Quotes from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Felicia Day ·  272 pages

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“It’s hard being weird. No—it’s hard living in a culture that makes it hard.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“Knowing yourself is life's eternal homework”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“If someone’s takeaway from this story is “Felicia Day said don’t study!,” I’ll punch you in the face. But I AM saying don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for anyone else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson for you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. Being perfect . . . not so much.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“There are enough negative forces in this world—don’t let the pessimistic voice that lives inside you get away with that stuff, too. That voice is NOT a good roommate.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“The internet is amazing because it connects us with one another. But it’s also horrific because . . . it connects us with one another.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



“No matter what you feel is holding you back in life, you can attempt anything.

Repeat that motivational cup sentence until it gets in your gut and doesn’t sound like something stupid on a Hallmark card, because it is the basis for anything that will make you happy in this world.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“When we graduate from childhood into adulthood, we're thrown into this confusing, Cthulhu-like miasma of life, filled with social and career problems, all with branching choices and no correct answers.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“I've always felt like a failure inside if I'm not already a success, if that makes any sense.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“We have to dig and experiment and figure out who the hell we are from birth to death, which is super inconvenient, right?”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“I know I shouldn’t introduce my own memoir with this amount of insecurity, but my personal life philosophy is always to assume the worst, then you’re never disappointed. BAM! Highlight that previous sentence, baby!”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



“Once you tell people exactly what you will and won’t do, it’s amazing how they’ll adjust. Or they won’t. And then an opportunity or relationship goes away. And that’s okay.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“We’re all a garbage dump of dysfunction, but if you get in there and churn the problems, they turn to mulch faster so new things can grow out of them.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“A lot of people mock fandom and fan fiction, like it's lazy to base your own creativity and passion on someone else's work. But some of us need a stepping-stone to start. What's wrong with finding joy in making something, regardless of the inspiration?”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“But the heart of my story is that the world opened up for me once I decided to embrace who I am—unapologetically. My story demonstrates that there’s no better time in history to have a dream and be able to reach an audience with your art. Or just be as weird as you want to be and not have to be ashamed. That lesson’s just as legit.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“No matter how lonely and isolated and starved for connection you are, there’s always the possibility in the online world that you can find a place to be accepted, or discover a friendship that’s started with the smallest of interests but could last a lifetime.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



“I was obsessed. I couldn't stop myself. It was not healthy, but I couldn't stop. I didn't feel like there was anything else in my life to stop for. We all have periods of our life when we're trapped doing something we hate and we develop habits that have nothing to do with our long-term goals to fill the downtime, right? I hope you identify with that idea. It's the only way I can explain becoming so emotionally invested in a video game that I would get in my car and drive around town sobbing if my internet went out.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“Imagine saying to someone, “I have a kidney problem, and I’m having a lot of bad days lately.” Nothing but sympathy, right? “What’s wrong?” “My mom had that!” “Text me a pic of the ultrasound!” Then pretend to say, “I have severe depression and anxiety, and I’m having a lot of bad days lately.” They just look at you like you’re broken, right? Unfixable. Inherently flawed. Maybe not someone they want to hang around as much? Yeah, society sucks.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“Nobody should feel lonely or embarrassed about liking something. Except for illegal sex picture stuff. And murder and dogfighting...”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“Your qualification for finding a place to belong is enthusiasm and passion, and I think that’s a beautiful thing. No one should feel lonely or embarrassed about liking something.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“...make sure if you're working hard at something it's in a subject you actually want to remember something about ten years later.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



“One semester later I did, indeed, graduate with a 4.0. I had done it. And after that, my GPA did . . . Nothing. I never planned on going to graduate school. I wasn’t applying for jobs that used grades as a measurement. I didn’t need that GPA for any single reason other than to SAY I had it and impress people. I could turn this into an argument for “Let’s reward a high GPA after college in LIFE! Can we get priority seating on Southwest? A free monthly refill at Starbucks? SOMETHING to make four years of my life chasing this arbitrary number WORTH it?!” (Great idea. Never gonna happen.) Or I could argue that if I’d been easier on myself and gotten 10 percent worse grades I could have had 50 percent more friendships and fun. If someone’s takeaway from this story is “Felicia Day said don’t study!,” I’ll punch you in the face. But I AM saying don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for anyone else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson for you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. Being perfect . . . not so much.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“Growing up without being judged by other kids allowed me to be okay with liking things no one else liked.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“An uncredited study she read once said, quote, “Girls become really stupid in science after they get their period, so you’d better learn as much as possible before that happens.” I had such anxiety about this “clearly proven” biological fact that I was studying calculus by the age of twelve. When I finally got my period, I cried, not because I was growing up, but because I had just learned derivatives and really enjoyed doing them. I was scared that estrogen would wipe the ability to do them from my brain.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“I think fan conventions are the epitome of what is fantastic about the internet. And probably why they’ve become so much more popular in the last several years. You’re never weird when you’re surrounded by people who are weird like you, right?”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“Because if you can’t be your own weird self on the internet, where can you be? And what would be the point?”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



“We are born an empty bookshelf.
Life is what we fill it with.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“do the work you love. And love yourself.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“It was like Cheers. But where absolutely no one knew your name.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“I was trained to get an A in life from everyone, so I never learned how to take care of myself even if I had a right to.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)


“You have a finite number of toothpaste tubes you will ever consume while on this planet. Make the most of that clean tooth time. For yourself.”
― Felicia Day, quote from You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



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Felicia Day
Born place: Huntsville, AL, The United States
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