Posts Tagged 'responsibility'

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

My point is that one person is responsible. Always. […] In terms of morals there is no such thing as ‘state.’ Just men. Individuals. Each responsible for his own acts.”

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

Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – III

I was miserable before I knew I was no longer happy, and bowed with responsibility when I did not yet fully understand I held it.

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.

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.