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Interesting Passages VII…

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

From Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto: In regards to property equaling liberty: “As the individual’s time on Earth is finite, so, too, is his labor. The illegitimate denial or diminution of his private property enslaves him to another and denies him his liberty.” “A free people living in a civil society, […]

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Tags: Literature · politics

Interesting Passages VI…

March 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Have I mentioned that I’m a big fan of Robert Heinlein? Even in passing? These are quotes from several articles and short stories of his that were collected in his book Expanded Universe. As usual, while reading this book, I’ve highlighted several passages that are meaningful to me and help describe my thoughts on current […]

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Interesting Passages V…

January 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

More Robert A. Heinlein goodness. I can’t seem to get enough of him lately. Most of these quotes are from his character Jubal Harshaw, who many believe is truly the main character (rather than Valentine Michael Smith) in Heinlein’s book Stranger In A Strange Land. I haven’t read all of Heinlein’s work, but his Jubal […]

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Tags: Literature

Interesting Passage IV…

December 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

From Robert A. Heinlein‘s Starship Troopers (by the way, don’t think for one thin second that this book is anything like the super-cheesy movie of the same title that is very very loosely based on Heinlein’s book): Regarding Pacifism: “Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the […]

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Interesting Passages III…

September 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

From Ray Bradbury‘s Something Wicked This Way Comes: “But no man’s a hero to himself.” Part of a response by Charles Halloway to his son Will, who asked: “Are you a good person?” I thought this was an amazingly humble thing for a father to say to his progeny. Charles states that he tries to […]

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Interesting Passages II…

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

More interesting passages. These from Robert A. Heinlein‘s The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. “[There] are no circumstances under which State is justified in placing its welfare ahead of mine.” “Women are amazing creatures – sweet, soft, gentle, and far more savage than we [men] are.” “Rules and laws are always for the other fellow, […]

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Interesting Passages…

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Lately, I’ve taken to writing passages I find meaningful in the backs of the books I’ve been reading. I started this practice while reading Robert Heinlein’s Time Enough For Love, and continued it over the next six or seven books I’ve read. Here are a couple interesting passages from Orson Scott Card’s book The Worthing […]

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Tags: Literature