John Riverside, and Simon York.

Born: July 07, 1907, Butler, MO, The United States
Died: May 08, 1988
Genre: Science Fiction, Children’s, Fiction

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Popular Quotes

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

 “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“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 – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“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

 “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

 “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

 “A prude is a person who thinks that his own rules of propriety are natural laws.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”
― Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Robert A. Heinlein

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10  Robert A. Heinlein quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best  Robert A. Heinlein quote below and sharing our favorite 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  Robert A. Heinlein. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable  Robert A. Heinlein quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Robert A. Heinlein Quote 

“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”― Robert Heinlein

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