Top 29 Warren Ellis Quotes



Dance like you’re stamping on a human face forever, love like you’ve been in a serious car crash that minced the front of your brain, stab like no one can arrest you, and live like there’s no such thing as God.


Drinking is fun! It makes me feel horrible and sexy!


You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.


Writer’s block? I’ve heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn’t a writer anymore. I’m sorry, but the job is getting up in the fucking morning and writing for a living.


These things are going to look primitive to you, but you have to remember that we’re not stupid. We have the same intelligence as you. We simply don’t have the same cumulative knowledge you do. So we apply our intelligence to what we have.


Think about it; the quicktank is given a job most of us would laugh out of town. Build a sophisticated camera capable of full 3-D input and peripheral pickup, using only water and jelly.Build an eye.


The future sneaks up on us. It leaks in through the small, ordinary things.


The two most dangerous things in the world are rich people and crazy people.


Time was this place didn’t make sense and I could live with it. Either it’s changed, or I have.


Mister Sun wondered if he really believed it was true that the heart is just a pump.


To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better.


Being a nun wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and the sex was shit.


That was a stupid idea I made up while drunk. Why did someone build that?


IT TOOK a conscious effort for Tallow to keep his hand off his gun as he walked up the apartment building’s stairs. There was no threat here. He told himself that with every step. But every step held memory.


By four o’clock, I’ve discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


There are many good reasons for drinking, and one’s just entered my head: If you don’t drink when you’re living, how the fuck can you drink when you’re dead?


The elevator doors opened to reveal a very large man brandishing a bloodstained antique phone receiver in a plastic bag and proclaiming, “I found this up him!””You know,” said Tallow, “I really have no response to that.


Jim Rosato was recently married, to a Greek nurse. Rosato was half Irish and half Italian, and there was a pool on at the 1st as to which of the two would arrive at work wearing the other’s skin as a hat within the year.


If contemporary literary fiction doesn’t read a bit like science fiction then it’s probably not all that contemporary, is it


If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?


You people don’t know what the truth is! It’s there, just under the bullshit, but you never look! That’s what I hate most about this fucking city– Lies are news and truth is obsolete!


I was happiest when I was working for myself. Setting my own goals. Improving my own skills… Take control of your world.


There’s one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it’s one word long— PEOPLE. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It’s people that kill every revolution.


I can’t solve any problems. All I can do is try to make sure people can’t avoid noticing them.


You want to go out to dinner sometime?Sorry, no. I’m married, not hungry, infected with seven unknown diseases, gay, pregnant with lizards and clinically dead.


Scotch whisky is made from barley and the morning dew on angel’s nipples.


At the departure gate, a drunken airport security woman was handing out box cutters to the passengers.


Half the time he seems autistic, the rest of the time he’s like a lizard jacked full of lithium and speed. These things do not promote love in most of us.



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