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Friday Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
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“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“I don't see why human people make such a heavy trip out of sex. It isn't anything complex, it is simply the best thing in life, even better than food.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
tags: sex
“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms such as you have named...but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn't the whole population.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“The coldest depth of Hell is reserved for people who abandon kittens.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Autobiography is usually honest but it is never truthful.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“It seems to me that any law that is not enforced and can't be enforced weakens all other laws.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Unless you intend to kill him immediately thereafter, never kick a man in the balls. Not even symbolically. Or perhaps especially not symbolically.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“People who are busy and happy don't write diaries; they are too busy living.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Study it yourself. If I told you, you would not know; you simply would have been told.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“A religion is sometimes a source of happiness and I would not deprive anyone of happiness. But it is a comfort appropriate for the weak, not for the strong---and you are strong. The great trouble with religion---any religion---is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask in at the warm fire of faith or choose to live in the bleak uncertainty of reason---but one cannot have both,”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“[A person], having no self-respect, needs and demands a show of public respect.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
tags: esteem
“Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms such as you have named…but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Even with Las Vegas giddy around me I felt as alone as Robinson Crusoe.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Why it can’t be done is not acceptable; I must discover how it can be done.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“I could not live at home until it was all paid because I had to keep my job to meet those monthly payments. For what, then? Not for sex. As I told Captain Torrney, sex is everywhere; it’s silly to pay for it. For the privilege of getting my hands into soapy dishwater, I guess. For the privilege of rolling around on the floor and being peed on by puppies and babies only nominally housebroken.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“So far as I have listened, before a revolution can take place, the population must lose faith in both the police and the courts.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“A credit card is a leash around your neck. In the world of credit cards a person has no privacy…or at best protects her privacy only with great effort and much chicanery. Besides that, do you ever know what the computer network is doing when you poke your card into a slot? I don’t. I feel much safer with cash. I’ve never heard of anyone who had much luck arguing with a computer.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“How many people have died because they would not abandon their baggage?”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Democrats were being rounded up, sentenced by drumhead courts-martial (provost’s tribunals, they were called) and executed on the spot—laser, gunfire, some hangings.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“I haven’t been in the slightest danger. Just lost. And now I’m found.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Boss, you’re nitpicking to avoid admitting that it was your fault, not mine.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“The notices of change of address and of call code had gone out earlier but it was not until we were here and our comm center reestablished that I was notified that you had not made routine acknowledgment.” “For the bloody good reason that I did not receive routine notice!”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Oh, my God!” “Compose yourself.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“I would be—and will be—much disappointed in you if you ever simply injure a policeman. A wounded policeman is more dangerous than a wounded lion.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“All normal human beings have soi-disant mixed-up glands. The race is divided into two parts; those who know this and those who do not.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Geniuses and supergeniuses always make their own rules on sex as on everything else; they do not accept the monkey customs of their lessers.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“(When will I learn? Had Boss wished to disclose the method, he would have told me. “Careless slips sink ships.” Not around Boss.)”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
“Some things—and some people—are not supposed to change.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

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