Fanfiction Quotes

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

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

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
“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

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

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

J.C. Lillis
“Well, who doesn't love a good mpreg?"
"A what?"
"Sim gets man-pregnant? Gives birth to twins during a tornado?"
"I'll pretend I never heard that."
"Here, I'll read you the wedding one -"
J.C. Lillis, How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

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

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

You don't know what it's like. To wake up and see her there.
But I do.
Onyx_and_Elm, Breath Mints / Battle Scars

“Here he is, the epitome of self-improvement, like I knew a more primitive and lesser form of him. He wasn't a full person then, but now he is complete. Not completed by me, not at all. He's making damn sure I don't accidentally think that. And he smiles at me, the way you'd smile at a stranger, or at someone you know you're never going to see again, awkward but comforting like the encounter was not as unpleasant as it could have been. I want to snatch a hold of his shoulders and ask if he's fucking kidding me. If he's done. Because it seems to me like he is, but he's not allowed to be if I'm not.”
Anna Green, Wolves vs. Hearts

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

“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

“You think, out of a room of hundreds, I'd choose you?"
"I'd choose you."
"Because, let me tell you, I fucking wou-" Draco's words stop as though he's been magically silenced.
"You what?" He asks quietly. Barely a murmur.”
Onyx_and_Elm, Breath Mints / Battle Scars

“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

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

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

“Before the boy who lived, there was another story. One of a monster inside of a man. One of a hero inside of a child. One of a traitor inside of a friend. And one of an angel inside of a demon.”
Mordred, Forever Alive

“That is for the person who told me she'd pick me out of a room of hundreds. If she ever decides to mean it.”
Onyx_and_Elm, Breath Mints / Battle Scars

“What’s the difference, really, between Malfoy and heroin? What are they but two shipwrecks, entangled by the same tide? How fucking poetic. He and I are paint splattered all over the place and we’re staining everything and maybe we absolutely don’t go together, but to me — to me we’re a fucking Jackson Pollock.”
Onyx_and_Elm, Breath Mints / Battle Scars

“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

“This chapter portrays United States politicians in their natural habitat. Reader discretion is advised. No claims are made that the portrayal of any named Senators is accurate; any similarity with actual Senators, sitting or former, is purely coincidental... not to mention really weird.”
TimeCloneMike, Ebott's Wake

“So that's it?" Hermione frowned. "It's just because you're bored?"

He rolled his eyes. "If you want flowers, I'll fuck you in the greenhouse.”
ikorous, On the Nature of Daylight

“I am glad you grew old," he said in a low voice. "Whatever the reason, I am glad one of us did. Still, I find I hate that you grew old without me. Would you laugh at my grey beard, I wonder? Would we barricade ourselves against each winter, wrapping ourselves in your quilts and complaining about our bones? Would we grow more alike as time passed; my mannerisms becoming yours, your words becoming mine?”
determamfidd, Sansûkh

“I need to know where my clothes are, especially my pants. Fate of the world or not, I refuse to fight anybody in a backless hospital gown. It's against my religion.”

“...your paperwork said your religious affiliation was Jedi.”

“You ever seen somebody fight bare-assed in Star Wars? Actually don't answer that. I haven't seen all of the prequel trilogy yet.”
TimeCloneMike, Ebott's Wake

“Thousands of years of waiting, and we're finally free. When the history books include this part, I don't want there to be a p-paragraph saying that monsters still had to stay in the Underground because Dr. Alphys was hung over.”

“okay, that sounds bad, but consider this; everyone would remember your name when it came up on a quiz.”
TimeCloneMike, Terra Incognita

“The thing is, preaching apologies becomes like the repetitive tick of a clock after so long. It dissolves into purposeless background noise. The faith of them wanes with every new confession. [He] may plate the phrase 'I'm sorry' in gold when it comes to hearing it from you, but when is he going to realize--after five years of spouting such an expression of regret--that, to you, actions are worth diamonds and clemency? That words said more than once reduce their worth, like a coin losing its shine with every new touch?”
Tessa Vankoya

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