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    Warning stickers on books would be a nightmare.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: book 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: school 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: age  book  historical 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: people  saying 
     
    I have no problem with commenters stating strong opinions, except for my usual annoyance with people who don't agree with me.
    — 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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: living  gone  learn  romance  dating 
     
    Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: chaos  noble 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: decision  brain  dance 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: dreams  sell 
     
    I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: smart  eyes 
     
    Sometimes you can't choose what you love.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: nature  beautiful 
     
    We don't always get to choose what we love.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    A little drama wins more friends than boring.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: friends  drama 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: internet  machine 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: smile 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: nature  human 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    Maybe that was the price of loving someone: You lost your grasp of where they ended and you began.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: lost  loving 
     
    The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: heart  human  hatred 
     
    The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: beautiful  flowers 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: beautiful 
     
    Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: past 
     
    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.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: death  culture 
     
    The world needed more fireworks- especially now that there was going to be a shortage of beautiful, useless things.
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: world  beautiful 
     
    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
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: nature  kissing 
     
    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
    — Scott Westerfeld
    tags: people  lies  facts 
     
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    scott westerfeld
    Birth    : May 5, 1963
    Occupation  : Writer