Geeks Quotes

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James Patterson
“SITTING TIGHT? Holing up? Waiting for answers?
Those are things I'm not good at.
Planning a massive attack against mechanical geeky-like things when i was already furious and itching to kill something?
Piece o'cake”
James Patterson, Max

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

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

Jim Butcher
“This is Waldo Butters, and his geek penis is longer and harder than any of ours put together.”
Jim Butcher, Turn Coat

Neal Stephenson
“We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds.”
Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

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

Garret Weyr, also Freymann-Weyr
“Geeky people often have. . . . a mind with its own heartbeat.”
Garret Freymann-Weyr
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Paul    Graham
“If you leave a bunch of eleven-year-olds to their own devices, what you get is Lord of the Flies. Like a lot of American kids, I read this book in school. Presumably it was not a coincidence. Presumably someone wanted to point out to us that we were savages, and that we had made ourselves a cruel and stupid world. This was too subtle for me. While the book seemed entirely believable, I didn't get the additional message. I wish they had just told us outright that we were savages and our world was stupid.”
Paul Graham

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

Alyson Noel
“But why didn't you just ask me?" I set down my fork and glare at her.
"Because you were sleeping," She says, taking a sip if Chardonnay.
"I was taking a nap, Mom. It wasn't intended to be some kind of Disney fairy-tale hundred-year snooze.”
Alyson Noel, Art Geeks and Prom Queens

Yamamoto Tsunetomo
“A man who can reason over trifles will become conceited, and will take pleasure in being described as 'odd'. He will start boasting that he was born with a personality that doesn't fit well with contemporary society, and be convinced that nobody else is above him. He will surely meet with divine retribution. Regardless of what abilities a man may possess, he will be of little use if rejected by others. People don't slight those who are eager to help and serve well, and who readily exhibit humility to their associates.”
Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Barack Obama
“Scientists and engineers ought to stand side by side with athletes and entertainers as role models.”
Barack Obama

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

Sam Maggs
“Anyone who shows up for a midnight opening-night screening of the latest, shiniest geek flick must be a diehard nerd. I mean, you'd have to be a killer-huge fan to wait in line for hours for the newest Star Wars or Marvel Universe film, right?”
Sam Maggs, The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

David M. Ewalt
“Every rule, every chart, every geeky statistic in a game book or module feeds into this impulse. All those details allow us to take apart existence, look at the individual parts, figure out how they work, and put them back together. Some people relieve stress by getting drunk or high and losing control; nerds find comfort by taking control and applying structure. Logic is like a warm blanket.”
David M. Ewalt, Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It

“The library in 2020 will be ruled by geeks. In my happy vision for the future, libraries are ruled by benign geek librarian overlords and the world is full of awesome.”
Sarah Houghton

Whitney Gardner
“I can curl my hair and paint my nails and wear my hand-sewn summer dresses. I can roll dice and design costumes for heroes and flip through comic books. All as myself. Finally.”
Whitney Gardner, Chaotic Good

Leah Rae Miller
“No gaming outside of the venue without a sanctioned game master.”
Leah Rae Miller, The Summer I Became a Nerd

“Human Stupidity , that's why Hackers always win.”
Med Amine Khelifi

Nipun Varma
“Geeks are like male lions, they don't like the presence of another one in the vicinity.”
Nipun Varma, Adventures of an Indian Techie

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

S.R. Thomas
“Jeremy watches the intergeek distances increase, the outward expansion of geeks, from the central point where they were all clustered just now, out into the dark unknown, like a slow-motion geek explosion. Like the Big Bang of geekdom.”
S.R. Thomas, Geeks Beyond Time

Maureen F. McHugh
“One of her secret fantasies had been that, as a girl who could code, she would work in the one place where a geeky fat girl could get dates. It had not been entirely untrue. But as someone had pointed out to her in school, although the odds are good, the goods are odd.”
Maureen F. McHugh, After the Apocalypse

Danika Stone
“She stared, wide eyed as glass-walled elevators shot up fifty-two floors like pods in a launch tube. Everything - from the glaringly bright carpet swirling with psychedelic lines; to the hotel's open ceiling ringed by storey after storey of balconies, the distant roof so high it made her head spin; to the people decked out in cosplay - was torn from a science fiction novel. It seemed Liv had spent the last eighteen years in search of her people, and in one sudden explosion of fate, they'd all been brought together in this place in time. Her eyes filled with tears as a sudden awareness filled her.
They were all nerds.”
Danika Stone, All the Feels

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

Atom Yang
“Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to eighty-eight,” I quoted as I slid into the passenger seat.

“‘Roads?’” he replied in an excellent impression of Christopher Lloyd’s eccentric scientist. “‘Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!’”

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

“You are a weird-type person. Because only weird-type people sit in kitchens and basements and places all hours of the night, soldering things to boards to make machines go flickety-flock.”
Les Solomon

“. . . there is a societal benefit to tolerating, perhaps even nurturing . . . the crazy ones—the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes.”
Phil Lapsley

Paul Feig
“My feeling was that there are no victories when you're a geek. Actually, I take that back. There is a victory: you still have your friends, and you've gotten through the experience alive. That's the biggest victory you can have in high school.”
Paul Feig

Jean Baudrillard
“Every year, I verify here, alongside the intelligence of the mineral world and the animal kingdom, the proportional stupidity of the human race - the deculturated peasants and acculturated tourists, arrogant adults and children with their pretentious technical gadgetry and senseless chatter. All the other species are more docile and spiritual in their silence than this one.”
Jean Baudrillard, Fragments

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