A. Lee Martinez quotes

  • Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Reality #Looks #Fruitcake

  • Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Writing #Waiting #Waiter

  • I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Believe #Simple #Desire

  • Because life is complicated and difficult. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't truly lived.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Life Is #Complicated #Life Is Complicated

  • To worry is to acknowledge that the world is unpredictable, and there is power in understanding one's own powerlessness at times. But too often worry takes on life of its own. Men are quite prone to this. They'll plague themselves with so many 'what if's and 'if only's that they soon forget to ponder the true possibilities before them. Which inevitably lead to poor decisions. Whatever happens will happen. Sometimes we have say over the future. Sometimes we don't. Either way, worrying alone never accomplishes anything.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Men #Worry #Decision

  • Ned passed the next few minutes quietly not dying in his office, and was pleased with how well it was going. He'd stayed alive longer, but now that he was concentrating on it, it felt more like an accomplishment.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Accomplishment #Office #Dying

  • Death should take more care with his paperwork.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Care #Should #Paperwork

  • Terrible errors are rarely made all at once. Usually they are performed one small misstep at a time.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Errors #Made #Terrible

  • In the middle of nowhere, along a quiet stretch of road, the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Men #Two #Creepy

  • He gives me the hairy eyeball, and asks me to help him find his pancreas.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Giving #Helping #Pancreas

  • Quiet descended, a silence so consuming that even the drafty corridors ceased whistling. Bog wasn't certain where to look, so he solved the problem by plucking out his eyes and sticking them in a drawer.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Eye #Silence #Looks

  • It was one thing to hide away from the world. It was quite another to discover the world didn't miss you when you were gone.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Missing #Gone #World