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By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

If your social consciousness seems stuck in 1975, 2014 is gonna be a rough ride.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Scalzi

The problem with aging is not that it's one damn thing after another—it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

Here's a quick rule of thumb: Don't annoy science fiction writers. These are people who destroy entire planets before lunch. Think of what they'll do to you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Scalzi

When you're a kid all you want to do is be somewhere else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Scalzi

Sooner or later the Narrative will come for each of us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Scalzi

After our negotiations were completed, the dome would be imploded and launched toward the nearest black hole, so that none of its atoms would ever contaminate this particular universe again. I thought that last part was overkill.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Scalzi

How many people volunteer for an army and then claim conscientious objector status?

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Scalzi

You say ‘cure.’ I hear ‘you’re not human enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

GamerGate is about harassing, threatening and silencing women. Started that way, has been that way all along. Dont pretend otherwise.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Scalzi

Sani's family lived in a well-kept double-wide in an otherwise less-than-spiff trailer park outside of Sawmill.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Scalzi

Now, you may think that this is some sort of generalized hatred that I will carry for the lot of you. Let me assure you that this is not the case. Each of you will fail, but you will fail in your own unique way, and therefore I will dislike each of you on an individual basis.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Scalzi

Well, I miss my wife, you know," I said. "But I also miss the feeling of, I don’t know, comfort. The sense you’re where you’re supposed to be, with someone you’re supposed to be with.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Scalzi

Colonization is the key to our race’s survival. It’s as simple as that. We must colonize or be closed off and contained by other races.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Scalzi

I do not mind when you tell me what you want and put that first instead of last.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Scalzi

I think back to the day I stood before my wife's grave for the final time, and turned away from it without regret, because I knew that what she was was not contained in that hole in the ground. I entered a new life and found her again, in a woman who was entirely her own person. When this life is done, I'll turn away from it without regret as well, because I know she waits for me, in another, different life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Scalzi

The more I want a book to be done, the faster I type because I just want to get it out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

As a reader, I have a very short attention span and a low tolerance for boredom, and I find that comes in handy with my writing. If I get bored writing something, I pity the people who will then try to read it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I do think people of good will can have different opinions but still be coming not from a place of malice.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Scalzi

Virtue signaling' is a phrase the dim and bigoted use when they want to discount other people expressing the idea that it would be nice if we could all be essentially and fundamentally decent to each other.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Scalzi

It's about the limitations of travel and communication. We don't live in a science fiction universe, Mr. Daquin. We can't just zap messages instantaneously from one part of space to another.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife's grave. Then I joined the army.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Scalzi

Simply put, she was the one who had to put up with me. That she did so with love and patience and encouragement instead of strangling me, throwing my remains into a wood chipper, and then pretending she had never been married to me at all is a testament to the fact that she is, in fact, the single best person I know.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Scalzi

Trust your weapon, it is almost certainly smarter than you are. Remember this and you may yet live.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Scalzi

Rich people show their appreciation through favors. When everyone you know has more money than they know what to do with, money stops being a useful transactional tool. So instead you offer favors. Deals. Quid pro quos. Things that involve personal involvement rather than money. Because when you're that rich, your personal time is your limiting factor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I don't care whether I really exist or don't, whether I'm real or fictional. What I want right now is to be the person who decides my own fate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I grew up in southern California in the 80s. Yes, I am a walking cliche.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Scalzi

Destiny gets compressed, you know, into just that small fraction of a second you have right in front of you at any one time. And there’s nothing romantic about keeping your head down to avoid getting shot, or trying to save a friend who’s been injured, or coming face to face with a creature who is as smart and mean and as terrified of dying as you are, and who wants to make sure that if someone is left on the ground there, it’s you and not it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Scalzi

Yes, he's an equal opportunity asshole," Szilard said. "And he's aware of it, which he thinks means it's okay.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Scalzi

The universe is a big place. Maybe we're not in the best neighborhood.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Scalzi

Your president only speaks for Americans. American movies speak for your world. Who hasn't seen Wizard of Oz? Or Jaws? Or Star Wars? We've seen them, and we're not even from this planet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Scalzi

The Scooby gang doesn't travel because they are looking for crimes to solve. They travel because they're one step ahead of the deprogrammers. Somehow, Fred's got them all snookered. It probably has something to do with the Scooby Snacks.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Scalzi

The idea of spending another six hours with Leon and his farts was more than I could take.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Scalzi

Making people change because you can’t deal with who they are isn’t how it’s supposed to be done. What needs to be done is for people to pull their heads out of their asses. You say ‘cure.’ I hear ‘you’re not human enough.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Scalzi

The failure mode of clever is “asshole.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

If you want me to treat your ideas with more respect, get some better ideas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

Fear is a scavenger who feeds on the future; on what may be and what is possible, extending down the line of our lives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

Fear sits and smiles and is predatory, immobile and silent and serene; an observer who conserves his energy and is content to wait.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Scalzi

For as much as I hate the cemetery, I’ve been grateful it’s here, too. I miss my wife. It’s easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she’s never been anything but dead, than to miss her in all the places where she was alive.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Scalzi

Making peace is often a simple thing, but simple isn’t the same thing as easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

In other words, crew deaths are a feature, not a bug," Cassaway said, dryly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Scalzi

Libertarians secretly worried that ultimately someone will figure out the whole of their political philosophy boils down to “Get Off My Property.” News flash: This is not really a big secret to the rest of us.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Scalzi

I can't believe you just quoted a Steve Miller tune to the leader of an alien race," Van Doren, standing next to me, muttered under his breath. "Shut up," I muttered back. "It worked.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Scalzi

The rest of the rebels were recruited from the ranks of the young and excitable and had rather more enthusiasm than skill.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Scalzi

It's easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she's never been anything but dead, than to miss her at all the places where she was alive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I know a little bit about deaf culture because a friend of mine has been in the deaf culture for awhile. Over the course of 25 years, she and I have talked about many of the issues and concerns for deaf people and deaf culture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

Christianity is a fine religion and I wish more Christians practiced it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I both love and am terrified by Greg Van Eekhout's vision of Los Angeles. I already want to go back.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

Do what you need to do and enjoy life as it happens.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Scalzi

I can describe to you the taste of government cheese.