“ There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don't fit into their box are weird. But I'll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance. ”
“ Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them. ”
“ So you're a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd! ”
“ You get lonely, is what it is. A person's not supposed to go through life with absolutely nobody. It's not normal. The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself. It's a loop and you gotta do something to get out of it. ”
“ I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all ”
“ Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all. ”
“ There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. ”
“ This is new to us, you know? Your mother's sorry. She's sorry that she hurt your feelings, and she wants you to invite your girlfriend over for dinner."
"So that she can make her feel bad and weird?"
"Well she is kind of weird, isn't she?"
Park didn't have the energy to be angry. He sighed and let his head fall back on the chair.
His dad kept talking. "Isn't that why you like her? ”
“ Well, writing novels is incredibly simple: an author sits down…and writes.
Granted, most writers I know are a bit strange.
Some, downright weird.
But then again, you’d have to be.
To spend hundreds and hundreds of hours sitting in front of a computer screen staring at lines of information is pretty tedious. More like a computer programmer. And no matter how cool the Matrix made looking at code seem, computer programmers are even weirder than authors. ”
“ Weird people don't care if they're weird. They are the most entertaining to converse with because nothing is off-limits. ”
“ I like weird. Conformity bores but is inescapable for the most part. We all follow something, even if it is following the goal of wanting to stand apart. We are a sea of ordinary people; it is always the quirk, the flaw or the ingenuity that stands out. ”
“ I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha! ”
“ If you think people in your life are normal, then you undoubtedly have not spent any time getting to know the abnormal side of them. ”
“ We read the weird tales in newspapers to crowd out the even weirder stuff inside us. ”
“ You're making me nervous by being so weird.
But your weirdness is what I like about you. ”
“ There really is no sense in pretending to be normal. Just be you because the moment you do, weirder things happen. Crazy comes back into fashion and every woman has to go out and find her some. ”
“ But why?" Vimbai whispered, overwhelmed with the weight of accumulated disbelief. "What is happening to us?"
"Who knows?" Maya shrugged. "Who cares? Enjoy it while you can, why don't you? There will be tons of boring shit in your life, okay? I promise. ”
“ Doesn't seem quite real. It's not meaningful. I can't quite imagine myself being 73. That's the age my father was! [Laughter.] How can I be his age? It's weird. ”
“ You want to be popular? It’s easy to do. Just be a total weirdo and love yourself for it. ”
“ I have long ago accepted that I am a little crazy and a little weird. It wasn't that exciting a revelation though. Turns out everyone is. ”
“ Weird here is something we aspire to, something we perfect, get degrees in, get awards for. ”
“ Latent brain functions can be enabled by force majeure
when we are facing the weirdness of an unknown reality. ”
“ There is a beautiful consistency about Buzzard; he is a porcupine among men, with his quills always flared. If he won a new car with a raffle ticket bought in his name by some momentary girlfriend, he would recognize it at once as a trick to con him out of a license fee. He would denounce the girl as a hired slut, beat up the raffle sponsor, and trade off the car for five hundred Seconals and a gold-handled cattle prod. ”
“ She could not trust people who wore all their "weird" on the outside. It left so little within to discover. ”
“ Perhaps it's understandable to be more jaded on one's second exposure to something strange. ”
“ I tell him, and I write it down as I go. It makes me feel better, as if the weirdness is flowing out of my blood and onto the page, through the dark point of the pen ”
“ That was the trouble with the supernatural, Vimbai thought--you didn't know what laws ruled it, and what was a coincidence and what was a sign and what was weird and what wasn't. It was like a whodunit, only the clues refused to be arranged into any sort of hierarchy or a straight narrative, and most of the time it wasn't even clear if they indeed were clues; a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces were blank. ”