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  • #1
    Gerard Way
    “Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won’t dislike you. Or, you can f**king live.”
    Gerard Way

  • #2
    Douglas Adams
    “Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”
    Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • #3
    Banksy
    “I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”
    Banksy

  • #4
    Kirsten Miller
    “When I grow up, I'd like to be dangerous.”
    Kirsten Miller, Inside the Shadow City

  • #5
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #6
    William Gibson
    “You know what your trouble is? You're the kind who
    always reads the handbook. Anything people build,
    any kind of technology, it's going to have some specific
    purpose. It's for doing something that somebody already
    understands. But if it's new technology, it'll open
    areas nobody's ever thought of before. You read the manual,
    man, and you won't play around with it, not the same way.
    And you get all funny when somebody else uses it to do
    something you never thought of.”
    William Gibson

  • #7
    Bruce Sterling
    “Forget trying to pass for normal. Follow your geekdom. Embrace nerditude. In the immortal words of Lafcadio Hearn, a geek of incredible obscurity whose work is still in print after a hundred years, “Woo the muse of the odd.” You may be a geek. You may have geek written all over you. You should aim to be one geek they'll never forget. Don't aim to be civilized. Don’t hope that straight people will keep you on as some sort of pet. To hell with them. You should fully realize what society has made of you and take a terrible revenge. Get weird. Get way weird. Get dangerously weird. Get sophisticatedly, thoroughly weird, and don't do it halfway. Put every ounce of horsepower you have behind it. Don't become a well-rounded person. Well-rounded people are smooth and dull. Become a thoroughly spiky person. Grow spikes from every angle. Stick in their throats like a pufferfish.”
    Bruce Sterling

  • #8
    Douglas Adams
    “For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

    There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #10
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • #11
    Groucho Marx
    “Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #12
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #14
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
    Sid Ziff

  • #15
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

  • #16
    Douglas Adams
    “I don't accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view. My view is that the moon is made of rock. If someone says to me 'Well, you haven't been there, have you? You haven't seen it for yourself, so my view that it is made of Norwegian Beaver Cheese is equally valid' - then I can't even be bothered to argue. There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we'd got, and we've now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. So I don't think that being convinced that there is no god is as irrational or arrogant a point of view as belief that there is. I don't think the matter calls for even-handedness at all.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #17
    Douglas Adams
    “First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #18
    Banksy
    “Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.”
    Banksy, Wall and Piece

  • #19
    Banksy
    “A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.”
    Banksy, Wall and Piece

  • #20
    Banksy
    “There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.”
    Banksy

  • #21
    Banksy
    “You owe the companies nothing. You especially don't owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don't even start asking for theirs.”
    Banksy, Wall and Piece

  • #22
    Banksy
    “The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”
    Banksy

  • #23
    Banksy
    “Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.”
    Banksy, Wall and Piece

  • #24
    Banksy
    “Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet.”
    Banksy, Wall and Piece

  • #25
    William Gibson
    “The street finds its own uses for things.”
    William Gibson

  • #26
    Cory Doctorow
    “All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets.”
    Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

  • #27
    Cory Doctorow
    “He hated it when adults told him he only felt the way he did because he was young. As if being young was like being insane or drunk, like the convictions he held were hallucinations caused by a mental illness that could only be cured by waiting five years.”
    Cory Doctorow, For the Win

  • #28
    William Gibson
    “Hell of a world we live in, huh? (...) But it could be worse, huh?"
    "That's right," I said, "or even worse, it could be perfect.”
    William Gibson, Burning Chrome

  • #29
    William Gibson
    “I think I'd probably tell you that it's easier to desire and pursue the attention of tens of millions of total strangers than it is to accept the love and loyalty of the people closest to us.”
    William Gibson, Idoru

  • #30
    William Gibson
    “We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or thought they did. Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in which 'now' was of some greater duration. For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents' have insufficient 'now' to stand on. We have no future because our present is too volatile. ... We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern recognition”
    William Gibson, Pattern Recognition



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