Quotes About Nerds

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Charles J. Sykes
“Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.”
Charles J. Sykes, Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write or Add

Jim Butcher
“Star Trek?” I asked her. “Really?”
“What?” she demanded, bending unnaturally black eyebrows together.
“There are two kinds of people in the universe, Molly,” I said. “Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans. This is shocking.”
She sniffed. “This is the post-nerd-closet world, Harry. It’s okay to like both.”
“Blasphemy and lies,” I said.”
Jim Butcher, Ghost Story

Violet Haberdasher
“If you like nerds, raise your hand. If you don't, raise your standards.”
Violet Haberdasher

Magenta Periwinkle
“Could a scar be like the rings of a tree, reopened with each emotional season?”
Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

John Green
“Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that?”
John Green

Carl Sagan
“It's a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopediea Brittannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more 'numinous' than the Ressurection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don't they?”
Carl Sagan

“I think, that if the world were a bit more like ComicCon, it would be a better place.”
Matt Smith

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them; nerdiness the reverse”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

John Green
“There's not even real *popularity* at my school."
"That," Coli said emphatically, "is a sentence that has only ever been spoken by popular people.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Christopher Moore
“So nerds rule.”
Christopher Moore, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
tags: nerds

John Burnside
“That's the wonderful thing with nerds: they're enthusiasts. Not having a life means you get to love things with a passion and nobody bothers you about it.”
John Burnside, The Glister
tags: nerds

“I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in.”

E.A. Bucchianeri
“No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication - this "nerdification," to put it bluntly - is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanic minds take insults a bit too literally.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Stephen Colbert
“NASA scientists have discovered a new form of life,
unfortunately, it won't date them either.”
Stephen Colbert
tags: nerds

Mark A. Cooper
“He's given me enough homework to last ten years. I'm gonna die of nerdism.”
Mark A. Cooper, Absolutely Nothing

Christopher Moore
“It's about average for us. Behavior always draws more than survey. We're the sexy ones,' Nate said with a grin.

Amy snorted. 'Oh, yeah, you guys are the Mae Wests of the nerd world.'

We're action nerds,' Nate said. 'Adventure nerds. Nerds of romance.”
Christopher Moore, Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
tags: nerds

John Green
“Nerd life is so much better than regular life.”
John Green
tags: nerds

Junot Díaz
“For Oscar, high school was the equivalent of a medieval spectacle, like being put in the stocks and forced to endure the peltings and outrages of a mob of deranged half-wits, an experience from which he supposed he should have emerged a better person, but that’s not really what happened—and if there were any lessons to be gleaned from the ordeal of those years he never quite figured out what they were. He walked into school every day like the fat lonely nerdy kid he was, and all he could think about was the day of his manumission, when he would at last be set free from its unending horror. Hey, Oscar, are there faggots on Mars?—Hey, Kazoo, catch this. The first time he heard the term moronic inferno he know exactly where it was located and who were its inhabitants.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

China Miéville
“Someone came in all Starfleet badges today. Not on my shift, sadly.'

'Fascist,' Leon had said. 'Why are you so prejudiced against nerds?'

'Please,' Billy said. 'That would be a bit self-hating, wouldn't it?'

'Yeah, but you pass. You're like, you're in deep cover,' Leon said. 'You can sneak out of the nerd ghetto and hide the badge and bring back food and clothes and word of the outside world.”
China Miéville, Kraken

Nora Roberts
“You love tests?"
"Well, yeah. There are questions and answers. True or false, multiple choice, essay. What's not to love?”
Nora Roberts, Tribute

Michael Buckley
“If only he can get over becoming a NERD.”
Michael Buckley, NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
tags: nerds

“Morgan, this crop stuff is just about a bunch of nerds who never had a girlfriend their whole lives. They're like thirty now. They make up secret codes and analyze Greek mythology and make secret societies where other guys who never had girlfriends can join in. They do stupid crap like this to feel special. It's a scam. Nerds were doin' it twenty five years ago and new nerds are doing it again.”
Joaquin Phoenix

Judd Apatow
“Cocky nerds. My wife and I always talk about it. It's people who think they don't think ill of themselves --they actually think that there's something special about themselves but no one's noticed it... And that's what makes them interesting. They have an air of superiority as they're getting pummeled.”
Judd Apatow

“I love staring at my books for hours just trying to decide which book to read next. Doing that is almost as fun as actually reading them.”
― Love The Stacks Bookstore

Andy Weir
“Hell yeah I'm a botanist! Fear my botany powers!”
Andy Weir, The Martian

Stuart Gibbs
“Usually when people hear my parents are scientists, they assume they're awkward, unathletic nerds whose idea of fun is doing long division. That drives me nuts. My parents are the least nerdy people you've ever met. Mom swam competitively in college and competed in triathlons up until we left earth. Dad is a rugged outdoorsman; he's summited dozens of mountains and once free-climbed El Capitan in Yosemite in a day. They met on a Class 5 rafting trip down the Snake River. But more importantly, my parents aren't unusual. I've met hundreds of scientists, and most are almost as athletic and adventurous as my parents. I'm not sure how the whole idea that scientists are nerds ever got started.”
Stuart Gibbs, Space Case

Atom Yang
“The call-and-response rituals of geeks were a thing of beauty, and allowed said geeks to identify each other across time and space.”
Atom Yang, Herc & Pyotr

Frankie Boyle
“I think life is a lot different for alternative kids nowadays. Texting and the internet mean that being a Goth or something means you're part of a big social scene, it's an inclusive thing. Back then, we all just went our different ways in the afterglow,wishing each other all the best with the next ten years of bullying.”
Frankie Boyle, My Shit Life So Far

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