Nicola Griffith quotes

  • I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.

  • I have a really great family, and when Im not filming, I go home and walk the dogs, take out the garbage, clean my room, all that stuff. My family and my friends keep me in line, and make sure I dont get crazy.

  • [I]n communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes.

  • I'm pretty obsessive-compulsive and I'm very fast. I tend to not write for a long period of time until I can't not write, and then I write first drafts in gallops. I won't eat right. I forget to do my laundry. I have a dog now, and I have to remember to walk him. When I write, that takes over and I can't do anything else. There's something exciting about that free fall, but then my life gets really screwed up. I've lost lots of relationships because of my having to ignore everything.

  • Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.

  • I joke, but I only half joke, that if you come to one of our hospitals missing a limb, no one will believe you till they get a CAT scan, MRI, or orthopedic consult.

  • Then it suddenly and theatrically began to clean itself in the way cats do when they want you to know what a big deal you aren't.

  • This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.

  • Say, Nana... You look like stray cat, wild and proud. But I can see the wound in your heart. At the time I just thought it was cool. I never realized how hurt you were.

  • When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off.