Posts Tagged 'freedom'

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – III

I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

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Visa for Avalon by Bryher

Mankind was telling itself the same story over again. It could not bear its hidden desires to be uncovered and if one came to the surface, some repressive movement rose to fight it. To be free was to be responsible…”

 

Bryher. Visa for Avalon. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965.