Stranger In A Strange Land Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein, Harriet Tubman, Salvador Minuchin, Richard Bach, Otto Rank, Nicolas Winding Refn and many others.
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.
Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.
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.
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.
Two things I do value a lot, intimacy and the capacity for joy, didn’t seem to be on anyone else s list. I felt like the stranger in a strange land, and decided I’d better not marry the natives.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, for there are plenty of others.
Like every living thing its prime characteristic is a blind, unreasoned instinct to survive.
Faith strikes me as intellectual laziness.
But goodness alone is never enough. A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.
If you create something that is essentially alien to you – as a man – and make a film about woman, the more I can surround myself with woman and combine it with my soul’s point of view, the more I become a stranger in a strange land.
IВґm a stranger in a strange land.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith.
‘Lost in Translation’ movie says something interesting about the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, but also of being a celebrity. That kind of feeling of not being in the same strata as everyone else.
We are born strangers in a strange land, and remain so. Travel simply reminds us of this essential truth. The transmission of a powerful story, one human to another, is an alchemical activity in which we are enlarged and changed.
I’ve never understood how God could expect His creatures to pick the one true religion by faith-it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe.
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.