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i’m an avid reader and have lots of favourite quotes – these are just a few. if you want to see a few more (or if you’re just nosy, which is fine), you can have a look at my kindle page. i’ve got a few things bookmarked there.
what are some of your favourite quotes? i’d love to hear them 🙂
…and as always, thanks for stopping by!
OBVIOUSLY there’s the bene-gesserit litany against fear (from dune by frank herbert)
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
I am proud to call you my niece. Love you much .
awww thanks uncle Jim i love you bunches too!!!
Jim Hunt here’s another heinlein gem for you (i know you like him – i do too… a LOT)
“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.”
All cats are gray in the dark. Lazeras Long
Never try to outstubborn a cat. – time enough for love
Do you have Grumbles from the Grave?
no but i’ve just had a look to see what it was. is it good?
Has it’s moments published by his wife after he passed.
things he jotted down that never got published
Do you GROK?
i DO grok! i’ll be sure to grab that grumbles one. there are still quite a few of his works i haven’t read, but i’ve read most of the ones from the 60’s and 70’s. time enough for love and the moon is a harsh mistress are probably my top tow faves so far.
tell shandi i said hi and that i wish i was there!
Stranger in a strange land and what was the one they made a movie of with the spiders? Oh yeah I will fear no evil awsome book
starship troopers. the book was so much better 😉
“People are dying every day, that haven’t ever died before.” [Baldy] Burt Sturdevant, World War II & Korean War SeeBee veteran. (retired Navy Construction Battalion). Navy/MARINE proverb: “Never punch a SeeBee, he might be your Grandfather.” 😉
Sounds like Yogi-isms brother.
“You can observe a lot just be watching.” Yogi Berra
one from the boxing world: “You’ll never know if you don’t find out.” Jerry Quarry [doing commentary after retiring from the Ring; the Bayonne Bleeder uttered this when a boxer’s opening strategy against his opponent proved ineffective, and he neglected to try another tactic…] 🙂
“An armed society is a polite society.”
“Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.” lazarus long (heinlein)
“Never be further than arm’s length away from your weapon.” USMC
“She consented to rote memorization, but knew that it was at best the hollow shell of education. She did the minimum work necessary to do well in her courses, and pursued other matters.” Contact (carl sagan)
“I’ll never forget that when things got really tough in my life, you stepped up and killed those dudes for me” John Dies at the End (David Wong)
Now you’ve done it. Dusted off my Heinlein’s. The past thru tomorrow. Need more reply I have more
not rh but very cool book
I <3 Heinlein! The Robert Heinlein: Virginia Edition Collection is SO awesome, but so so so so SO spendy. I have almost everything he's ever written, including a few paperbacks from the 40s! If you love Heinlein, you should also check out Spider Robinson. He's a disciple of Heinlein, and the one that the Heinlein foundation chose to finish Variable Star a few years back from 8 pages of notes and an outline that were found in Heinlein's stuff after Virginia passed away.
Both of these are from 48. That’s a LONG time for a paperback to survive, lol! Somewhere I have a few that are even older.
nice! i will check out both of your recommendations, Dottie & uncle Jim! thanks
A rare on by R H—– J O B: A comedy of justice
I think Space Cadet was my first read Dottie
I loved JOB. Friday was my first RAH book. He’s literally my favorite author. I re-read Heinlein books constantly. I almost always have one in progress somewhere.
The Bath Tub Observation: “It takes a lot more hot water to make cold water hot than it takes cold water to make hot water cold… “
I have really enjoyed reading your family back and forth, as well as all the quotes you shared with each other. My daily contacts don’t allow for much literary to and fro!
As for quotes, how about this one?
“What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting.” – Gurney Halleck, from Frank Herbert’s DUNE.
I almost always misquote that by saying “You fight when you have to.” I memorized that when I was selected for Airborne School. I fancied myself Duncan Idaho. Now days, I’m more like Gurney, for sure!
Thank you for your blog. I plan to read more as I have time.