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Andy Weir Quotes

34 of the best book quotes from Andy Weir
  1. #1
    “I wonder if they’ll ever find out what really happened. I’ve been so busy staying alive I never thought of what this must be like for my parents.”
  2. #2
    “Sirius 1 was aborted after one hour. I guess you could call it a ‘failure,’ but I prefer the term ‘learning experience.‘”
  3. #3
    “Hey don’t get me wrong, I’m not a mama’s boy or anything. It’s totally manly and normal for me to cling to a letter from my mom.”
    author
    Andy Weir
    book
    The Martian
    character
    Mark Watney
    concept
    mothers
  4. #4
    “I think about the sheer number of people who pulled together and I can barely comprehend it. My crewmates sacrificed a year of their lives to come back for me.”
  5. #5
    “Mark Watney’s prolonged mission and fight for survival are giving us more knowledge about Mars then the rest of the Ares program combined.”
  6. #6
    “You probably think losing a crewman is the worst thing that can happen. Not true. Losing the whole crew is worse. You kept that from happening.”
  7. #7
    “It wasn’t your fault. In your position I would have done the same thing. I don’t blame you, and I’m glad you survived.”
  8. #8
    “Everywhere I go, I’m the first. Step outside the rover? First guy ever to be there! Climb a hill? First guy to climb that hill.”
  9. #9
    “They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially “colonized” it. So technically, I colonized Mars.”
  10. #10
    “The entire focus of NASA will be to bring Mark Watney home. This will be our overriding and singular obsession until he is either back on Earth or confirmed dead on Mars.”
    author
    Andy Weir
    book
    The Martian
    character
    Mark Watney
    concept
    heroes
  11. #11
    “They did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true.”
  1. #12
    “Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped.”
  2. #13
    “It just goes to show,” Teddy said. “Love of science is universal across all cultures.”
  3. #14
    “I’ve been in mortal danger for months; I’m kind of used to it now. But I’m nervous again. Dying would suck, but my crewmates dying would be way worse.”
    author
    Andy Weir
    book
    The Martian
    character
    Mark Watney
    concepts
    lossdeath
  4. #15
    “I had this bad habit of checking my bank account every day, as if compulsively looking at it would make it grow. But the banking software wasn’t interested in my dreams.”
  5. #16
    “That’s how justice works around here. We don’t have jails or fines. If you commit a serious crime, we exile you to Earth. For everything else, there’s Rudy.”
  6. #17
    “Jazz, I’m a businessman. My whole jobs is exploiting underutilized resources. And you are a massively underutilized resource.”
  7. #18
    “This is my first visit to the moon. I’m like a kid in a candy store! I’ve always been a fan of science fiction. I grew up watching Star Trek. Now I get to live it!”
  8. #19
    ″‘Why not start your own company?’
    He snorted. ‘If only it were that easy. It’s impossible to compete with Sanchez. Literally impossible.‘”
  9. #20
    “It’s a small town, Jazz. I keep my ear to the ground.”
  10. #21
    “This moment right now-is where we decide what kind of city Artemis is going to be. We can either act now, or let our home degenerate into syndicate rule for generations. This isn’t some theoretical scenario. They burned down a business. They murdered two people. There’s a huge amount of money in play - they’re not going to stop.”
  11. #22
    “I live in Artemis, the first (and so far, only) city on the moon. It’s made of five huge spheres called ‘bubbles.‘”

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  1. #23
    “If you’d stop coddling criminals like Jazz, we’d get along better.”
  2. #24
    “‘Thanks for always being in my corner. It means a lot to me.’
    ‘Sure.’ He craned his neck around to look up at me. ‘I’ll always be there for you, Jazz.‘”
  3. #25
    ″‘Are you a supervillain or something?’ I gestured to the screen. ‘I mean come on.‘”
  4. #26
    ″‘Did you draw this with your left hand or something?’
    ‘I’m not an artist, okay?’
    He pinched his chin. ‘Art quality aside, this is an elegant design.‘”
  5. #27
    “That’s the thing about crying yourself to sleep. When you wake up, the problems are still there.”
  6. #28
    “On a scale from one to ‘invade Russia in winter,’ how stupid is this plan?”
  7. #29
    “But by the end of it I had a plan. And like all good plans, it required a crazy Ukrainian guy.”
  8. #30
    “Five a.m. was a largely theoretical concept to me. I knew it existed, but I rarely observed it. Nor did I want to.”
  9. #31
    ″‘Man lessons,’ he said. ‘Someday I’ll give you man lessons.‘”
  10. #32
    “Your suit is your responsibility. It failed. That means you failed.”
  11. #33
    “It’s only one-sixth Earth’s gravity. Walking doesn’t take much energy.”
  12. #34
    “Thanks to our low gravity, no one got hurt falling to the ground. A few scrapes and bruises is all.”
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