Nerds Quotes

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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

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

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
“If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry.”
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Junot Díaz
“Dude wore his nerdiness like a Jedi wore his light saber or a Lensman her lens. Couldn’t have passed for Normal if he’d wanted to.”
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

Colson Whitehead
“Turner had never met a kid like Elwood before. Sturdy was the word he returned to, even though the Tallahassee boy looked soft, conducted himself like a goody-goody, and had an irritating tendency to preach. Wore eyeglasses you wanted to grind underfoot like a butterfly. He talked like a white college boy, read books when he didn't have to, and mined them for uranium to power his own personal A-bomb. Still--sturdy.”
Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys

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

Philip K. Dick
“Diante dos seus olhos apareceu então a imagem minúscula e claramente iluminada de Adolf Hitler dirigindo-se ao servis lacaios que deviam constituir o Reichtag por finais dos anos 30. Der Führer estava então com o seu ar sarcástico, jovial e zombeteiro. Aquela cena famosa ― que todos os homens de Yancy conheciam de cor― era aquela em que Hitler respondia ao requerimento que lhe fora feito pelo presidente Roosevelt para que garantisse as fronteiras de uma boa dúzia de minúsculas nações europeias. Uma a uma Hitler enunciava as nações que constituíam tal lista, a voz ia num crescendo ao ler o nome de cada uma, e de cada vez, as marionetes articuladas exultavam com o crescendo de troça do seu líder. A emotividade de tudo aquilo ― der Führer, possesso de um divertimento titânico perante aquela lista tão absurda (mais tarde iria invadir, sistematicamente, quase todas as nações então referidas), os rugidos daqueles loucos… Joseph Adams escutava, observava, sentia ecoarem dentro de si esses berros, sentia um divertimento sarcástico em consonância com o de Hitler ― e ao mesmo tempo sentia um receio pura e simplesmente infantil de que aquela cena tivesse alguma vez ocorrido realmente. O que de fato acontecera. Aquele segmento, do primeiro episódio do documentário A, era ― por estranho que tal pudesse parecer, dada a sua natureza de tal modo demoníaca ― autêntico.”
Philip K. Dick, The Penultimate Truth

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