02 February 2008

Quotes 01

Robert Heinlein wrote "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Now that's a great quote! When I first read those words in high school, I had to scribble them down in my notebook. I wanted to live those words. 25 years later, I still can't conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, and probably would fail at the invasion planning but I think I'm doing alright on the others. As a married man, I'm near expert on changing diapers, taking orders, fighting, and pitching manure!

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