Weirdo Quotes

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Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.
Thomas Pynchon
That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
Bill Watterson (Weirdos From Another Planet: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Six: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection)
Be the weirdo who dares to enjoy.
Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear)
Listen, I’m the freak. I’m the weirdo. I’m the troublemaker. I start fights. I let people down. Don’t make Finch mad, whatever you do. Oh, there he goes again, in one of his moods. Moody Finch. Angry Finch. Unpredictable Finch. Crazy Finch. But I’m not a compilation of symptoms. Not a casualty of shitty parents and an even shittier chemical makeup. Not a problem. Not a diagnosis. Not an illness. Not something to be rescued. I’m a person.
Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places)
I'm too wacky for most weirdos. Who am I to judge?
Tori Amos
Could a scar be like the rings of a tree, reopened with each emotional season?
Magenta Periwinkle (Cutting Class)
Just the kind of girl I liked—the weirdo in the bunch.
Anthony Kiedis (Scar Tissue)
Writing, at its heart, is a solitary pursuit, designed to make people depressoids, drug addicts, misanthropes, and antisocial weirdos.
Mindy Kaling (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns))
Hello," Newel said. "Look, Doren, we have visitors. Kendra, Seth, and ... Muriel's weirdo puppet."....Newel grabbed Seth's hand and shook it vigorously. "Congratulations. You just found yourself a secret entrance." "So seriously," Doren said. "What's with the puppet?
Brandon Mull (Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2))
Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy? That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we're all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.
Ashley Poston (Geekerella (Once Upon a Con, #1))
I’m not a freak. That’s a horrible thing to say." "That’s where you’re going. A special school for freaks. You and that Snape boy ... weirdos, that’s what you two are..." "You didn’t think it was such a freak’s school when you wrote the headmaster and begged him to take you.
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
Everybody is somebody's else's weirdo
Scott Adams
Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn't end there.
Bucky Sinister (Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos)
All these weirdos, and me getting a little better every day right in the midst of them. I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.
Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
Total?" I called. He looked up alertly, then ran over to me, small pink tongue hanging out. Total?" I said when he was close. "Can you talk?" He flopped down on the grass, panting slightly. "Yeah. So?" Jeezum. I mean, mutant weirdos are nothing new to me, you know? But a talking dog?
James Patterson (School's Out—Forever (Maximum Ride, #2))
I have a family full of quirky people. Someone has to be sensible so all of you can enjoy being reckless weirdos.
Ilona Andrews (Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1))
Aren't we all a bunch of weirdos?
Kaori Naruse (Pretear)
If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.
Matthew Gray Gubler
I'm one of them. The weirdos and the freaks. My point was that it's ok to be different, and from now on we'd better be, if we're going to make something of ourselves. It's the one thing I learned in school. Different is ok. -Victoria
Danielle Steel (Big Girl)
Sometimes life is weird. You just have to deal with the weirdness and hope that you find some weirdos who will move forward with you.
Brittainy C. Cherry (The Air He Breathes (Elements, #1))
I'm going to end up like one of those old weirdos who lives in a network of tunnels burrowed through trash - yet I do not fear this.
Will Self
I’ve always been a sort of self-imposed outsider, not a geeky outsider or a snobby outsider but, I just have a natural desire to live on the fringe. I’m not like a weirdo with a trench-coat but I just prefer to be alone or minimally surrounded by people.
Sara Quin
I had choosen the path of the black sheep rather than that of the unicorns and puppies.
Magenta Periwinkle (Cutting Class)
We are all freaks. Yes! Alone in our rooms at night, we are all weirdoes and outcasts and losers. That is what being a teenager is all about! Whether you admit it or not, you are all worried that the others won’t accept you, that if they knew the real you, they would recoil in horror. Each of us carries with us a secret shame that we think is somehow unique…And if we are, each of us, freaks – then can’t we accept what’s different in each other and move on?
James St. James
I was convinced that everyone in the world had a form a weirdness to them. And the cool thing, at least I hoped so, was the idea that there was someone out there just as quirky as you were. The idea of finding your other weirdo was so attractive to me.
Brittainy C. Cherry (Loving Mr. Daniels)
Are you calling me a weirdo? Highest honor I can bestow.
Claudia Gray (Evernight (Evernight, #1))
We've been there and come back. When you fall in the pit, people are supposed to help you up. But you have to get up on your own. We'll take your arms, but you have to get your legs underneath you and stand.
Bucky Sinister (Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos)
That Hieronymus Bosch. What a weirdo.
Neil Gaiman (Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch)
Vic nudged my elbow with his. "You and me are still friends, right? You guys get a joint custody in the divorce. Generous visitations rights." "Divorce?" Despite myself, I laughed. Only Vic could call the aftermath of a bad first date a divorce. We hadn't exactly been friends beforehand, so "still" was an exaggeration, but it would've been mean to point that out. Besides, I liked Vic. "We're still friends." "Excellent. The weirdos have to stick together around here." "Are you calling me a weirdo?" "Highest honor I can bestow.
Claudia Gray (Evernight (Evernight, #1))
Hey, check this weirdo out." Hi was inspecting a bust on the mantel. "This face is ninety percent eyebrow. What do you want to bet he owned slaves?" Scowling to match the carving's expression, Hi spoke in a gravelly voice. "In my day, we ate the poor people. We had a giant outdoor grill, and we cooked up peasant steaks every Sunday."
Kathy Reichs (Code (Virals, #3))
I concentrated hard and snapped my fingers. "You don't see the sword," I told the girl. "It's just a ballpoint pen." She blinked. "Um . . . no. It's a sword, weirdo.
Rick Riordan
When I get down to my last dime I'll just walk over to skid row." "There are some real weirdos down there." "They're everywhere.
Charles Bukowski (Ham on Rye)
Stupid weirdo! Liar! You filthy cat-boy-!!
Peach-Pit (Shugo Chara!, Vol. 1: Who Do You Want to Be? (Shugo Chara!, #1))
Now there are adults without children who go to Disney, and they are called weirdos. Very nice people. Absolutely crazy.
Jim Gaffigan (Dad Is Fat)
The weirdo existence. Eric had discovered that weirdos tended to gravitate toward each other intuitively, as if they released a unique pheromone only others of their kind could detect.
Vivian Barz (Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining #1))
Please don't tell your family that I'm here," he says softly. "I want to keep a low profile." "Done," I say, knowing that the story of how I got caught peeping in his back window like a weirdo will be an easy secret to keep.
A.M. Robinson (Vampire Crush)
If I’m as normal as I think I am, we’re all a bunch of weirdos.
Joe Brainard
the murderous, man-hating elf girl, and the intense gay kid?” asked the medic. “You’re the weirdo table.
Sarah Rees Brennan (In Other Lands)
Gya!! Stay away from me, weirdo! I'll press the burglar alarm!
Peach-Pit (Shugo Chara!, Vol. 1: Who Do You Want to Be? (Shugo Chara!, #1))
Kyle, open up. What kind of weirdo locks his bedroom door anyway?" "The kind that has jerks staying over who steal girlfriends." I pressed my fingers into my eyes and took a deep breath as the pain in back and legs got a little worse. "She wasn't your girlfriend." "Irrelevant!" he yelled.
Shelly Crane (Reverence (Significance, #3.5))
You want to be popular? It’s easy to do. Just be a total weirdo and love yourself for it.
Dan Pearce (Single Dad Laughing)
So you’re now an official member of Enclave Three. You weirdo.” I snorted. “I’m a weirdo? You’re a werewolf.” “I suggest you say that with respect, Parker.” “Or what?” “Or I’ll have to bite you.” His lips widened into a grin of heart-stopping proportions. I guessed it would have been pretty effective on him in werewolf form, too.
Chloe Neill
Well, he's not a weirdo." I didn't turn around to look at Malcolm because he was probably eating dish soap or mayonnaise or something.
Suzanne Selfors (Coffeehouse Angel)
As weird as they were, they were my weirdos, and nothing in the universe could ever be right without them.
Sayantani DasGupta (The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, #1))
So you got fired?” “I quit.” “When I quit the Order, you told me I was besmirched.” “That’s because you quit in a huff over some silliness like trying to save people’s lives. I quit to maximize my earning potential. Don’t you know being a hero is a losing bet? The pay is shit and people hate you for it.” Luther looked at Curran. “Who is the male specimen?” Curran offered Luther his hand. “Lennart.” Luther grabbed Curran’s hand and smelled it. “Shapeshifter, feline, probably a lion, but not the run-of-the-mill African Simba. You’ve got an odd scent about you.” He glanced at me. “Why do you always hang out with weirdos?
Ilona Andrews (Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8))
I happen to like the strange ones. People who look normal and leads normal lives – they’re the ones you have to watch out for.
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)
My eyes widened as I looked at him. 'Then you bit me, you weirdo.
Michelle Rowen (Bitten & Smitten (Immortality Bites, #1))
I'd better say at the start that I don't actually believe in magic any more than I believe in astrology, because I'm a Taurean and we don't go in for all that weirdo occult stuff.
Terry Pratchett (A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction)
Anything that causes you to change who you are just to fit in is not good for you.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
My heart leaps as I remember this morning's note. This boy is my weirdo. My weirdo is hot.
Cat Patrick (Forgotten)
Luna stares at each of us, even Farrow, like she's mentally grouping us together as the Hale family. A band of fucking weirdos
Becca Ritchie (Damaged Like Us (Like Us, #1))
When people look at me, they automatically assume I'm dark and weird. Why can't they see the truth? I'm just a girl, trying to find my place in the world.
Gena Showalter
Just as others pray daily, you should think to yourself daily about what you can do to be closer to this Ideal Image. Think: "What can I do today to make my life better?" "What can I do to become more like my Ideal Image?
Bucky Sinister (Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos)
When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “Me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.
A.J. Downey (Cutter's Hope (The Virtues #1))
FH: All these... weirdos, and me... getting a little better every day right in the middle of 'em. I had never known... I had never even imagined for a heartbeat that... there might be a place in the world for people like us...Jesus' Son
Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
Sometimes I heard voices muttering in my head, and a lot of the time the world seemed to smolder around its edges. but I was in a little better physical shape every day, I was getting my looks back, and my spirits were rising, and this was all in all a happy time for me. All these weirdos, and me getting a little better right in the midst of them. I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.
Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo
Thom Yorke
It looks like you've found an intellectual equal, Mulch," said Holly. "It's a pity he isn't a girl; then you could marry him." Mulch imitated shock. "Romance outside your species. Now THAT's disgusting. What kind of weirdo would kiss someone when they weren't even part of the same species?
Eoin Colfer (The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl #6))
I don't believe outstandingly beautiful and charismatic women create obsession in what would otherwise be normal men, but rather they attract the weirdos and the stalkers; flames in the darkness that these disturbing people inhabit, unwittingly drawing them closer until they extinguish the very flame they were drawn to.
Rosamund Lupton (Sister)
John Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany)
I love nuts. I'm for nuts. I am nuts.
Penn Jillette (God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales)
I think some weirdo with a little red wagon is the last thing you need to be worried about in these hills
Amanda Stevens (The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2))
I should wait. I don't want to come off as a weirdo. But also I'm now keenly aware of how important it is to tell people what you want them to know while you can.
Jeff Zentner (Goodbye Days)
Sometimes it's hard to accept one's inner weirdo.
Stephen H. Segal (Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture)
These days you are considered a weirdo if you live without a phone. Yet nobody cares if you live without a purpose. Anything wrong with that picture?
Ray N. Kuili (Awakening)
But there is one cool thing about having a weirdo mother. She works so hard at remembering where she left herself she doesn’t have time to work on me.
Linda Vigen Phillips (Crazy)
They got drunk and high on a regular basis, but this is a vestige of youth that you either quit while you're young or you become an addict if you don't die. If you are the Old Guy In The Punk House, move out. You have a substance abuse problem.
Bucky Sinister (Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos)
The truth is, she's a weirdo. Just like you were. Are. A glorious, perfectly weird weirdo. Like all kids before they forget how to be exactly how weird they really are. Into whatever they're into, pure. Before knowing. Before they learn from others how to act. Before they learn they are Asian, or Black, or Brown, or White. Before they learn that all the things they are and about all the things they will never be.
Charles Yu (Interior Chinatown)
In that case, which would be the lesser of two evils—terror cabin with a psycho or beach estate with a weirdo?
K. Webster (This is War, Baby (War & Peace, #1))
How many kinds of weirdos are there?” She doesn’t laugh. Lots. And the worst are the ones you don’t suspect. They’re the ones you invite inside your front door.
Ellen Hopkins (Tricks)
Only weirdos are happy all the time.
Shaun David Hutchinson (At the Edge of the Universe)
Two people can be perfect for each other but if the timing's wrong it's never going to work out. Bad timing is the reason that most normal people end up single. Weirdos and creeps are single cause they are weird and creepy but people like us are single because of bad timing.
Adam Levy from Love and Sex movie
If by weirdo he meant that Nick didn’t play grab-ass with the wannabes on the street corner, didn’t yank at his crotch and call girls bitches, didn’t wear oversized jerseys and pretend to be a gangsta all day, then yeah, Nick had to agree.
Brom (The Child Thief)
Everyone up here had two stories : the life before and the life now. If you wanted to pray to a weirdo god or live in a school bus or marry a goose, no one in Alaska was going to say crap to you. No one cared if you had an old car on your deck, let alone a rusted fridge. Any Life that could be imagined could be lived up here.
Kristin Hannah (The Great Alone)
Hey, check this weirdo out.” Hi was inspecting a bus on the mantel. “This face is ninety percent eyebrow. What do you wanna bet he owned slaves?” Scowling to match the carving’s expression, Hi spoke in a gravelly voice. “In my day, we ate the poor people. We had a giant outdoor grill, and cooked up peasant steaks every Sunday. “That is General Clemmons Brutus Claybourne, you twit,” a voice said dryly. “He commanded two companies during the Revolution, before dying at Yorktown. You might show a little respect.
Kathy Reichs (Code (Virals, #3))
But I was in a little better physical shape every day, I was getting my looks back, and my spirits were rising, and this was all in all a happy time for me. All these weirdos, and me getting a little better every day right in the midst of them. I have never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.
Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
The truer you are to yourself, the greater your gifts will manifest themselves.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
Greg, we all like weirdos.
Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
If I’m going to be labeled a weirdo for wanting to improve my life and do really fun things, I’m okay with that. Fortunately,
Steve Kamb (Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story)
That's your favorite word, huh? Weird. Everything's weird. The sky, the ocean, the sand. The whole world is weird." He grinned at me. "You're a weirdo. Better?" - Andy and Luke
H.R. Willaston (Nine Days)
Miney says: “Mom is a closet weirdo, and dad is a closet normal, and that’s why they work.
Julie Buxbaum (What to Say Next)
It’s just tea, you weirdo. And I could totally survive without it if I needed to.” She paused. “I just can’t guarantee anyone else’s safety.
Jill Shalvis (Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay, #3))
She studies my face as if she is playing Where’s Waldo, except she’s hunting for a lie instead of a weirdo in a hat.
Elle Kennedy (The Score (Off-Campus, #3))
It's nice to think that the weirdos get to decide what matters about the past, since it's the weirdos who care the most.
Chuck Klosterman (But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past)
My friends are really weird? What’s your point? That yours are simply normal? I’m sorry to hear that
Dean Mackin
I was afraid he wouldn't remember the joke. I always remember jokes, but some people forget right away and then I end up looking like a weirdo for still remembering something so small.
Carol Rifka Brunt (Tell the Wolves I'm Home)
To: Anna Oliphant From: Etienne St. Clair Subject: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Have you gotten used to the time difference? Bloody hell,I can't sleep. I'd call,but I don't know if you're awake or doing the family thing or what. The bay fog is so thick that I can't see out my window.But if I could, I am quite certain I'd discover that I'm the only person alive in San Francisco. To: Anna Oliphant From: Etienne St. Clair Subject: I forgot to tell you. Yesterday I saw a guy wearing an Atlanta Film Festival shirt at the hospital.I asked if he knew you,but he didn't.I also met an enormous,hair man in a cheeky Mrs. Claus getup. he was handing out gifts to the cancer patients.Mum took the attached picture. Do I always look so startled? To: Anna Oliphant From: Etienne St. Clair Subject: Are you awake yet? Wake up.Wake up wake up wake up. To: Etienne St. Clair From: Anna Oliphant Subject: re: Are you awake yet? I'm awake! Seany started jumping on my bed,like,three hours ago. We've been opening presents and eating sugar cookies for breakfast. Dad gave me a gold ring shaped like a heart. "For Daddy's sweetheart," he said. As if I'm the type of girl who'd wear a heart-shaped ring. FROM HER FATHER. He gave Seany tons of Star Wars stuff and a rock polishing kit,and I'd much rather have those.I can't beleive Mom invited him here for Christmas. She says it's because their divorce is amicable (um,no) and Seany and I need a father figure in our lives,but all they ever do is fight.This morning it was about my hair.Dad wants me to dye it back, because he thinks I look like a "common prostitute," and Mom wants to re-bleach it.Like either of them has a say. Oops,gotta run.My grandparents just arrived,and Granddad is bellowing for his bonnie lass.That would be me. P.S. Love the picture.Mrs. Claus is totally checking out your butt. And it's Merry Christmas, weirdo. To: Anna Oliphant From: Etienne St. Clair Subject: [email protected] Was it a PROMISE RING? Did your father give you a PROMISE RING? To: Etienne St. Clair From: Anna Oliphant Subject: Re: HAHAHA! I am so not responding to that.
Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1))
Don’t put people, or anything else, on pedestals, not even your children. Avoid global labels such as genius or weirdo. Realize those closest get the benefit of the doubt and so do the most beautiful and radiant among us. Know the halo effect causes you to see a nice person as temporarily angry and an angry person as temporarily nice. Know that one good quality, or a memory of several, can keep in your life people who may be doing you more harm than good. Pay attention to the fact that when someone seems nice and upbeat, the words coming out of his or her mouth will change in meaning, and if that same person were depressive, arrogant, or foul in some other way, your perceptions of those same exact words would change along with the person’s other features.
David McRaney (You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself)
If there was a moment that determined the course of my future, I'm pretty sure this was it. I had two somewhat simple choices. I could make a run for it and go back to Uncle Al's. Back to the bonfire where my cousins and dear sister would be drinking and revel in the normalcy of a Saturday night and forget I ever went to this horrid place and ran into this weirdo. Or I could go with said weirdo up the stairs in this decrepit old lighthouse, which was most likely condemned and unsafe, towards some unknown person (or thing) that was walking around, potentially waiting to murder us in horrific ways. It didn't seem like a very hard decision to make. In fact, I think 99.7% of people in the right frame of mind would have picked from column A and gone on with their merry lives. But for some freaking crazy reason, I thought that maybe, just maybe I should go with this stranger up those kelp-ridden stairs and toward the lair of unimaginable horror. You know, because it was the more interesting alternative.
Karina Halle (Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1))
Like every heterosexual woman and gay man in the country, I think James Franco is a very mysterious and sexy weirdo and I’d like to be invited to do a love scene with him in one of his art house movies.
Mindy Kaling (Why Not Me?)
You’ve helped me for years.” His brows pull hard. “Now it’s time I help you, and I’m not acting like you’re a leper because this guy tells me to. You may be fucking weird as hell when you and Rose start verbally sparring, but you’re my weirdo best friend. That’s not changing.
Krista Ritchie (Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3))
Your parents are weirdos, in the best possible way. They do not celebrate birthdays; never in your life have you received a present on the tenth of December. Instead, you are given books on the days that their authors were born.
Robin Sloan (Ajax Penumbra 1969 (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #0.5))
Sure, I'm a weirdo in some ways. I don't like going to parties and show, I hide in my house a lot. But, all things considered, it could be a lot worse. And I'm able to get myself to this show, at least. I become aware of a feeling that has been slowly creeping in under my skin for a few years, but now has become more tangible. I'd been through a lot - I'm OK. And if I want to be, I'm better than OK. I'm certainly not the most well-adjusted person on earth, but considering everything ... I mean - I survived. And I survived just by being me. How lucky and amazing is that?
Mark Oliver Everett (Things The Grandchildren Should Know)
I get a message from my dad. In the mood I'm in, I tear up to see his name in my inbox, and imagine him down the hall in bed, propped on pillows, emailing me. "Hon, Enjoyed our gelato date the other night. I just want to say I'm proud of you for a lot of reasons. Also, I've attached a picture of my foot." He's such a weirdo goofball. I love him.
Sara Zarr (Roomies)
Ohmigod,” I moan, clutching my stomach. I’m sure I’m going to be sick. I’m going to become an exhibitionist vomiter. My heart is back to beating—racing, actually—as a new level beyond mortification slams into me. I sounded just like the actress in that awful video of Ben’s that Kacey made me watch over the summer. Literally. I accidently walked in on those weirdos watching it one night. Kacey took that as an opportunity to pin me down on the couch while Trent, Dan, and Ben howled with laughter at my flaming cheeks and horrified shrieks. My sister is the Antichrist. This is all her fault. Hers and Stayner’s. And those stupid Jell-O shooters.
K.A. Tucker (One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, #2))
only takes one weirdo to spot you inside and decide to go and get you.
Caroline Kepnes (You (You, #1))
I don’t agree. The morning fog makes the graveyard beautiful, soft and sad as a voice humming a lullaby, but I don’t tell her what I think. She’d call me a weirdo. - Raven Smith
Rita Stradling (The Deception Dance (The Deception Dance, #1))
of the weirdos are like diapers – self-absorbed, full of shit, and need to be disposed of. But
Suzanne Wright (Ashes (The Dark in You, #3))
I don´t know anyone who has a perfect family to start with. And I think that´s why we make up our own. regular weirdos together. I feel that way about my friends.
Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead)
They say that in D.C., all the museums and the monuments have been concessioned out and turned into a tourist park that now generates about 10 percent of the Government's revenue. The Feds could run the concession themselves and probably keep more of the gross, but that's not the point. It's a philosophical thing. A back-to-basics thing. Government should govern. It's not in the entertainment industry, is it? Leave entertaining to Industry weirdos -- people who majored in tap dancing. Feds aren't like that. Feds are serious people. Poli-sci majors. Student council presidents. Debate club chairpersons. The kinds of people who have the grit to wear a dark wool suit and a tightly buttoned collar even when the temperature has greenhoused up to a hundred and ten degrees and the humidity is thick enough to stall a jumbo jet. The kinds of people who feel most at home on the dark side of a one-way mirror.
Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash)
Yeah, sure, I did have a bit imagination, but daydreaming is one thing. Imagining you're traveling through time is quite another. People who imagined that kind of psychiatric treatment. And they should, if you asked me. Maybe I was like those weirdos who claim to have been abducted by aliens. Completely out of mumy mind.
Kerstin Gier
I have to hear this all the time in England: "Well, all Americans are fat and stupid, mm-hm-hm-hm-hm." Really? Well, thanks for sending over the best and brightest to start the party. Maybe we can send a few freaky, Texas, militia, hate-group, gun-toting weirdoes back to your country.
Greg Proops
Do not be sad Edward. They exclude you because they don’t understand you. Be happy you are the single one that differs from their normal community
Dean Mackin
Misfits deal with the double-edged reality of having our differences act as the source of both our challenges as well as our successes.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
We were weirdos, Fiona and I. Creative minds like ours were the minds of aliens. And the soul-suckers, the plagiarists, the malicious people like Charlie? They were sapping us. It was our mission to get away from them.
Aaron Starmer (The Riverman (The Riverman Trilogy, #1))
Of course I know what she means. To make art in fandom is to follow your passion at the risk of never being taken seriously. I've written dozens of fics-put them together and you'd have several novels-but who knows what a college admissions officer will think of that as a pastime. Where does 12,000 Tumbler followers rate in relation to a spot in the National Honor Society in their minds? Every week I get anonymous messages in my inbox telling me I should write a real book. Well, haven't I already? What makes what I do different from "real writing"? Is it that I don't use original characters? I guess that makes every Hardy Boys edition, every Star Wars book, every spinoff, sequel, fairy-tale re-telling, historical romance, comic book reboot, and the music Hamilton "not real writing". Or is it that a real book is something printed, that you can hold in your hand, not something you write on the internet? Or is "real writing" something you sell in a store, not give away for free? No, I know it's none of these things. It's merely this: "real writing" is done by serious people, whereas fanfiction is written by weirdos, teenagers, degenerates, and women.
Britta Lundin (Ship It)
How am I supposed to be this honest? I know you’re not a Magic 8 Ball. You’re just some lady that wrote a book. I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away. I read Raging Flower and now I dream of raised fists and solidarity marches led by matriarchs fueled by café con leche where I can march alongside cigar-smoking doñas and Black Power dykes and all the world’s weirdos and no one is left out. And no one is living a lie.
Gabby Rivera
Alaska was full of fringe-ists. People who believed in weirdo things and prayed to exclusionary Gods and filled their basements with equal measures of guns and Bibles. If you wanted to live in a place where no one told you what to do and didn’t care if you parked a trailer in your yard or had a fridge on your porch, Alaska was the state for you.
Kristin Hannah (The Great Alone)
Only a couple of people have figured out what a weirdo super freak I am on the inside. And those people all have a reason to keep my secret, because...well, I've helped them resolve their own secrets. One person especially. Miraculously, he fell in love with me. Don't ask me why. I think I'm fabulous, but I'm not entirely sure what he sees in me (except the fact that I've saved his life a few times. But he's returned the favor).
Meg Cabot (Proposal (The Mediator, #6.5))
I hate to sound like a weirdo Buddhist, but the only things that really matter in this world are the relationships you have with the people you love, and the meaningful things that you do. Haters don’t fit anywhere into that. Don’t devote any mental space to them.
James Altucher (Choose Yourself)
What I love about the Bible is that the story isn't over. There are still prophets in our midst. There are still dragons and beasts. It might not look like it, but the Resistance is winning. The light is breaking through. So listen to the weirdos. Listen to the voices crying from the wilderness. They are pointing us to a new King and a better kingdom.
Rachel Held Evans (Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again)
I never was normal, I wasn’t born normal, I won’t die normal
Dean Mackin
Every person who changed the world did it by doing something everyone around them was unwilling to do.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
Own your words. Your words are the maps to your intentions.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
What you don't do is surrender. You might retreat occasionally, but you don't give up.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
The future is what I create today. Every day.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
Yes I am homeschooled, no I am not a friendless weirdo.
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I don’t act weird because it’s awesome. I act weird because i’m not used to normal people
Dean Mackin
I already know his hair feels like strands of thick silk. It’s textured in such a way that you want to rub it all over your body, like a weirdo.
Zoe Parker (Up With The Crows (The Unsylum #1))
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m weird. I’m a weirdo. I don’t fit in. And I don’t want to fit in
Jughead Jones
Remember that Florida is a land of weirdos and bizarre happenings, and conduct yourselves accordingly.
Jeff Zentner (Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee)
And trying really hard when you don't know what you're doing just happens to be the exact recipe for acting like a fuckin' weirdo.
Allie Brosh (Solutions and Other Problems)
no means no, u weirdo stalkerhead!
Lauren Myracle (ttyl (Internet Girls, #1))
When I was young, I used to think I was the weirdest person in the world. But then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone else out there who felt the same as me. Maybe that person might be out there wondering about me too? Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this... just know, that yes, it’s true I’m here and we're both weirdos!
José N. Harris
Sometimes, sitting there on the cushion failing to watch your breath, it can feel like you’re the only weirdo weird enough to be wasting your time in this way. But you’re not! There are generations of weirdos, monasteries full of them, and we have the benefit of their accumulated wisdom.
Jay Michaelson (Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment)
Everyone up here had two stories: the life before and the life now. If you wanted to pray to a weirdo god or live in a school bus or marry a goose, no one in Alaska was going to say crap to you.
Kristin Hannah (The Great Alone)
We divide the world -to stop us feeling frightened- into wrong and into right, into black and into white, into real men and fairies, into status quo and scary. We divide the world into terrorists and heroes, into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and pedos, yeah we want the world binary, binary, but it's not that simple. We divide the world into liberals and gun-freaks, into atheists and fundies, into teetotallers and junkies, into chemical and natural, into fictional and factual, into science and supernatural, but it's actually, naturally, not that white and black The more you know, the harder you will find it, to make up your mind, and it doesn't really matter if you find you can't see which grass is greener -chances are it's neither- and either way it's easier to see the difference when you're sitting on the fence -cause it's not that simple- From: The Fence (An Anthem to Ambivalence)
Tim Minchin
Her next words took me by surprise. I lay as still as I could, barely breathing, afraid that if I moved she would stop speaking her heart. “My mom wanted six children. She only got me, and that sucks for her because I was a total weirdo.” “You were not,” I said. She twisted her head up to look at me. “I used to line my lips in black eyeliner and sit cross-legged on the kitchen table … meditating.” “Not that bad,” I said. “Crying out for attention.” “Okay, when I was twelve I started writing letters to my birth mother because I wanted to be adopted.” I shook my head. “Your childhood sucked, you wanted a new reality.” She snorted air through her nose. “I thought a mermaid lived in my shower drain, and I used to call her Sarah and talk to her.” “Active imagination,” I countered. She was becoming more insistent, her little body wriggling in my grip. “I used to make paper out of dryer lint.” “Nerdy.” “I wanted to be one with nature, so I started boiling grass and drinking it with a little bit of dirt for sugar.” I paused. “Okay, that’s weird.” “Thank you!” she said. Then, she got serious again. “My mom just loved me through all of it.
Tarryn Fisher (Thief (Love Me with Lies, #3))
It's beautiful," I said for what had to be the third time. "It's just awfully...elaborate." Lysander made a disgusted sound and threw up his hands. "It should be elaborate! You're meant to be a goddess!" I had no idea how to reply to that, but Nick saved me. Leaping to his feet, he said, "And you do look like a goddess, Sophie." He took my hand and pulled me off the platform, spinning me. "See? Embrace your goddessness." Nick may have been a weirdo and a half, but I chuckled.
Rachel Hawkins (Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2))
Trust yourself more than you trust the words of others.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
You must own your intentions.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
Are you using your degree as it was intended in your current job? Lots of people aren't. How is the education system keeping up with the velocity of change in what actually constitutes a real job?
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
Sometimes as I’m drifting toward sleep, in the beginnings of that dissolution, I wonder where I am, when this is, and realize that at these moments I could be anywhere, anytime, for all I know: eight and napping in the trailer, my broken arm in a cast, or thirteen at night clutching a pillow to my neck, or twenty in the arms of my boyfriend, or twenty-seven in the arms of my husband, or thirty-three next to my imaginary daughter; at every place in the whole spinning shape that is my life, when I am falling asleep, I am the same person, the identical awareness, the same fuzzball of mind, the same muck of nerves, all along the line. I forage through my life and everywhere—there, there, and there—it is only me in it, the very same me, the same harmless lump, the same soggy weirdo, the same sleeping, breathing bun.
Lorrie Moore (Anagrams)
Luke Ellis was the guy who went out of his way to be social so people wouldn’t think he was a weirdo as well as a brainiac. He checked all the correct interaction boxes and then went back to his books. Because there was an abyss, and books contained magical incantations to raise what was hidden there: all the great mysteries. For Luke, those mysteries mattered. Someday, in the future, he might write books of his own.
Stephen King (The Institute)
It was then that I decided to thank you to my past. Thanks to all the weirdos and inappropriate old men, and also thank you to all the kind people... Thank you to the lady who told me she thought I would have made something of myself by now. Thank you to the people who paid attention. And those who didn't.
Jennifer Pastiloff (On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard)
What kind of weirdo makes cheese? It's too hard to imagine, too homespun, too something. We're so alienated from the creation of even ordinary things we eat or use, each one seems to need its own public relations team to calm the American subservience to hurry and bring us back around to doing a thing ourselves, at home.
Barbara Kingsolver (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life)
Being a nerd is about being so uncool that embracing one’s inner weirdo and showcasing that personality to the world without fear of repercussion is the only tenable path for achieving peace of mind. It involves dropping all pretense and attempts to construct a socially normal personality. It’s about letting the kooky shine through.
Kevin Craft (Grunge, Nerds, and Gastropubs: A Mass Culture Odyssey (Kindle Single))
A few years ago, I hardly left my bedsit." "Volume switch?" "Yep. I didn't want to be a weirdo shouting in the corner all the time, so I learned to mute myself. I had to. It was either that, or walk around with my mouth taped shut, though I did do that for a few months." The image made Tom smile, but the sadness in Jake's dark gaze tempered it.
Garrett Leigh (Misfits (Urban Soul, #1))
Much as I try not to find weirdos amongst the other passengers, I keep finding weirdos amongst the other passengers. Take this old woman yesterday, marching down the platform in front of me like she had a stick stuck up her arse. She had a face like an albino walnut. I didn’t know this at the time, of course, until I had cause to glance at her. Anyway, she was marching along talking to someone, swinging her arm about, and just as I go to overtake her she swung her hand down-and-out and hit me in the dick! I didn’t know what to do.
Karl Wiggins (Calico Jack in your Garden)
Complexity serves nothing but our ego. Be able to say what you do in a way that people can understand.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
The key is, no matter what story you tell, make your buyer the hero.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
In a matter of speaking. I am an X-man. I am different from most people, stand out in the crowd, and don’t like being judged for it
Dean Mackin
Owning your future is about having the discipline to execute your personal vision.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
Everything that is truly of value–love, family, peace, health, and contentment—can never be bought.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
Pain will never lessen without forgiveness, it will only manifest as anger and harden into resentment or bitterness.
Tiffany L. Jackson (12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World)
Weirdoes make the world interesting.
Jessica Sorensen (Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1))
Hashtag, fried bread. Hashtag, foodie. Hashtag, weirdo employee.
Marcus Emerson (Selfies Are Forever (Secret Agent 6th Grader, #4))
Do not rush this child, and do not expect her to do it the normal way. She is a weirdo. Nicholas
Nicholas Tanek (Chipped Black Nail Polish)
When people know you’re an author, they turn into weirdos. I swear.
M. Pierce (Last Light (Night Owl, #2))
Just the kind of girl I liked—the weirdo in the bunch.” ― Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue
Anthony Kiedis
Someone this amazing was about to get inundated by messages from needy weirdos. And he needed to be the first.
Julia Kent (Her First Billionaire (Her Billionaires, #1))
We're still in the same room, you weirdo. Stop crying. G (the blonde who is really uncomfortable with large displays of emotion)
Gaby Dunn (I Hate Everyone But You (I Hate Everyone But You, #1))
You know, Dar, there’s no problem so big that an adequate supply of explosives can’t cure it. There was that. But people tended to protest being blown up. Bunch of krikken weirdos. He
Sherrilyn Kenyon (Born of Silence (The League #5))
When people tell you they're busy all the time, they are either very busy because they've not quite learned to master time, or they're not at all busy, but feel embarrassed about this fact.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
A person willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense must be a person of considerable self-assurance. Since he occurs only rarely, he must seem eccentric (in at least that respect) to the rest of us. A person eccentric in one respect is often eccentric in others.
Isaac Asimov
I turn over prop my head in my hand and watch Tristan sleep. His bar back is uncovered with the sheets raped around his waist. He is clearly a blanket stealer; his sand-colored hair is a wild mess. I like it that way. “what are you doing” I can barely understand him with his face barred in the pillow “oh, nothing I have decided to become your creepy stocker, that’s all. I barred your old one out back, hope you don’t mind” I say deadpan. Tristan grumbles something and turns his head towards me “someone woke up in a weirdo mood” he says. I widen my eyes and give him the creepiest smile I can manage without a mirror. “you have a squishy face and I shall call you squishy face and you shall be mine.” Tristan bursts out laughing before he smacks me with a pillow right in my face.
Lane Whitt (Finding My Pack (My Pack, #1))
No one had ever told her this basic fact: not everyone got to be loved. It was like those stupid bell curves they'd had to study in math class. There was the big, swollen, happy middle, a whale lump full of blissful couples and families eating around a big dining room table and laughing. And then, at the tapered ends, there were the abnormal people, the weirdos and freaks, and zeros like her.
Lauren Oliver (Panic (Panic, #1))
Every town has a psychopath or two. Not just the everyday crazy person, either. Not like Crazy Larry, the paint huffing weirdo peddling around town on a child-sized Huffy ranting about the end of the world, or the old lady dressed in rags who hands out filthy doll clothes to the kiddies. I'm talking about the cold, never remorseful lunatic, who may never have seemed insane up until the day he hacked apart his mother and shoved her stinking corpse into the attic. This town is overflowing with them; bloodcurdling murderers like Kenny Wayne Hilbert, Charlie Fender…Orland Winthro. And Al, the crazy had to come from somewhere.
He leans down and places a soft kiss on my nose. “What was that about?” I ask. Ronan smirks, running his hand through his hair and disheveling it a little. “Just felt like kissing your nose.” “Weirdo,” I tease.
Mia Asher (Easy Virtue (Virtue, #1))
Total?” I said when he was close. “Can you talk?” He flopped down on the grass, panting slightly. “Yeah. So?” Jeezum. I mean, mutant weirdos are nothing new to me, you know? But a talking dog? “Why didn’t you mention this before?” I asked him. “It’s not like I lied about it,” said Total, reaching up with a hind leg to scratch behind one ear. “Between you and me, I’m still trying to get used to the whole flying-kid thing.
James Patterson (School's Out - Forever (Maximum Ride, #2))
Canada is a sparsely populated nation, a mere 34 million people across a vast expanse of land. Consequently, as you grow up there, you encounter more weirdos who have been given a wider berth to stew in their weirdness and become gloriously eccentric. These are precisely the kinds of folks who served as our comic muses in Toronto. On top of this, the performers in Second City Toronto were a particularly nice, un-mean group,
Martin Short (I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend)
I got out these little workbooks from one of the closets, all wrapped in plastic from some educational company for weirdos who believed the end of the world was coming and wouldn’t let their kids go to a normal school.
Kevin Wilson (Nothing to See Here)
[To actor Strother Martin] You know, as character actors we play all kinds of sex psychos, nuts, creeps, perverts, and weirdos. And we laugh it off, saying what the hell it's just a character. But deep down inside, it's you, baby.
Lee Marvin
Imagine waking from a twenty-five-year sleep, and the first faces you saw were Sil and Lord Weirdo. Aunty Terpy’s sanity would run gibbering back to whatever cracked little corner of her skull it had been occupying all these years.
Vic James (Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1))
realy i wish i knew me better. you knew that feel when you are motionless and your fear entwined with your regret ? a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done, i realy want to tell you how do i feel inside, but this feeling in me it sends me to 7 sky high, i always tried to hold it on, it makes me feel so strong after, may i look weirdo,i've been thinking too much and i've been asking and talking to myself like that "its there any point in making plans?
Wallace Boyer (Car Salesman): Sell cars long enough and you'll see: Nobody's all that original. Any lone weirdo comes from a big nest of weirdos. What's weird is, you go to some pigsty village in Slovakia, and suddenly even Andy Warhol makes perfect sense.
Chuck Palahniuk (Rant)
In other words, the prophets are weirdos. More than anyone else in Scripture, they remind us that those odd ducks shouting from the margins of society may see things more clearly than the political and religious leaders with the inside track. We ignore them at our own peril.
Rachel Held Evans (Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again)
Look, Spanky," I said to Sharkface. "I'm a little busy to be tussling with every random weirdo who is insecure about his junk. Otherwise I would just love to smash you with a beer bottle, kick you in the balls, throw you out through the saloon doors, the whole bit. Why don't you have your people contact my people, and we can do this maybe next week?" "Next week is your self-deprecation awareness seminar," Thomas said. I snapped my fingers. "What about the week after?" "Apartment hunting." "Bother," I said. "Well, no one can say we didn't try.
Jim Butcher (Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14))
Later I would know some real workers—heavily tattooed, hair worn in ponytails, motorcycle-riding, manga-reading, and pill-popping—and I realized they were as batty as we were, far from the standardized robots of our fantasies. Americans, rich or poor, were a nation of weirdos.
Edmund White (The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading)
SN: what was under the glass tonight? Me: Some sort of delicious fish and the big couscous. What’s that called? SN: Israeli. Me: Ha, I know. Just wanted to make you use your shift key. I want to get you a T-shirt that says “No proper noun left uncapitalized.” SN: and I’m the weirdo.
Julie Buxbaum (Tell Me Three Things)
Oh, I definitely believe in karma.” Donna nodded. “Remember last year when Grace wouldn’t let me sing with her at karaoke and then that weirdo with the ‘Kill Everyone’ tattoo came up and shared the microphone with her? Karma.” “You’re right. That was the quickest payback I’ve ever seen.” Belinda laughed.
Cat Johnson (Cat Snips)
At many meetings, you will be able to sit there with a cup of coffee and a handful of cookies. How much better do you want your life? You haven't been treated this well since kindergarten. Cookies, coffee, and the story of The Little Junkie That Could. The only thing better would be if it came with a nap.
Bucky Sinister (Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos)
And you can just stop that right now, too." "Stop what?" "That," Io pointed at his crotch, "You're getting all bulgy, and I resent your penis's implication that I'm doing something to arouse you. Unless you're some sort of weirdo who gets off by women saying the word 'penis' which is frankly kinda sad.
Katie MacAlister (A Tale of Two Vampires (Dark Ones, #10))
How else could we identify another weirdo or outlier? These symbols intimated a belief system, a way of thinking not just about music but about school and friends and politics and society. It was also a way to separate yourself, to feel bold or try on boldness without yet possessing it. A little inkling of the nonconformist person you could be—you wanted to be—but weren’t quite ready to commit to. I papered my walls with band posters and what little I could find in mainstream magazines about alternative and punk, maybe a picture of Babes in Toyland from Spin or Fugazi from Option. The iconoclast images and iconography covered my room, a jarring contrast to the preppy blue-and-white-striped wallpaper I’d insisted on in elementary school. I resented the parts of myself that were late to adopt coolness, late to learn—I wanted to have always possessed a savviness and sophistication, even though I clearly had neither.
Carrie Brownstein (Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir)
The Weirdos On our first date, he bought me a taco, talked at length about the ancients' theories of light, how it streams at all angles to align events in space and time, that it is the source of all information, determines every outcome, how we can reflect it to summon aliens using mirrored bowls of water.
Ottessa Moshfegh (Homesick for Another World)
I have something to say, and I want to say it. And I want to use these modern tools of entrepreneurship to share it with the world,” you've got to be ready [for some negative reactions]. Because they are going to come out of the woodwork and say the weirdest, craziest shit to you—and you have to not take it personally.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
when I talk to people about God and find out they have lost interest in him because of goofy expressions of faith by strange people, I always want to say, “Don’t do that!”—don’t get turned off because of one weirdo or one bad experience. That would be like going out to eat, having a bad meal, and deciding to never go to another restaurant.
Henry Cloud (The Secret Things of God: Unlocking the Treasures Reserved for You)
In a matter of speaking. I am an X-man. I am different from most people, I stand out in the crowd, and I don’t like being judged for it
Dean Mackin
We build this country ourselves every day and we have to be, in the most positive sense, totally unreal.
J.C. Villamere (Is Canada Even Real?: How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the World to Beliebe)
You get a lot of borderline cases in libraries.
Anita Brookner (Look at Me)
Until someone else does something once, no one will think it can be done. Until someone else repeats it, everyone will think you're lucky. By the time everyone's doing it, who cares?
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
This ethereal weirdo abounds in movies, but nowhere else. If she were from real life, people would think she was a homeless woman and would cross the street to avoid her, but she is essential to the male fantasy that even if a guy is boring, he deserves a woman who will find him fascinating and pull him out of himself by forcing him to go skinny-dipping in a stranger’s pool. THE
Mindy Kaling (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns))
The little girls in Room 4 were playing breakup. The ballerina doll was breaking up with the sailor doll. “I’m sorry, John,” she said in a brisk, businesslike voice—Jilly’s voice, actually—“but I’m in love with somebody else.” “Who?” the sailor doll asked. It was Emma G. who was speaking for him, holding him up by the waist of his little blue middy blouse. “I can’t tell you who, on account of he’s your best friend and so it would hurt your feelings.” “Well, that’s just stupid,” Emma B. pointed out from the sidelines. “Now he knows anyhow, since you said it was his best friend.” “He could have a whole bunch of best friends, though.” “No, he couldn’t. Not if they were ‘best.’ ” “Yes, he could. Me, I have four best friends.” “You’re a weirdo, then.” “Kate! Did you hear what she called me?” “What do you care?” Kate asked. She was helping Jameesha take her painting smock off. “Tell her she’s weird herself.” “You’re weird yourself,” Jilly told Emma B. “Am not.” “Are so.” “Am not.” “Kate said you were, so there!” “I didn’t say that,” Kate said. “Did so.” Kate was about to say, “Did not,” but she changed it to, “Well, anyhow, I wasn’t the one who started it.
Anne Tyler (Vinegar Girl)
But networks can be very cold. So instead, commit to the mantle of being a servant to a community and serve them as often as possible. It will improve your business and your future and your life.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
I can't tell you how sorry I am. About everything. About your poor cat, about that horrendous funeral my dad concocted, and really about my lunatic father in general. I'm sorry you had to move in next to a family of complete weirdos. I don't know how you've put up with all of it. I mean, you never even complained about the busted purple coffin we had sitting in the middle of our front lawn.
Emily Cassel (Post Grad)
Disruption has become the norm in business. But this doesn't always mean massive and world-changing disruption. Sometimes, it just means that the world is a bit more open to conducting business the way you'd prefer to do it these days.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
We have to imagine something before we can build the infrastructure that will allow it to exist. We have failed here on both fronts: in imagination and in reality. Our great weirdos, from Emily Dickinson to Simone Weil to Coco Chanel, are seen as outliers, as not relevant to the way we think through what we want out of life. It's the same way we discuss radical feminist writers like Dworkin and Firestone. Dworkin is unhinged, Firestone is too eccentric to be taken seriously.
Jessa Crispin (Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto)
Dove still couldn’t trust herself to speak without blubbering. But she could kiss. Not Lotsa, not a dressed-up weirdo. Just Dove. She pulled her hand from its sweet prison and touched his face. She leaned in to kiss him, and instead of worrying about which way her nose was pointing, if her armpits were sweating, or if there was a funky taste in her mouth left over from dinner, she thought about lips and touch and kissing. When Johnson moaned, Dove felt so powerful she could have head-butted a dinosaur to death.
Debra Anastasia (Fire Down Below (Gynazule #1))
Business doesn't just magically happen, at least not all the time. You've got to make it happen. You've got to learn to be a better salesperson. You've got to learn to be a marketer. You've got to understand finances. You have a lot that will go into owning it.
Chris Brogan (The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators)
It’s hard for me to read Weirdo and a lot of those magazines; it’s always depressing for me to read these guys writing about how they’re so depressed and they can’t get laid. After a while, it really gets on my nerves. There’s something about it that makes me think it’s just this club of really fucked-up dudes [laughs] — Weirdo especially — and after a while, I just didn’t want to read it any more. I was not interested in that viewpoint; it just made me feel bad and made me feel that these were people I didn’t ever want to know.
Lynda Barry
DEAR MAMA, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write. Every time I try to write to you and Papa I realize I’m not saying the things that are in my heart. That would be O.K., if I loved you any less than I do, but you are still my parents and I am still your child. I have friends who think I’m foolish to write this letter. I hope they’re wrong. I hope their doubts are based on parents who loved and trusted them less than mine do. I hope especially that you’ll see this as an act of love on my part, a sign of my continuing need to share my life with you. I wouldn’t have written, I guess, if you hadn’t told me about your involvement in the Save Our Children campaign. That, more than anything, made it clear that my responsibility was to tell you the truth, that your own child is homosexual, and that I never needed saving from anything except the cruel and ignorant piety of people like Anita Bryant. I’m sorry, Mama. Not for what I am, but for how you must feel at this moment. I know what that feeling is, for I felt it for most of my life. Revulsion, shame, disbelief—rejection through fear of something I knew, even as a child, was as basic to my nature as the color of my eyes. No, Mama, I wasn’t “recruited.” No seasoned homosexual ever served as my mentor. But you know what? I wish someone had. I wish someone older than me and wiser than the people in Orlando had taken me aside and said, “You’re all right, kid. You can grow up to be a doctor or a teacher just like anyone else. You’re not crazy or sick or evil. You can succeed and be happy and find peace with friends—all kinds of friends—who don’t give a damn who you go to bed with. Most of all, though, you can love and be loved, without hating yourself for it.” But no one ever said that to me, Mama. I had to find it out on my own, with the help of the city that has become my home. I know this may be hard for you to believe, but San Francisco is full of men and women, both straight and gay, who don’t consider sexuality in measuring the worth of another human being. These aren’t radicals or weirdos, Mama. They are shop clerks and bankers and little old ladies and people who nod and smile to you when you meet them on the bus. Their attitude is neither patronizing nor pitying. And their message is so simple: Yes, you are a person. Yes, I like you. Yes, it’s all right for you to like me too. I know what you must be thinking now. You’re asking yourself: What did we do wrong? How did we let this happen? Which one of us made him that way? I can’t answer that, Mama. In the long run, I guess I really don’t care. All I know is this: If you and Papa are responsible for the way I am, then I thank you with all my heart, for it’s the light and the joy of my life. I know I can’t tell you what it is to be gay. But I can tell you what it’s not. It’s not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity. It’s not fearing your body, or the pleasures that God made for it. It’s not judging your neighbor, except when he’s crass or unkind. Being gay has taught me tolerance, compassion and humility. It has shown me the limitless possibilities of living. It has given me people whose passion and kindness and sensitivity have provided a constant source of strength. It has brought me into the family of man, Mama, and I like it here. I like it. There’s not much else I can say, except that I’m the same Michael you’ve always known. You just know me better now. I have never consciously done anything to hurt you. I never will. Please don’t feel you have to answer this right away. It’s enough for me to know that I no longer have to lie to the people who taught me to value the truth. Mary Ann sends her love. Everything is fine at 28 Barbary Lane. Your loving son, MICHAEL
Armistead Maupin (More Tales of the City (Tales of the City #2))
And guns,” Pastor Pete quickly added. “They chose not to be a ‘weirdo’ or a ‘redneck’ by not owning a gun. Then—surprise, surprise—the gangs were running wild and they had no way to protect themselves. They had the chance to get a gun, but they didn’t want to look like a nut job by having one. They made lots of little choices to do the wrong thing. Now they’re in a world of hurt.” He continued, “You know, people in those Lima cities are getting what they wanted. Exactly what they wanted. They rejected liberty. They wanted ‘free’ stuff. Well, they got what they wanted:
Glen Tate (299 Days: The War)
Lo que Weirdo detesta de Abel: su docilidad, su fragilidad, su miedo, su incapacidad para enfrentarse a sus propias circunstancias y su cobardía. Sobre todo, su cobardía. Le odia cada vez que baja la cabeza y dice: "sí, madre". Cada vez que permite que le traten como si aún fuera un bebé. Cada vez que cumple órdenes que no entiende, que no comparte, que hace algo que él jamás haría. Por las venas de Weirdo bulle el deseo de rebelarse. Arrebatarle al otro, al dócil, al sumiso, al conformista, las riendas de su vida y, por una vez, hacer lo que le dé la gana. Por una vez...
Care Santos (Esta noche no hay luna llena)
We divide the world -to stop us feeling frightened- into wrong and into right, into black and into white, into real men and fairies, into status quo and scary We divide the world into terrorists and heroes, into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and pedos, yeah we want the world binary, binary, but it's not that simple. We divide the world into liberals and gun-freaks, into atheists and fundies, into tee-tot'lers and junkies, into chemical and natural, into fictional and factual, into science and supernatural, but it's actually, naturally, not that white and black From: The Fence (An Anthem to Ambivalence)
Tim Minchin
I eyed her. "You know I hang out with vampires, right? You could be scared of me like the others." She scoffed. "You and your pretty boys don't scare me." Jenna's mocking tone was soothing. If it wasn't for her and Hunter and Chloe, this whole transition thing would have been even worse. "Shush," I scolded her primly. "I am learning about the weirdo League of hunters who think they're in a comic book." "Your family now too." I drew back, horrified. "Excuse me, but after my parents, the Drakes are family. You lot are riffraff." "The riffiest." "That's not a word." "Is so." "What's it mean?" Jenna glanced at Tyson. "Help me out here, Ty. You're the smart one." He just shook his head. "Are you two always like this?" Jenna and I exchanged mischievous smiles. "We're just getting started. But I think we might be," I said.
Alyxandra Harvey (Blood Moon (Drake Chronicles, #5))
What’s it about this time?” I ask. “Pop Tarts,” Britt says. Hailey turns to us and points at Luke. “This jerk actually said they’re better warmed up in the microwave.” “Eww,” I say, instead of my usual “Ill,” and Maya goes, “Are you serious?” “I know, right?” says Hailey. “Jesus Christ!” Luke says. “I only asked for a dollar to buy one from the machine!” “You’re not wasting my money to destroy a perfectly good Pop Tart in a microwave.” “They’re supposed to be heated up!” he argues. “I actually agree with Luke,” Jess says. “Pop Tarts are ten times better heated up.” I move my shoulder so her head isn’t resting on it. “We can’t be friends anymore.” Her mouth drops open, and she pouts. “Fine, fine,” I say, and she rests her head on my shoulder with a wide grin. Total weirdo. I don’t know how she’ll survive without my shoulder when she graduates in a few months.
Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give six-chapter sample)
Like Alan, Jep turned his life around after overcoming the struggles of alcohol and drugs. He came to work for Duck Commander and found his niche as a videographer. He films the footage for our Duckmen videos and works with Willie on the Buck Commander videos. Jep is with us on nearly every hunt, filming the action from a distance. He knows exactly what we’re looking for in the videos and films it, downloads it, edits it, and sends it to the duplicator, who produces and distributes our DVDs. Having worked with the crew of Duck Dynasty over the last few years, I’ve noticed that most people who work in the film industry are a little bit weird. And Jep, my youngest son, is a little strange. It’s his personality-he’s easygoing, likable, and a lot more reserved than his brothers. But he’s the only one who will come up to me and give me a bear hug. He’ll just walk up and say, “Daddy, I need a hug.” The good news for Jep is that as far as the Duck Commander crowd goes, one thing is for sure: weirdos are in! We covet weirdos; they can do things we can’t because they’re so strange. You have to have two or three weirdos in your company to make it work. It’s truly been a blessing to watch Jep grow and mature and become a loving husband and father. He and his wife, Jessica, have four beautiful children.
Phil Robertson (Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander)
Suddenly, the wind got colder for a moment. Colder and fiercer. I had to hold my hair down, the blonde locks thick with mousse and hairspray, as they were being whipped around my face. Something caught my eye. Out in the dark yard, behind the huge maple tree, I saw movement—a dark figure shifting as if to hide behind the tree. A Peeping Tom? Creepy. And you always think in the city you’ll see the weirdos, and there I was in a small town, blatantly staring at a man watching me. Maybe it was Josh. But wouldn’t he just say hi and be my Romeo to his Juliet? Holding my hair to my face, I tried to focus my eyes. But with so little light behind the shape, it was hard to see clearly, and I lost it completely when it stopped moving. I squinted in disbelief at two red slits glowing mid-trunk on the tree. I would’ve thought they were cat’s eyes catching the light, but they seemed much too large and far too high up the trunk of the tree. Not to mention, they were red. If I didn’t know better, I would’ve thought they belonged to the dark figure hiding behind the tree trunk, but that had clearly been a man spying on me. What man had red eyes? I blinked several times, assuming it was a hallucination. When the red eyes didn’t leave and the figure didn’t move from the tree, my stomach sank and my heart raced, but I didn’t move. I was frozen in fear, no—terror. After
Tara Brown (Sunder)
Yep! I was twenty-six years old and an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America, and that’s all that most people knew about me. But beneath the surface, I was full of secrets: I was an addict, for one. A pillhead! I was also an alcoholic-in-training who drank warm Veuve Clicquot after work, alone in my boss’s office with the door closed; a conniving uptown doctor shopper who haunted twenty-four-hour pharmacies while my coworkers were at home watching True Blood in bed with their boyfriends; a salami-and-provolone-puking bulimic who spent a hundred dollars a day on binge foods when things got bad (and they got bad often); a weepy, wobbly hallucination-prone insomniac who jumped six feet in the air à la LeBron James and gobbled Valium every time a floorboard squeaked in her apartment; a tweaky self-mutilator who sat in front of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, digging gory abscesses into her bikini line with Tweezerman Satin Edge Needle Nose Tweezers; a slutty and self-loathing downtown party girl fellatrix rushing to ruin; and—perhaps most of all—a lonely weirdo who felt like she was underwater all of the time. My brains were so scrambled you could’ve ordered them for brunch at Sarabeth’s; I let art-world guys choke me out during unprotected sex; I only had one friend, a Dash Snow–wannabe named Marco who tried to stick syringes in my neck and once slurped from my nostrils when I got a cocaine nosebleed;
Cat Marnell (How to Murder Your Life)