Martin Compston quotes

  • Let me tell you, though: being the smartest boy in the world wasn’t easy. I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t want this. On the contrary, it was a huge burden. First, there was the task of keeping my brain perfectly protected. My cerebral cortex was a national treasure, a masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel of brains. This was not something that could be treated frivolously. If I could have locked it in a safe, I would have. Instead, I became obsessed with brain damage.

  • The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.

  • There's life outside Backstreet Boys that is going on and continuing.

  • And you've got a boy right there who looks at you like he would drink your bathwater if you'd ask him!

  • In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument , and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled.

  • One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

  • If you watch any John Hughes film of the eighties, that was my childhood experience.

  • I'm sure I had low-level scurvy all of my childhood.

  • That is how you know you've left childhood behind-when you wish for time to go backward.

  • Childhood is but change made gay and visible ...