Stranger In A Strange Land Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein, Bram Stoker, Salvador Minuchin, Otto Rank, Mary Church Terrell, Harriet Tubman and many others.
There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk вЂhis life, his fortune and his sacred honorвЂ™ on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.
But a stranger in a strange land, he is no one. Men know him not, and to know not is to care not for.
I do know that the slickest way to lie is to tell the right amount of truth–then shut up.
A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is … and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be … more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo see that this lovely young girl is still alive
I’ve found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . . . because it’s the only thing that’ll make it stop hurting.
Only the family, society’s smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be ‘strangers in a strange land,’ who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.
Democracy’s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents.
Democracy is a poor system of government at best; the only thing that can honestly be said in its favor is that it is eight times as good as any other method the human race has ever tried.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, for there are plenty of others.
As a colored woman I might enter Washington any night, stranger in a strange land, and walk miles without finding a place to lay my head
I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land.
Contemplation must bring forth right action in order to permit further growth.
I’ve found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts- because it’s the only thing that’ll make it stop hurting… I had been told that a ‘funny’ thing is a thing of goodness. It isn’t… The goodness is in the laughing. I grok it is a bravery- and a sharing- against pain and sorrow and defeat.
My dear, I used to think I was serving humanity . . . and I pleasured in the thought. Then I discovered that humanity does not want to be served; on the contrary it resents any attempt to serve it. So now I do what pleases myself.