Geek Quotes

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John Green
“Just move to the Internet, its great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome.”
John Green

Jeff Sampson
“My idea of a fun night was diving into a massive pile of To Be Read pile of books stacked near my dresser... I was the girl who loved everything geeky.”
Jeff Sampson, Vesper

“Nerd. Geek. Used to be if you self-identified that way, you'd get thrown into a locker and never have sex. Or worse, whatever that is. But to me and more and more people I know, being a nerd or a geek means having passion, power, intelligence. Being a nerd just means there is something in the world that you care deeply about—be it twelve-sided dice, a favorite sports team, your new laptop or Night Rider.”
Olivia Munn, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek
tags: geek, nerd

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

Charles Stross
“Like the famous mad philosopher said, when you stare into the void, the void stares also; but if you cast into the void, you get a type conversion error. (Which just goes to show Nietzsche wasn't a C++ programmer.)”
Charles Stross, Overtime

Vivian Vande Velde
“She sighed. Loudly. "Physical appearance is not what is important."
Yeah right. Tell that to any girl who hasn't bothered to put on a presentable shirt or fix her hair because she's only running into the grocery store to get a quart of milk for her grandmother, and who does she see tending the 7-ITEMS-OR-LESS cash register but the guy of her dreams, except she can't even say hi—much less try to develop a meaningful relationship—since she looks like the poster child for the terminally geeky.”
Vivian Vande Velde, Heir Apparent

Samantha Young
"Mom, Arnie Welsh keeps calling me a geek. He says it like it's a bad thing. Is being a geek a bad thing?"

"Of course not, Soda Pop. And don't listen to labels. They don't matter."

"What are labels?"

"It's an imaginery sticker people slap on you with the word they think you are written on it. It doesn't matter who they think you are. It matters who you think you are."

"I think I might be a geek."

She laughed. "Then you be a geek. Just be whatever makes you happy, Soda Pop, and I'll be happy too.

Samantha Young, Before Jamaica Lane

Kristin Hannah
“So now books were her only friends. She'd read Lord of the Rings so often she could recite whole scenes by memory.

It was not a skill that aided one in becoming popular.”
Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane

Christopher Moore
“Wet towel under the door,' said Barry. 'It's what you do when you're smoking weed in a hotel and you don't want everyone calling security. You're always supposed to have a towel. I read about it in a guide for hitchhiking through the galaxy.”
Christopher Moore, Bite Me

Charity Tahmaseb
“Genius or jock, it didn't seem to matter. Boys were born with a gene that kept girls, no matter how smart they might be, from understanding them.”
Charity Tahmaseb, The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading

Benjamin Nugent
“I will take a serious approach to a subject usually treated lightly, which is a nerdy thing to do.”
Benjamin Nugent, American Nerd: The Story of My People

Christy Leigh Stewart
“Ambition is a funny thing. It’s like being a Trekkie in that if you admit to it, those around you are mock supportive of your confidence but are quick to call you a loser behind your back.

Or maybe that’s the opposite of being a Trekkie.”
Christy Leigh Stewart

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

Rick Riordan
“Carter got jeans, boots, and a T-shirt that read Property of Alexandria University in English and Arabic. Clearly, even personal shoppers had him pegged as a complete geek.”
Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire

Stephen H. Segal
“Luckily, growing up "unfinished" can make geeks the very best people to guide and nurture the next generation of outsiders: We know you don't have to be finished to be awesome.”
Stephen H. Segal, Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

Charles Stross
“Bob loses saving throw vs. shiny with a penalty of -5. Bob takes 2d8 damage to the credit card.”
Charles Stross, The Fuller Memorandum

“Geeks like to make things. Indeed, the drive to create is an intrinsic geeky quality (right up there with loving genre fiction and drinking too much Mountain Dew). And while many geeks may not think of themselves as creative in an artistic sense, most geeky pursuits--from rolling up a new D&D character to assembling the LEGO Star Wars Death Star kit (you know, the one with all the cool minifigures)--are acts of creation.”
Ken Denmead

“We can arrange class time with, um, minimum interaction."

That's perfect. The part where the interacting is all minimum-y," Montgomery said eagerly.

That was almost a Buffyism," Mica pointed out to Ellen.

Almost," Ellen admitted grudgingly.”
Tracy Lynn, Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Stephen H. Segal
“Why do women love The Princess Bride so much? Here's a thought: because its hero, Westley, is able to simultaneously fill the roles of dashing romantic adventurer and seriously devoted (maybe even borderline henpecked) fiance.”
Stephen H. Segal, Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture
tags: geek

Keith R.A. DeCandido
“Age of the geek, baby!”
Keith R.A. DeCandido, The Zoo Job

Lee Goldberg
“All Julie has to do is explain to her friends that she's using it to individually seal each item that she throws out."
"Then they'd think she was a geek," I said.
"She will thank me later," Monk said.
"Why would she thank you for being considered a geek?"
"Don't you know anything about teenage life?" Monk said. "It's a badge of respect."
"It is?"
"I was one," he said.
"You don't say."
"A very special one. I was crowned King of the Geeks, not once, but every single year of high school," Monk said. "It's a record that remains unbroken in my school to this day."
"Were there a lot of students who wanted to be King of the Geeks?"
"It's like being homecoming king, only better. You don't have to go to any dances," Monk said. "You aren't even invited.”
Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

Charity Tahmaseb
“Uh-oh," Moni sang, and nodded her head in Chantal's direction. "I think someone's a wee bit upset with us." She turned and walked a few steps backward.
"Careful," I said. "We're not out of range."
"Have no fear, Super Brain is here." Moni whipped out her calculator, holding it up like a shield.
"What are you going to do, daze her with denominators?"
"Maybe. But first I'm going to pummel her with my Pythagorean theorem.”
Charity Tahmaseb, The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... there was one new metallic monstrosity stacked in one corner that she hadn’t seen the last time she was a visitor to his strange chamber, it appeared to be a mass of hard drives all fused together, but they looked too sophisticated to be merely hard drives.
“What on earth is that?”
“That’s my Kung Fu,” he said proudly, patting the top of the futuristic-looking stack.
“Is that what you wanted to show me?”
“No, but it’s impressive, isn’t it?”
“If you say so.”
Steves sighed and shook his head, so few people could appreciate the intellectual complexity of an almost untraceable hacking device.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Michael R. Underwood
“Rhiannon Anna Maria Reyes, (Strength 10, Dexterity 14, Stamina 12, Will 17, IQ 16 and Charisma 15 -- Geek 7 / Barista 3 / Screenwriter 2 / Gamer Girl 2) was Bryan’s secret weapon. Rhiannon (known to practically everyone as “Ree”) kept the café in fabulous baked goods, talked authoritatively about subjects from Aliens to Zork, and drew the attentions of countless lovelorn geeks.”
Michael R. Underwood, Geekomancy

Michael R. Underwood
“The room continued to spin though she was standing still, but her ears were hot. She felt like she'd just slammed three doubles of tequila and needed a fistfight chaser.”
Michael R. Underwood, Geekomancy

Michael R. Underwood
“Dear Lynda Carter, Please be with me in my hour of need. Especially if I don't have to twirl around to get my powers.”
Michael R. Underwood , Geekomancy

S.R. Thomas
“It can’t be prevented forever. It’s destiny. It’s inevitable. The geek apocalypse is coming.”
S.R. Thomas, Geeks Beyond Time

Simon Pegg
“Star Wars was released in the UK in December 1977 and it's fair to say, like the peaceful planet of Alderaan, I was totally blown away.”
Simon Pegg, Nerd Do Well

Katherine McIntyre
“I’m not one for keeping people in closets,” Roxie responded. “In case you weren’t able to tell by the lesbian about me.”
Katherine McIntyre, Strength Check

Katherine McIntyre
“Mel shook her head. “I mean, we could have a ‘whose friends hate them more’ competition, or you could explain to me what a DM is when you’re not sliding into someone’s?”
Katherine McIntyre, Strength Check

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