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By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn't know how to connect with the people there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I think it's a bit silly to brand the Internet as the 'downfall of youth.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I noticed in the late 1990s that my friends and I were already nostalgic for the 1980s, and by the turn of the century, VH1's 'I Love the '80s' gave all of us an accelerated nostalgia for our generation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

As far as my house, I have a ton of video games and three or four old consoles.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

...now that everyone could vote from home, via the OASIS, the only people who could get elected were movie stars, reality TV personalities, or radical televangelists.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

My favorite video game of all time is called 'Black Tiger'. It's a Capcom Dungeons and Dragons game from 1987. I have the actual arcade version sitting in my office.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I've never really collected anything other than old Atari cartridges. I only had, like, 12 Atari games as a kid, so at some point in my 20s I decided I was going to own all of them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

The clans began to bombard the outer force field with rockets, missiles, nukes, and harsh language.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

Steven Spielberg making a Ready Player One movie is going to change the course of human history as pertains to how quickly virtual reality is adopted. He's going to shows the whole world the potential of VR, which is one of the reasons I think he's doing it. Once you have to compose for 360 degrees, and a movie is different every time you watch it depending on where you choose to look, it's like the dawn of a new era.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

E avevo OASIS. La mia vita non era poi così male. O almeno è quello che continuavo a ripetermi, nel vano tentativo di alleviare la solitudine in cui mi ero trovato a vivere.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ernest Cline

My father looked as if I'd just gutted him - but it was mingled with a twisted sense of satisfaction. It felt good to hurt his feelings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I've been invited to speak at about 20 colleges. There's always this moment when I'm having dinner with the college president: 'Ernie, where'd you go to school?'

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

Few young men know the Oedipal torment of growing up with an insanely hot, perpetually single mom.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ernest Cline

We told each other what movies we were currently watching and what books we were reading.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ernest Cline

You don’t live in the real world, Z. From what you've told me, I don’t think you ever have. You're like me. You live inside this illusion." She motioned to our virtual surroundings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ernest Cline

Anonymity was one of the major perks of the OASIS.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I was one of the boys who made passes at girls who wore glasses. Any girl who was smarter than me - that was a huge turn-on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I feel like I was hit by all of geek culture at once while I was growing up in the '70s and '80s. Saturday morning cartoons like 'Star Blazers' and 'Robotech.' Live action Japanese shows like 'Ultraman' and 'The Space Giants.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

For one quarter, Black Tiger lets me escape from my rotten existence for three glorious hours. Pretty good deal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

Cops pull me over just to get a better look. They never give me a ticket, even if I'm speeding, but they will ask to take pictures.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

I could barely believe myself. IOI had actually tried to kill me. To prevent me from winning a videogame contest. It was insane.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

Everybody uses pop culture as a shorthand. You might make an obscure reference to Monty Python or Iron Eagle that only some people will get, but if they do it conveys a world of meaning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I was obsessed. I wouldn't quit. My grades suffered. I didn't care.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I have to avoid things like 'World of Warcraft' or 'Minecraft', otherwise I'd never get any work done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I was just starting out, trying to become a screenwriter, and I became the Austin slam champion three times. For a nerdy, kind of a socially awkward guy, that did wonders for my self esteem.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I've retroactively made all that wasted time rotting my brain into research. It makes me a hypocrite when I try to tell my own daughter, "I don't know, I think we've played a little too much Mario.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I'm incredibly nostalgic for the '80s, because I think that's when Geek Culture really kicked in to high gear.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ernest Cline

... you only know what I want you to know, you only see what I want you to see."... Wade: " I don't care! I am in love with your mind, with the person you are. I couldn't care about the packaging.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ernest Cline

Mr. Morrow, IOI owns this network..." "Of course they do!" Morrow shouted gleefully. 'The own practically everything! Including you, pretty boy! I mean did they tattoo a UPC code on your ass when they hired you to sit there and spout their corporate propaganda?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ernest Cline

Allí, en el interior de aquel universo bidimensional del juego, la vida era muy simple: 'Eres tu contra la maquina. Muévete con la mano izquierda, dispara con la derecha e intenta seguir vivo todo el tiempo que puedas'.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ernest Cline

Shit!" I heard Diehl shout over the comm. "I just lost my gorram shields because I'm already out of frakkin' power!" "Dude," Cruz said. "You shouldn't mix swears from different universes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

If I was feeling depressed or frustrated about my lot in life, all I had to do was tap the Player One button, and my worries would instantly slip away as my mind focused itself on the relentless pixelated onslaught on the screen in front of me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ernest Cline

Video games paid for my house. What am I saying? Go ahead and keep playing!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I notice when I'm at a party where I don't know anybody - even if I have nothing in common with somebody - we can still talk because we were raised by the same TV and cartoons and movies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

In the far reaches of the world, under a lost and lonely hill, lies the TOMB OF HORRORS. This labyrinthine crypt is filled with terrible traps, strange and ferocious monsters, rich and magical treasures, and somewhere within rests the evil DemiLich.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

I couldn't make myself be cautious around her. A little voice in my head kept trying to tell me that every word she said could be disinformation and that she might be playing me for a fool. But I didn't believe it. I trusted her, even though I had every reason not to.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

It suddenly occurred to me just how absurd this scene was: a guy wearing a suit of armor, standing next to an undead king, both hunched over the controls of a classic arcade game. It was the sort of surreal image you'd expect to see on the cover of an old issue of Heavy Metal or Dragon magazine.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

Era el nacimiento de una nueva era, una era en la que casi toda la humanidad pasaba la mayor parte de su tiempo libre dentro de un videojuego.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

It's chick flick disguised as a sword-and-sorcery picture. The only genre film with less balls is probably... freakin' Legend. Anyone who actually enjoys Ladyhawke is a bona fide USDA-choice pussy!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I've heard Stephen King say that when you write a novel you end up revealing everything about yourself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

He died when he was only nineteen years old. I was still a baby at the time, so I didn't remember him. Growing up, I'd always told myself that was lucky. Because you can't miss someone you don't remember. But the truth was, I did miss him.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ernest Cline

My father looked as if I’d just gutted him, and I felt a pang of regret—but it was mingled with a twisted sense of satisfaction. It felt good to hurt his feelings—it was payback for the way his choices had irrevocably damaged my own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

Everybody uses pop culture as a shorthand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I was a painfully shy, awkward kid, with low self-esteem and almost no social skills. Online, I didn't have a problem talking to people or making friends. But in the real world. interacting with other people - especially kids my own age - made me a nervous wreck. I never knew how to act or what to say, and when I did work up the courage to speak, I always seemed to say the wrong thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

My characters are all kind of geek archetypes of people I've encountered at gaming and comic book conventions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ernest Cline

I was 7 years old when the '80s began and 17 years old when they ended, so it was an incredibly formative decade for me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

Continue your quest by taking the test. Yes, but what test? What test was I supposed to take? The Kobayashi Maru? The Pepsi Challenge? Could the clue have been any more vague?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Cline

I don't know, maybe your experience differed from mine. For me, growing up as a human being on the planet Earth in the twenty-first century was a real kick in the teeth. Existentially speaking

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Cline

I’d designed my avatar’s face and body to look, more or less, like my own. My avatar had a slightly smaller nose than me, and he was taller. And thinner. And more muscular. And he didn’t have any teenage acne. But aside from these minor details, we looked more or less identical.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ernest Cline

That story you heard? About how we were all created by a super-powerful dude named God who lives up in the sky? Total bullshit. The whole God thing is actually an ancient fairy tale that people have been telling one another for thousands of years. We made it all up. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Oh, and by the way... there's no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny. Also bullshit. Sorry, kid. Deal with it.