Fanfiction Quotes

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Joss Whedon
“There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called 'fan fiction'.”
Joss Whedon

Rainbow Rowell
“You flirt with everything." She could tell that her eyes were popping-- her eyeballs actually felt cold around the edges. "You flirt with old people and babies and everybody in between.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Lev Grossman
“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.”
Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman
“I adore the way fan fiction writers engage with and critique source texts, by manipulating them and breaking their rules. Some of it is straight-up homage, but a lot of [fan fiction] is really aggressive towards the source text. One tends to think of it as written by total fanboys and fangirls as a kind of worshipful act, but a lot of times you’ll read these stories and it’ll be like ‘What if Star Trek had an openly gay character on the bridge?’ And of course the point is that they don’t, and they wouldn’t, because they don’t have the balls, or they are beholden to their advertisers, or whatever. There’s a powerful critique, almost punk-like anger, being expressed there—which I find fascinating and interesting and cool.”
Lev Grossman

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Why does any kind of cynicism appeal to people? Because it seems like a mark of maturity, of sophistication, like you’ve seen everything and know better. Or because putting something down feels like pushing yourself up.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“When you are older, you will learn that the first and foremost thing which any ordinary person does is nothing.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Like that's the only reason anyone would ever buy a first-aid kit? Don't take this the wrong way, Professor McGonagall, but what sort of crazy children are you used to dealing with?"

"Gryffindors," spat Professor McGonagall, the word carrying a freight of bitterness and despair that fell like an eternal curse on all youthful heroism and high spirits.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Rainbow Rowell
“Everybody drinks," she said calmly. The Only Rational One.
"Your sister doesn't."
When rolled her eyes. "Forgive me, but I'm not going to spend my college years sitting soberly in my dorm room, writing about gay magicians."
"Objection," Cath said, reaching for a burrito.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Boys," said Hermione Granger, "should not be allowed to love girls without asking them first! This is true in a number of ways and especially when it comes to gluing people to the ceiling!”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Rebecca McNutt
“Imagine for a moment that you are the proud owner of a large house which you have spent years of your life painting and decorating and filling with everything you love. It's your home. It's something you've made your own, something for you to be remembered by, something that, perhaps years later, your children and grandchildren can visit and get a view of your life in. It's part of your creativity, your hard work... it's your property.

Now suppose you decide to go camping for a couple of weeks. You lock your door and assume that nobody is going to break in... but they do, and when you return home, to your horror you find that not only do these trespassers break in, but they also have quite uniquely imaginative ways of disrespecting, vandalizing and corrupting everything within your property. They light fires on your lawn, your topiary hedges are in heaps of black ashes. There's some blatantly obscene graffiti splattered across your front door, offensive images and rude words splashed on the walls and windows. Your television has been tipped over. Your photographs of family and friends have had the heads cut out of them. There's mold growing in the refrigerator, bottles of booze tipped over on the table, and cigarette smoke embedded into the carpeting. Your beloved houseplants are dead, your furniture has been stripped down and ruined. Basically, the thing you've spent years working for and creating within your lifetime has been tampered with to the point where it is just a grim joke.

So, I feel terrible for poor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jane Austen and Lewis Carroll, who must be spinning in their graves since they have no rights to their own works of fiction anymore. I'm all for readers being able to read books for free once and only when the deceased author's copyright eventually ends. Still though, did Doyle ever think in a million years that his wonderful characters would be dragged through the mud of every pervy fanfiction that the sick internet geek can think of to create? Did Carroll ever suspect that Alice and the Hatter would become freakish clown-like goth caricatures in Tim Burton's CGI-infested films? Would Austen really want her writing to be sold as badly-formatted ebooks?

The sharing of this Public Domain content isn't really an issue. Stories are meant to be told, meant to echo onward forever. That's what makes them magical. That being said, in the Information Age, there's a real lack of respect towards the creators of this original content. If, when I've been dead for 70 years and I then no longer have the rights to my novels, somebody gets the bright idea of doing anything funny with any of those novels, my ghost is going to rise from the grave and do some serious ass-kicking.”
Rebecca McNutt

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“And then Harry Potter had launched in to a speech that was inspiring, yet vague. A speech to the effect that Fred and George and Lee had tremendous potential if they could just learn to be weirder. To make people's live surreal, instead of just surprising them with the equivalents of buckets of water propped above doors. (Fred and George had exchanged interested looks, they'd never thought of that one.) Harry Potter had invoked a picture of the prank they'd pulled on Neville - which, Harry had mentioned with some remorse, the Sorting Hat had chewed him out on - but which must have made Neville doubt his own sanity. For Neville it would have felt like being suddendly transported into an alternate universe. The same way everyone else had felt when they'd seen Snape apologize. That was the true power of pranking.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Britta Lundin
“Of course I know what she means. To make art in fandom is to follow your passion at the risk of never being taken seriously. I've written dozens of fics-put them together and you'd have several novels-but who knows what a college admissions officer will think of that as a pastime. Where does 12,000 Tumbler followers rate in relation to a spot in the National Honor Society in their minds? Every week I get anonymous messages in my inbox telling me I should write a real book. Well, haven't I already? What makes what I do different from "real writing"? Is it that I don't use original characters? I guess that makes every Hardy Boys edition, every Star Wars book, every spinoff, sequel, fairy-tale re-telling, historical romance, comic book reboot, and the music Hamilton "not real writing". Or is it that a real book is something printed, that you can hold in your hand, not something you write on the internet? Or is "real writing" something you sell in a store, not give away for free? No, I know it's none of these things. It's merely this: "real writing" is done by serious people, whereas fanfiction is written by weirdos, teenagers, degenerates, and women.”
Britta Lundin, Ship It

Anne Jamison
“Irritated fans produce fanfic like irritated oysters produce pearls.”
Anne Jamison, Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Without thinking about it at all, Harry stepped in front of Hermione.

There was an intake of breath from behind him, and then a moment later Hermione brushed past and stepped in front of him. "Run, Harry!" she said. "Boys shouldn't have to be in danger.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“But it is cute. It's such a boy thing to do.

Drop dead.

Aw, you say the most romantic things.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

“You wanna love me for the rest of your life?”
“Baby, I’m gonna love you for the rest of my life,” Harry says, pressing a quick, careful kiss to the corner of Louis’ mouth. “I just hope that you want to be loved by me for the rest of your life.”
whoknows, Indestructible

Jasper Fforde
“...being written by someone who might not quite understand the subconscious nuance of the character leaves us in varying degrees of flatness.”
Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

“I love you,” he says, still meeting Harry’s eyes, “and it took me a while to get here, but I think that maybe I’ve always loved you. But you wanna know the other thing that I know for sure? Besides the fact that I love you?”
(...)
“I’m always going to love you,” Louis says, tucking some of Harry’s hair behind his ear. “No matter what.”
whoknows, Indestructible

“So, Houston, we have a prophecy.”
Darija di Angelo

“I love you in my bed at night, and when I wake up, and I love hearing you sing, and I love telling you to stop bothering me, and I love walking to Van’s noodle house with you, and I love you – I love you, so promise you’ll be like the ocean and come back to me, even when they pull you away. Always come back to me.”
Standbyme, Twist and Shout

“I chose to make your wish come true because I saw through your heart, Yeol. I know how it feels to be so profoundly lonely. I know rejection, I know pain. I know what it’s like to be trapped in an immortal life without love. But you know, Chanyeol; that even if I was a star, I’d still love you.”
baeconandeggs, Animae Sine Amore Immortales

bellatuscana
“I love you Henry" whispered Queen Susan

She turned to the awed and frozen battle field.

"I love this man! I've always loved him! Help me before it's too late!"

"I'm sorry my pride got in the way of us. I should have told you the moment I saw you that I loved you" he said quietly.

"Henry? Do you remember who I am?"

His face grew silent and after the longest moment, he nodded and Queen Susan leaned in and gave him a kiss.

She started to cry and then everything went black.”
bellatuscana, Susan in Wonderland

Salman Rushdie
“...we often imagined, as we drove, a fictional universe in which Fitzgerald's and Wodehouse's creations might visit one another. Bertie Wooster and Jeeves might have intruded on the rarefied world of the Eggs, silly-ass Bertie stepping into sensible Nick Carraway's shoes, and Reginald Jeeves the fish-eating Spinoza-loving gentleman's gentleman and genius finding a way to give Jay Gatsby the happy-ever-after ending with Daisy Buchanan for which he so profoundly longed.”
Salman Rushdie, The Golden House

“I’ve missed you. I feel terrible when we’re apart. I’m so lonely, and I get so scared that you won’t think of me anymore someday, and I will be forgotten here. I only trust and believe in you. I live through you; and to be apart, I can’t stand this wretched feeling anymore.”
baeconandeggs, Animae Sine Amore Immortales

“I’m not leaving, if that’s what you’re worried about.”
“You’re...not?”
“It seems you wanted me here. I can’t go back when you need me.”
baeconandeggs, Animae Sine Amore Immortales

“...it is rather a shame that our paths only crossed under these circumstances. In another reality, you and I could have been travelers through all of space and time.”
-HaloFin17, Space and Time

“He ate a hot dog from a vendor cart for lunch and had a three course French meal for dinner. He rather preferred the hot dog.”
DisobedienceWriter, Time to Fix the Mistakes

bellatuscana
“The castle loomed over head. It was dark, built on top of a large hill, the clouds meeting up to nearly hide it in a foggy mist, swirling around it. Machined planes flew around it as to detect whether or not someone was climbing the walls. A dragon stood to the side of it, guarding the main stairs to the top. Around it was a river of blood floating with skeleton heads. The river went into a dark, pitch black tunnel where you could hear the sound of water dripping overhead. I could feel a pair of animal eyes watching me. This was terrifying, but if it was for Peter, I would have to continue”
bellatuscana, Prince of Dreams

bellatuscana
“I guess it had to do with dating. Every time I gave a new guy a chance, something fell apart. He usually found out how fucked up I was, or made an excuse not to commit. I was convinced after a while that there was no one left for me and that I would have to give up searching. Then I would dream of you.”
bellatuscana, Prince of Dreams

Michael  Grant
“You will have noticed that I didn’t give this story a pat conclusion, and that’s deliberate. Katherine (my wife and frequent coauthor, K. A. Applegate) and I were among the earliest authors to encounter fan fiction via the internet. We’ve embraced it from the start. And some part of me hopes that fanfic writers will carry this story forward. Don’t ask me what happens to these characters next, because I don’t know. Will Dekka find love, perhaps with Simone? Will Cruz and Armo? How will Sam and Astrid do in this terrifying extension of earlier trauma? Maybe you have some ideas. I built the sandbox; if you want to bring your pails and shovels and play in it, cool. It’s one of the best things about writing for young people: you are my collaborators in imagination. If I leave blanks it’s because I know you’ll fill them.”
Michael Grant, Hero

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