that quote is from an H. Beam Piper novel, a couple actually!
That's odd, because not only have I never heard of the author, I've obviously never read any of their work.
H. beam Piper was THE cornerstone of Del!
If you want some good, solid, science fiction, NOT written by a mysogonistic piece of woman fearing/hating crap, read
Lord Kalvin Of OtherWhen
the Fuzzy books
Piper was a freakin genious, back when Clarke, Asimov and Heinlen were writing thier "classics", Piper actually had, wait for it...
Women in his stories.
in the 50's - 60's!
And they were not just there for "window dressing"
We are talking strong female characters, in the 50's, 60's, long before Germain Greer burnt her bra!
forget Clark(likes liitle boys), Asimov(seriously gay), Heinlien(just way messed up)
jump straight to
H. Beam Piper
Jack Vance (this guy is the genisis of D&D)
before you guys jump on me,
Ellery Queen is one of Jack Vance's creations
forget google, its wrong!