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22 Spectacular Warren Ellis Quotes

Warren Ellis is an English comic book writer, novelists, and known as co-creater of several original comic series. A native of the United Kingdom, Ellis has won several awards and been nominated for the Short Award for Literature and Best in Weird. Here is a look at some of the best Warren Ellis quotes ever recorded.

“Be authentic to your dreams. Be authentic to your own idea about yourself. Grind away at your own minds and bodies until you become your own invention. Be Mad Scientists.”

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

“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.”

“Don’t live with writers. Writers are bastards.”

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

“He was in blue jeans and a work shirt, which is another weird quirk of Rich Old Men. Just one of the guys here. Blue jeans and a work shirt, salt of the earth, working man like yourself.”

“I want vasopressin, washed caffeine, Jumpstart, ginkgo biloba, guarana, and any intelligence enhancer introduced in the last five years.”

“I was having a mildly paranoid day, mostly due to the fact that the mad priest lady from over the river had taken to nailing weasels to my front door again.”

“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?”

“Journalism is just a gun. It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.”

“My neck and shoulders are killing me. Hard to focus on writing about murder, doom, shagging, our hopeless future & other comedy etc etc.”

“Read comics. All comics. And then cut them open to steal their power.”

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

“The book is almost always better than the movie. You could have no better case in point than FROM HELL, Alan Moore’s best graphic novel to date, brilliantly illustrated by Eddie Campbell.”

“The single simplest reason why human space flight is necessary is this, stated as plainly as possible: keeping all your breeding pairs in one place is a retarded way to run a species.”

“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.”

“What if I left my memory in the future and I have to catch up to it?”

“What? I bring joy to the world. I am filled with mirth and sunlight. Also, I am Batman.”

“Wolves ate even mighty hunters, for there was no honor or code among predators, and everyone’s guts steam the same way when torn open on a cold night.”

“Writing is basically a job for people who like punching themselves in the face, I’m pretty sure.”

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

The award winning writer of graphic novels, Warren Ellis, stops by Google New York to discuss his newest novel, “Normal.”

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