Sunday, February 12, 2012

Grok

“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.”

 

robert heinlein

9 comments:

Mauigirl said...

I love this quote. Heinlein had a good attitude!

Beach Bum said...

I really should read some of his books.

Sherry Peyton said...

he wrote some good sci fi. I read alot of him in the past.

okjimm said...

Mimi... he had an eclectic, but deep attitude. He is definitely worth a look.

Dear Bum...'Stranger in a Strange Land' is a good place to start. pub. 1961.. and he envisioned waterbeds, microwave ovens, Skype, a form of cruise control and so many other things. A Jules Verne type writer.

Sherry... you know that I KNOW that you know... good reads never die.

Tom Harper said...

I've never read anything by Heinlein, but that's a great quote.

Ahab said...

Personal accountability. What a concept!

Leslie Parsley said...

I don't think I've read anything by Heinlein either as I'e never cared that much for sci-fi. Yeah, weird I know. But I sure like the quote.

S.W. Anderson said...

One of my best high school pals was a sci-fi addict. I'm sure he read everything Heinlein ever wrote. I never developed an appetite for sci-fi, or for reading much fiction generally. But I greatly admire those who write fiction well.

Heinlein's statement reflects the rebellious attitude of the 1960's. It arose in reaction to what was deemed the dull, smothering conformity of the 1940's and 1950's. Unfortunately, notions about excessive conformity and reaction to it became excessive themselves before things settled down.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Funny, I just put that book Stranger in a strange land in a display of staff picks. I picked it of course! :)

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