Hugh Howey Quotes


We devolve into animals when we creep near to death.

It was the hubris of each generation to think this anew to think that their time was special that all things would come to an end with them.

Here was the love and violence in the hearts of men all for their women

The best kisses in the world take place at night in the ocean with two naked bodies coiled around one another only the stars to keep them company.

Living frugally is one of the best things an author can do to prepare for their career.

It's easy to forgo distractions and to not accumulate things when you have a larger goal on the horizon.

Where's the everlasting peace? Is there even such a thing? Or do we war like alien races war eternally against ourselves?

A seed of hope caught a taste of moisture. Some wishful kernel buried deep where he was loathe to acknowledge it lest it poison or choke him began to sprout.

When there's only God to blame we forgive him. When it's our fellow man we destroy him.

It was a sad loss this illusion of importance a humbling blow.

Heroes didn't win. The heroes were whoever happened to win. History told their story -- the dead didn't say a word. All of it was bullshit.

Run we think as buildings crumble. Run as people perish.

Predict the inevitable" she said "and you're bound to be right one day.

some things are better off back in the past. Where they belong.

There were certain things learned so young and remembered so deep that they felt like little stones in the center of her mind.

Statistics were magic like this: they could tell you with near-certainty that a thing would occur without a hint of when or where.

What we do going forward defines who we are." Juliette Pg. 397

I'd rather excite the imagination of a legion of readers and make pennies from each of them than hold off for a larger chunk of change from only a handful of fans.

That's the problem with the truth " Darcy said. "Liars and honest men both claim to have it.

I'm coming for you. I'm coming home I'm coming to clean

Sometimes a thing needed opening before closure was found.

I use social media not to ask new people to like my stuff. I use social media to connect with that one reader who likes my stuff.

It turned out that some crooked things looked even worse when straightened. Some tangled knots only made sense once unraveled.

He thought of men like Hitler Stalin and Napoleon. All it took was a lot of seemingly decent people to put the wrong person in power and then fall under their spell.

Fiction challenges us and works its miracles by placing us in the skin of another human being and teaching us empathy.

It's because fear sells. It's because war is sport. And it's also very good business.

What we control " Juliette said "is our actions once fate puts us there.

I'm such a huge fan of fan fiction to me it's a great way for readers to become writers. It's like putting the training wheels on for writing.

And the stains would never wash out. That's what Lukas was saying. She would always have hurt her father. Was that the way to phrase it? Always have had. It was immortal tense. A new rule of grammar.

Even in the darkness his smile threw shadows.

Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one's conscience to get in the way.

Evan Price is not a man to be questioned. He is a man who will question you.

One of the many things that surprised me about 'Wool' is how many of its fans don't consider themselves science fiction readers.

Imagination just wasn't up to the task of understanding unique and foreign sensations. It knew only how to dampen or augment what it already knew. - Juliette Pg. 139

I am about to die. It is September 11 and every cell in my body is acutely aware of my looming demise. The certainty of it. The inevitability. Not years from now not weeks nor days. Moments.

My life is too tight he wanted to say. My skin is too tight. The walls are too tight.