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Inspiring Quotes

THAT CELEBRATE THE ESSENCE OF BEING A NERD

1. “Nerd:  One whose unbridled passion for something defines who they are as a person, without fear of other people's judgment.” – Zachary Levi

2. “So you're a little weird?  Work it!  A little different?  Own it!  Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!” – Mandy Hale

3.  “I fly my geek flag proudly.  Absolutely.” – LeVar Burton

 

4. “Someone who I would describe as a 'geek' or 'nerd' is a person who loves something to its greatest extent and then looks for other people who love it the same way so they can celebrate loving it together.” – Wil Wheaton

5. “All the geniuses and greats are really just nerds with experience.” – A.D. Posey

6. “I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else.  They were themselves.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson


7. I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer.” – Neil Armstrong

8. “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

9. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

10. “You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

11. “Friendship with Lewis compensates for much, and besides giving constant pleasure and comfort has done me much good from the contact with a man at once honest, brave, intellectual—a scholar, a poet, and a philosopher—and a lover, at least after a long pilgrimage, of Our Lord.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

12. “In Europe they call geeks ‘smart people,’ and frankly I think we live in a culture that doesn’t value intelligence enough; so I am very proud in saying that I am a geek.” – James Marsters

13. “The nerds are the ones that make the films and do loads of other really cool stuff in their life.” – Daniel Radcliffe

14. “When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek.  Now it’s a point of pride in a weird way.” – J.J. Abrams

15. “The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.'  What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature.  There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job.  No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.” – Terry Pratchett

16. “If you like nerds, raise your hand. If you don't, raise your standards.” – Violet Haberdasher

17. “I was kind of shy as a kid.  I was a pretty good student.  I was a wallflower, or nerd, if you will.” – Carol Burnett

18. “I think that nerds, if you want to call them that, have only gotten more hip and assimilated into the culture.” – Al Yankovic

19. “Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you'll end up working for one.” – Bill Gates

20. “Nerds get caught up in minutiae, because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.” – Chris Hardwick

21.  “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein

22. “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde

23. “I can see why you like it here, there's a thin layer of nerd all over everything.” – Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

24. “'At least I'm not a font nerd.'"
'A what?'
Matt smiled.  'You know.  People who love fonts.  There are people who go to a movie and get agitated because, while the movie is supposed to be set in 1962, the restaurant awning shown in the background of some scene is printed in Arras Bold, which wasn't invented until 1991, so clearly the producers of the movie are insane and should be beheaded.'” – Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love

25. “A lot of nerds aren't aware they're nerds.  A geek has thrown his hands up to the universe and gone, 'I speak Klingon - who am I fooling?  You win!  I'm just gonna openly like what I like.' Geeks tend to be a little happier with themselves.” – Patton Oswalt

26. “There's a lot of closeted nerds out there.” – Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory

27. “I confess I sometimes sneak a peek at 'The Big Bang Theory.' I chuckle at their antics. But I cringe when they portray physicists as clueless nerds who are doormats when it comes to picking up women.” – Michio Kaku

28. “At a nerd wedding, they don't say, 'I do.' They say, 'I accept the terms and conditions.'” – Will Ferrell

29. “I don't have a high IQ, but I've always liked nerds and quirky guys.” – Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory

30. “The nerds are my favourite sort of boys—any guy with a passion—whether it be physics or film or writing or poetry even; I think it’s super sweet, and it’s very attractive for a female.” – Theresa Palmer

31. “I get a lot that people have a hard time believing that I'm a nerd... but I grew up with a Nintendo controller in my hand.” – Zachary Levi

32. “Growing up, I was a nerd. With actual taped eyeglasses.” – Taye Diggs

33. “Nerd girls are the world’s most underutilized romantic resource.  And guys, do not tell me that nerd girls are not hot, because that shows a Paris Hilton-esque failure to understand hotness.” – John Green

34. “I was such a nerd, a complete geek, but then I was lucky enough to have a fancy career, where I can be like 'See, I'm not a nerd.  Look, I'm in 'Vogue.'” – Brooke Shields

35. “I acted out a lot. I was very nerdy. I was very isolated, which I made up for by kind of talking and trying to entertain people and get them to like me, so I did theatre and improv in high school and college, but always as a hobby.” – Aisha Tyler

36. I've always been a fan of science fiction. My family, we all used to watch 'Star Trek' together, which is kind of a nerdy family activity.” – Olivia Wilde

37. “I always have said from the beginning of my career that I was going for the 'Geek Trifecta' because I'm such a total geek.  I want to be in everything that has to do with the things that I enjoyed when I was a kid, which was 'Battlestar Galactica,' and being in 'Big Bang Theory,' and being in video games.” – Katee Sackhoff

38. “If anyone tells you it's impossible to be fabulous and smart and make a ton of money using math, well, they can just get in line behind you—and kiss your math.” – Danica McKellar