„Call me a nerd if you like, but I do find it hard to leave home without my laptop and a good book.“
— Megan Fox American actress 1986
Megan Fox: 'Biggest Nerd', likes comic books, men over girlfriends http://www.news.com.au/news/foxy-megan-biggest-nerd/story-fna7dq6e-1111117553949, 23 September 2008 <!-- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/24/megan-fox-claims-she-was-never-the-pretty-girl_n_1299092.html -->
„I'm not good enough to do something I dislike. In fact, I find it hard enough to do something that I like.“
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
Context: Never do anything that bores you. My experience in science is that someone is always telling to do something that leaves you flat. Bad idea. I'm not good enough to do something I dislike. In fact, I find it hard enough to do something that I like. … Constantly exposing your ideas to informed criticism is very important, and I would venture to say that one reason both of our chief competitors failed to reach the Double Helix before us was that each was effectively very isolated.
„I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!“
— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Context: Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe; I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul! Heathcliff (Ch. XVI).
„Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books?“
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
Context: Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not Always spoken the truth in my books? And now You treat me like a liar! I order you: Burn me! Those who lead the country into the abyss Call ruling too difficult For ordinary men. Ah, what an age it is When to speak of trees is almost a crime For it is a kind of silence about injustice! A response to the Nazi book burnings, in "To Posterity" (1939) as translated by H. R. Hays (1947)
„I mean Hank, the movie was great, but the thirty minutes before the movie started was what I love about being a nerd. Because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don't have to be like, 'Oh yeah that purse is okay' or like, 'Yeah, I like that band's early stuff.' Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself-love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'.“
— John Green (author) American author and vlogger 1977
Harry Potter Nerds Win at Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMweXVWB918
„Nerds do not think they are better than you. Nerds are better than you, in their particular fields, unless you happen to be an even more devoted nerd.“
— Laura Penny Canadian journalist 1975
Chapter One, Don't Need No Edjumacation, p. 12
„"Hang on a second—you already have my old laptop. Why do you want my new drives so badly?"
"Because my contract says I have to write a book, and it's much easier just to steal your life than to make something up."“
— Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961
„I’m looking for a hard-headed woman,
One who will make me do my best,
And if I find my hard-headed woman,
I know the rest of my life will be blessed“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
Hard Headed Woman
— Samuel Garth British writer 1661 - 1719
Claremont, line 148, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "And learn the luxury of doing good", Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller, line 22; George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall, book iii; "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces", William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act i. Sc. 2.
„I have to work hard to not look like a nerd all the time. My friends are the only people I know that don't care about my image. I need to have people who treat me just as Josh, not as Josh the singer.“
— Josh Groban American musician and actor 1981
Bangkok Post-Outlook, 8/27/02
— Loreena McKennitt Canadian musician and composer 1957
„My grandfather Raangipi taught me the stars, but I didn't write it down like you are doing. I kept everything in my head. This is called paafu.“
— Mau Piailug Micronesian navigator from the Carolinian island of Satawal and a teacher of traditional, non-instrument wayfinding m... 1932 - 2010
The Last Navigator (1987)
„I have always wanted to play different kinds of stuff, but it's hard, first to find good material, and then to change people's perception of you so they'll let you do it. I mean, I would really like to play a poet, but once they get this notion of you as a street guy, it's hard to change that.“
— Matt Dillon American actor 1964
Terry Lawson (October 1, 1995) "Matter of Maturation? - Actor Swapping Rebellion for Responsibility in Recent Roles", Dayton Daily News, p. 1C.