"I don’t care much for cooking or eating but I care deeply about food. Food is how we extract energy from the stars. Food is all that staves off entropy."
The second sentence is made of win
"The determination of David Cameron to press ahead with legalising gay marriage opens up the possibility of a lesbian queen giving birth to a future monarch by artificial insemination, Lord Tebbit has warned."
I must have read a short story where this was the centre of the plot. Without any mention of Lord Tebbit, however.
Gay marriage bill may lead to ‘lesbian queen and artificially inseminated heir’ | Society | guardian.co.uk
"What I find to be very bad advice is the snappy little sentence, “Write what you know.” It is the most tiresome and stupid advice that could possibly be given. If we write simply about what we know we never grow. We don’t develop any facility for languages, or an interest in others, or a desire to travel and explore and face experience head-on. We just coil tighter and tighter into our boring little selves. What one should write about is what interests one."
— ANNIE PROULX (via kadrey)
"Looking into the camera, the prime minister continued: “Go and join UKIP then, you bunch of mouth-breathing dipshits. Try and out crazy each other until you fall to the ground, writhing and speaking in tongues like some mental, Southern Baptist weirdo."
— It was me that called them swivel-eyed loons, says Cameron
"The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was swamped in a sea of mixed metaphors. For some reason they found something funny in sentences such as “His eyes went white, like a shark about to attack.” They even say my books are packed with banal and superfluous description, thought the 5ft 9in man. He particularly hated it when they said his imagery was nonsensical. It made his insect eyes flash like a rocket."
— Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown - Telegraph
"Zachary Quinto’s eyebrows are a thing of wonder. They sit on his forehead like cat’s tails, arching and twitching as he speaks, lending everything he says a subtle emphasis. After a few minutes in their company, you become quite mesmerised by their expressive movements. It’s not inconceivable that Zachary Quinto’s eyebrows could have a successful Hollywood career all of their own."
"Say what you like about Russell T Davies but he made the show run on time"
— Console Room - The Timing Terror
"I often think about M&M’s World. It’s a sweets mall in Leicester Square that appears to have been built from comedowns, the adopted home of anxiety disorders, where M&Ms stand around, 6ft tall, eyes the size of cats, pretending they’re people."
He suggested a possible cultural exchange “to go down and understand the delights of Croydon”.
“I’m sure the ponds of South Norwood have their merits and it is flattering that they wish to emulate our natural environment, albeit in a modest way.”
— BBC News - Lake District name claim by South Norwood tourist group
"All of the bottles used must previously have contained one of the world’s most collectible Californian cult wines - ‘Nudus Imperator’, which are poured away undrunk in order to make way for Reductio ad Absurdam."
— World’s first €1million bottle of wine goes on sale today
"Indeed, reached by Tor.com via e-mail for comment, Scalzi responded with a rambling, disjointed screed that did not touch on “Shadow War of the Night Dragons” the musical, but offered up an “enemies list,” which included Sabourin, DiCostanzo, Kahn, LaBute, Nichols and Auburn, various online critics, several professionals in the publishing industry, the small island nation of Turks and Caicos, and fifth president of the United States of America James Monroe. “I WILL MAKE REFRESHING SMOOTHIES OF THEIR BONES,” Scalzi wrote (all caps his), in one of the more coherent sentences."
— The Shadow War of the Night Dragons Musical: Is It On Its Way? | Tor.com