Sunday, September 4, 2011

Robert Heinlein

"Love is that condition in wich the happiness of another person is essential to your own"
Robert Heinlein

WHO: Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) was an American science fiction writer borned in Butler (Missouri)

WHERE: This quote comes from Jubal Harshaw in the first edition (1961); the later 1991 "Uncut" edition didn't have this line, because it was one Heinlein had added when he went through and trimmed the originally submitted manuscript on which the "Uncut" edition is based. Heinlein also later used a variant of this in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls where he has Xia quote Harshaw: "Dr. Harshaw says that 'the word "love" designates a subjective condition in which the welfare and happiness of another person are essential to one's own happiness.'"

WHEN: Robert Heinlein wrote this in 1961.