Literary Birthday – 13 March – L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard was born 13 March 1911 and died 24 January 1986.


  1. Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind.
  2. You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.
  3. The day when you stop building your own environment, when you stop building your own surroundings, when you stop waving a magic hand and gracing everything around you with magic and beauty, things cease to be magical, things cease to be beautiful.
  4. A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.
  5. When reading a book, be very certain that you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he or she has gone past a word that was not understood.
  6. Insecurity exists in the absence of knowledge. All security derives from knowledge.
  7. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.
  8. All men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others.
  9. Suppression and oppression are the basic causes of depression. If you relieve those, a person can lift his head, become well, become happy with life.
  10. The best way to know any future is to cause one.

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, he is one of the best known authors ever. Although best known for his fantasy and science fiction stories, Hubbard wrote under many pseudonyms in a wide variety of genres. He is the author of Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 and Dianetics: The Modern Science Mental Health.

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 13th March 2017