Book Quotes by Ernest Cline

Ernest Christy Cline is an American novelist, slam poet, and screenwriter. He is known for his novels Ready Player One and Armada; he also co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg.

The best Book Quotes

I have to avoid things like 'World of Warcraft' or 'Minecraft', otherwise I'd never get any work done.

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Everything you could ever want to happen happened to me when 'Ready Player One' came out.

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Many species lack the ability to defy their own animal instincts and allow their intellect to prevail.

IntelligenceErnest Cline in Armada
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The apple had fallen right next to the crazy tree.

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I know that the future is scary at times. But there's just no escaping it.

FutureErnest Cline in Armada
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I’d spent my entire life overdosing on uncut escapism, willingly allowing fantasy to become my reality.

ImaginationErnest Cline in Armada
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If there were other civilizations out there, why would they ever want to make contact with humanity? If this was how we treated each other, how much kindness could we possibly show to some race of bug-eyed beings from beyond?

HumanityErnest Cline in Armada
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Now whenever I watched a Star Wars film, I found myself wondering how the Empire had the technology to make long-distance holographic phone calls between planets light-years apart, and yet no one had figured out how to make a remote-controlled TIE Fighter or X-Wing yet.

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That’s how you know you’ve mastered a videogame - when a bunch of butt-hurt crybabies start to accuse you of cheating in an effort to cope with the beatdown they’ve just suffered at your hands.

Video gamesErnest Cline in Armada
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That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.

RealityErnest Cline in Ready Player One
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I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.

Food, RealityErnest Cline in Ready Player One
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For a bunch of hairless apes, we've actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things.

ProgressErnest Cline in Ready Player One
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People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.

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Going outside is highly overrated.

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No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.

SatisfactionErnest Cline in Ready Player One
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Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.

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You'd be amazed how much research you can get done when you have no life whatsoever.

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Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.

Video gamesErnest Cline in Ready Player One
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'You’re evil, you know that?' I said.
She grinned and shook her head. 'Chaotic Neutral, sugar.'

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One person can keep a secret, but not two.

BlasphemyErnest Cline in Ready Player One
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You're probably wondering what's going to happen to you. That's easy. The same thing is going to happen to you that has happened to every other human being who has ever lived. You're going to die. We all die. That's just how it is.

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