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  • #1
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
    Kurt Vonnegut


  • #2
    Neal Stephenson
    “Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
    Neal Stephenson


  • #3
    Thomas Pynchon
    “There is no real direction here, neither lines of power nor cooperation. Decisions are never really made – at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all around assholery. ”
    Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow


  • #4
    Grant Morrison
    “Metaphor is one of a group of problem-solving medicines known as figures of speech which are normally used to treat literal thinking and other diseases.”
    Grant Morrison, The Filth


  • #5
    Neal Stephenson
    “Ninety-nine percent of everything that goes on in most Christian churches has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual religion. Intelligent people all notice this sooner or later, and they conclude that the entire one hundred percent is bullshit, which is why atheism is connected with being intelligent in people's minds.”
    Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash


  • #6
    Thomas Pynchon
    “To have humanism we must first be convinced of our humanity. As we move further into decadence this becomes more difficult.”
    Thomas Pynchon, V.


  • #7
    Thomas Pynchon
    “If there is something comforting - religious, if you want - about paranoia, there is still also anti-paranoia, where nothing is connected to anything, a condition not many of us can bear for long.”
    Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow


  • #8
    Joe Hill
    “The best way to get even with anyone is to put them in the rearview mirror on your way to something better.”
    Joe Hill, Horns


  • #9
    Joe Hill
    “You think you know someone. But mostly you just know what you want to know.”
    Joe Hill, Horns


  • #10
    Philip K. Dick
    “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
    Philip K. Dick, VALIS


  • #11
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country


  • #12
    Stephen King
    “The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.”
    Stephen King, Night Shift


  • #13
    George Orwell
    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
    George Orwell, 1984


  • #14
    George Orwell
    “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
    George Orwell


  • #15
    John Hodgman
    “A stopped clock is correct twice a day, but a sundial can be used to stab someone, even at nighttime.”
    John Hodgman, More Information Than You Require


  • #16
    John Hodgman
    “I have learned that newborn infants roll their eyes around and move their heads and their arms in short jerky spasms. And if you homeschool them, they will stay this way forever.”
    John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise


  • #17
    John Hodgman
    “Stories hold power because they convey the illusion that life has purpose and direction. Where God is absent from the lives of all but the most blessed, the writer, of all people, replaces that ordering principle. Stories make sense when so much around us is senseless, and perhaps what makes them most comforting is that, while life goes on and pain goes on, stories do us the favor of ending.”
    John Hodgman


  • #18
    Margaret Atwood
    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale


  • #19
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison


  • #20
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


  • #21
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks. But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo it up.”
    Patrick Rothfuss


  • #22
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


  • #23
    Margaret Atwood
    “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
    Margaret Atwood


  • #24
    Margaret Atwood
    “Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.”
    Margaret Atwood




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