Thursday, January 24, 2008

Passable Cook, Opposable Thumbs…

…but not so sure about the dying part:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Source: Heinlein, via Kottke.

1 comment:

Taxmom said...

I found this quote from Heinlein in a book on the table at the piano teacher's house a few months back, and made a point of reading it aloud to B1.