I have only one quote stored from Heinlein’s Beyond This Horizon (my Media Monday book); something I believe, though to each their own: 💬
Why anyone should voluntarily associate day after day with a mob of yelling sticky little brats was beyond him.
Another of the many great quotes from Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love: 💬
Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.
A very true quote from Heinlein’s The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: 💬
Never pick up a stray kitten … unless you’ve already made up your mind to be owned by it.
From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams: 💬
By the time you’ve sorted out a complicated idea into little steps that even a stupid machine can deal with, you’ve certainly learned something about it yourself. The teacher usually learns more than the pupil.
A quote that springs to mind today, from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams: 💬
Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself.
Been a while since I posted a quote. Here’s a very true one from Heinlein’s very quotable Time Enough for Love. 💬
The phrase ‘we (I) (you) simply must —’ designates something that need not be done. ‘That goes without saying’ is a red warning. ‘Of course’ means you had better check it yourself. These small-change cliches and others like them, when read correctly, are reliable channel markers.
A quote from Foundation by Isaac Asimov: 💬
A fire-eater must eat fire even if he has to kindle it himself.
I just spent half an hour renaming the “master” branches to “main” in my many GitHub repos, which made me think of this tangentially-related Heinlein quote from Time Enough for Love: 💬
In a mature society, ‘civil servant’ is semantically equal to ‘civil master.’
We didn’t sleep well last night, so this advice from Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love seems appropriate: 💬
Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry. N.B.: Circumstances can force your hand. So think ahead!
From Robert A. Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: 💬
Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.