Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

"Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more."

"Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

"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."

Books by Robert A. Heinlein

  • Starship Troopers
  • 199,393 ratings
  • Published May 15th 1987 by Ace Book

    (first published December 1959)

  • Friday
  • 27,816 ratings
  • Published June 17th 1997 by Del Rey

    (first published August 3rd 1982)

  • Double Star
  • 20,852 ratings
  • Published October 12th 1986 by Del Rey

    (first published April 1st 1956)

  • Citizen of the Galaxy
  • 15,443 ratings
  • Published May 1st 2005 by Pocket Books: Gallery Books

    (first published July 1957)

  • Glory Road
  • 12,315 ratings
  • Published March 21st 2006 by Orb Books

    (first published September 1st 1963)

Robert A. Heinlein
  • Robert A. Heinlein

  • Date of birth: July 07, 1907
  • Died: May 08, 1988
  • Born: in Butler, MO, The United States.

  • Description: Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of "hard science fiction".

    He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, in the late 1940s. He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel-length science fiction in the modern, mass-market era.