Variable Star Quotes.

1. "When there’s nothing else you can do, breathe slower. There’s no way it can hurt, and it might help."
- Robert A. Heinlein, Variable Star

2. "What distinguishes Buddhism from any other faith I’ve studied—from most human beings, really—is that the people who face the wall and the people who face away from it have never fought a war over it. They’re never going to agree…but they feel no need to. Buddha himself is supposed to have said, People with opinions just go around bothering each other."
- Robert A. Heinlein, Variable Star

3. "The moment I put it on, that suit became an old, familiar, and valued friend—and I became taller and wider across the shoulders. It could not have fit better if it had been made on my body. It knew things about me I wouldn’t learn for years yet, and approved of them all."
- Robert A. Heinlein, Variable Star

4. "If change threatens you, you become conservative in self-defense. If it thrills you, you become liberal in self-liberation. He says the Threateneds are frequently more successful in the short run, because they always fight dirty. But in the long run, they always lose, because Thrilled people learn and thus accomplish more."
- Robert A. Heinlein, Variable Star

5. "Well, some men learn by listening, some read, some observe and analyze — and some of us just have to pee on the electric fence."
- Spider Robinson, Variable Star

6. "Mankind is divided into two basic sorts: those who find the unknown future threatening ... and those who find it thrilling. The rupture between those two sides has been responsible for most of the bloodshed in history."
- Spider Robinson, Variable Star

7. "anger is always fear in disguise"
- Spider Robinson, Variable Star

8. "I had not until then fully realized that I was odd, that there was anything strange about growing up with a single-parent genius. I thought all homes had equations scrawled with disc-marker across all the cabinets and walls, and clean laundry in the freezer, and defrosting chicken in the tool drawer. I thought everyone read a book a day and listened to hours of ancient music."
- Spider Robinson, Variable Star

9. "I conclude you must be a natural horses's ass."
- Spider Robinson, Variable Star

10. "Am I finally addressing a sentient being?"
- Spider Robinson, Variable Star

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