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Warning stickers on books would be a nightmare.
tags: book
— Scott Westerfeld
I moved to New York when I was 21 or 22 as a graduate fellow.
— Scott Westerfeld
When I finish a first draft, I often look back at first chapters I wrote and laugh at them. They're like pictures of yourself in middle school. You're embarrassed to see them.
tags: school
— Scott Westerfeld
I found a great book called 'Slang Through the Ages' by Jonathon Green. It's basically a thesaurus of historical slang, and had lots of great old uses.
tags: age book historical
— Scott Westerfeld
Ninety percent of the research comes first. I mostly blunder around reading stuff and talking to smart people until an idea batters or oozes its way through to my narrative brain.
tags: smart people brain reading ideas research
— Scott Westerfeld
I think any List of Best X creates arguments and people saying 'You listed that rubbish?' That's what lists like this are for.
tags: people saying
— Scott Westerfeld
I have no problem with commenters stating strong opinions, except for my usual annoyance with people who don't agree with me.
tags: people problem strong opinion
— Scott Westerfeld
The difference between being a part-time writer and a full-time writer is like the difference between dating someone and living with them. Some of the romance is gone, but you learn things you'd never know just by dating.
tags: living gone learn romance dating
— Scott Westerfeld
Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos.
tags: chaos noble
— Scott Westerfeld
As a bio major, I figured "free will" meant chemicals in your brain telling you what to do, the molecules bouncing around in a way that felt like choosing but was actually the dance of little gears-neurons and hormones bubbling up into decisions like clockwork. You don't use your body; it uses you.
tags: decision brain dance
— Scott Westerfeld
Never give us what we really want. Cut the dream into pieces and scatter them like ashes. Dole out the empty promises. Package our aspirations and sell them to us, cheaply made enough to fall apart.
tags: dreams sell
— Scott Westerfeld
I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.
tags: truth lies
— Scott Westerfeld
Why are you still wearing...?" Aya began. "Oh, that's not smart plastic? You're really an ugly?" David rolled his eyes and Shay said quietly, "David's never had any surge at all. But I wouldn't use the word ugly...Tally might eat you.
tags: smart eyes
— Scott Westerfeld
Sometimes you can't choose what you love.
— Scott Westerfeld
Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.
tags: nature beautiful
— Scott Westerfeld
We don't always get to choose what we love.
— Scott Westerfeld
A little drama wins more friends than boring.
tags: friends drama
— Scott Westerfeld
The Internet is global and seemingly omniscient, while iPods and phones are all microscopic workings encased in plastic blobjects. Compare that to a steam engine, where you can watch the pistons move and feel the heat of its boilers. I think we miss that visceral appeal of the machine.
tags: internet machine
— Scott Westerfeld
She looked at David closely, and the feeling was still there. She could see that his forehead was too high, that a small scar cut a white stroke through his eyebrow. And his smile was pretty crooked, really. But it was as if something had changed inside Tally's head, something that had turned his face pretty to her.
tags: smile
— Scott Westerfeld
you dont see me, now you do, but only if i want you to
— Scott Westerfeld
Fuzzy Tally is no more.
— Scott Westerfeld
It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.
tags: nature human
— Scott Westerfeld
I kissed him once," she whispered. "Well done. What did he do?" "Um..." Deryn sighed. "He woke up.
— Scott Westerfeld
The lie took form as she spoke, pulling on as many strands of truth as it could reach.
tags: truth lies
— Scott Westerfeld
Maybe that was the price of loving someone: You lost your grasp of where they ended and you began.
tags: lost loving
— Scott Westerfeld
The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.
tags: heart human hatred
— Scott Westerfeld
The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.
tags: beautiful flowers
— Scott Westerfeld
I'd watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal - against normal, not beside it. Locks didn't cure; they strangled.
tags: people mental paranormal
— Scott Westerfeld
What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.
tags: beautiful
— Scott Westerfeld
Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates.
tags: past
— Scott Westerfeld
Emperors are vain and useless things.
— Scott Westerfeld
All that glitters is not hovery.
— Scott Westerfeld
Typographical laziness was slowly destroying our culture, according to Lexa and her pals. Inexactitude was death.
tags: death culture
— Scott Westerfeld
The world needed more fireworks- especially now that there was going to be a shortage of beautiful, useless things.
tags: world beautiful
— Scott Westerfeld
Cure for writer's block: blow something up(in the story)
— Scott Westerfeld
I go where the lizards tell me.
— Scott Westerfeld
Wow," came a familiar voice, "Hypochondriac killed the cat." -Dess
— Scott Westerfeld
Apparently textbooks were an endangered species here in Bixby, Oklahoma.
— Scott Westerfeld
Maybe kissing is sort of like nature's coffee. -Jonathan
tags: nature kissing
— Scott Westerfeld
Let me get this stright, Aya-Chan. You want me, a person who can't lie, to lie about the fact that I can't lie?" -Frizz mizuno
tags: people lies facts
— Scott Westerfeld
scott westerfeld
Birth    : May 5, 1963
Occupation  : Writer