Quotations anyone?  

EroticallyRapt 55M
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5/9/2005 4:51 pm

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Quotations anyone?


While searching for a quote to respond to a recent blog entry by [blog sexyfitwoman] , I found a text file containing some quotations from one of my favorite fictional charcters - Lazarus Long. I've chosen the ones that I thought could be of use to people who have interests that bring them to a site like this one. I hope you enjoy them.

Selected quotations from "Excerpts from the Notebooks of Lazarus Long" which are intermission chapters of the fictional novel "TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE" by one of my favorite authors, Robert Heinlein.

* Men are more sentimental than women. It blurs their thinking.

* Nursing does not diminish the beauty of a woman's breasts; it enhances their charm by making them look lived in and happy.

* What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!

* It's amazing how much mature wisdom resembles being too tired.

* Of all the strange "crimes" that human beings have legislated - out of nothing, blasphemy is the most amazing - with obscenity and indecent exposure fighting it out for second and third place.

* It is better to copulate than never.

* All societies are based on rules to protect pregnant women and young children. All else is surplusage, excrescence, adornment, luxury, or folly which can - and must - be dumped in emergency to preserve this prime function. As racial (species) survival is the only universal morality, no other basic is possible. Attempts to formulate a perfect society on any foundation other than "Women and children first!" is not only witless, it is automatically genocidal.

Nevertheless, starry-eyed idealists (all of them male) have tried endlessly - and no doubt will keep on trying.

* Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.

* There is only one way to console a widow. But remember the risk.

* Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.

* Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.

* A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dreamworld.

* A zygote is a gamete's way of producing more gametes. This may be the purpose of the universe.

* Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naïve, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as empty, meaningless, or dishonest, and scorn to use them. No matter how pure their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.

* The more you love, the more you can love - and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just.

* Masturbation is cheap, clean, convenient, and free of any possibility of wrongdoing - and you don't have to go home in the cold. But it's lonely.

* Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of-but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

* Dear, don't bore him with trivia or burden him with your past mistakes. The happiest way to deal with a man is never to tell him anything he does not need to know.

* Darling, a true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best. At other times you can be as modest and dignified as your persona requires.

* Everybody lies about sex.

* If the universe has any purpose more important than topping a woman you love and making a baby with her hearty help, I've never heard of it.

* A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

* Money is the sincerest of all flattery.
Women love to be flattered.
So do men.

* You live and learn. Or you don't live long.

* Rub her feet.

* Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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Another ingredient for a happy marriage: Budget the luxuries first!

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And still another- See to it that she has her own desk- then keep your hands off it!

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And another - In a family argument, if it turns out you are right - apologize at once!

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To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

* Copulation is spiritual in essence - or it is merely friendly exercise, On second thought, strike out merely. Copulation is not merely - even when it is just a happy pastime for two strangers. But copulation at its spiritual best is so much more than physical coupling that it is different in kind as well as in degree.

The saddest feature of homosexuality is not that it is wrong or sinful or even that it can't lead to progeny - but that it is more difficult to reach through it this spiritual union. Not impossible - but the cards are stacked against it.

But - most sorrowfully - many people never achieve spiritual sharing even with the help of male - female advantage; they are condemned to wander through life alone.

* Have you noticed how much they look like orchids? Lovely!

* Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

* A man does not insist on physical beauty in a woman who builds up his morale. After a while he realizes that she is beautiful - he just hadn't noticed it at first.

* "All's fair in love and war" - what a contemptible lie!

* Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.

* All cats are not gray after midnight. Endless variety-

* Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other - sins are invented nonsense. (Hurting yourself is not sinful - just stupid.),

* It is impossible for a man to love his wife wholeheartedly without loving all women somewhat. I suppose that the converse must be true of women.

* Formal courtesy between husband and wife is even more important than it is between strangers.

* "I came, I saw, she conquered." (The original Latin seems to have been garbled.)

EroticallyRapt 55M
336 posts
5/10/2005 7:57 pm

Hey sexy....it was the "dark one". No, I didn't reallt use it. I remembered the quote a little differently that it really was. It was this quote that I had in mind:

* All societies are based on rules to protect pregnant women and young children. All else is surplusage, excrescence, adornment, luxury, or folly which can - and must - be dumped in emergency to preserve this prime function. As racial (species) survival is the only universal morality, no other basic is possible. Attempts to formulate a perfect society on any foundation other than "Women and children first!" is not only witless, it is automatically genocidal.

I would have put a link to your blog in here. But, I have yet to do it successfully...doh!

p.s. Thanks for reading!


EroticallyRapt 55M
336 posts
5/11/2005 11:09 pm

Thanks sexy (I like calling you that!). I keep missing the command I guess...doh!


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