Timely quote from Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love: 💬

If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for … but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong.

If this is too blind for your taste, consult some well-meaning fool (there is always one around) and ask his advice. Then vote the other way. This enables you to be a good citizen (if such is your wish) without spending the enormous amount of time on it that truly intelligent exercise of franchise requires.

I was just reminded of this Heinlein quote from Time Enough for Love: 💬

The correct way to punctuate a sentence that starts: ‘Of course it is none of my business but —’ is to place a period after the word ‘but.’ Don’t use excessive force in supplying such moron with a period. Cutting his throat is only a momentary pleasure and is bound to get you talked about.

From Heinlein’s ‘The Number of the Beast’: 💬

Tomorrow I will seven eagles see, a great comet will appear, and voices will speak from whirlwinds foretelling monstrous and fearful things — This Universe never did make sense; I suspect that it was built on government contract.

From Space by James A. Michener: 💬

No punishment I give you will ever be as bad as the punishment you will give yourself if you become a known liar.

From Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: 💬

Even the sceptical mind must be prepared to accept the unacceptable when there is no alternative. If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.