No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who's always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don't exist.

— Chris Hardwick

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We're not in an information age anymore. We're in the information management age.

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When you don't take an aggressive role in shaping your thoughts, feelings, and perceptions, you become a helpless passenger floating through the universe like a ghost ship, merely reacting to wherever it takes you.

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Nerds get caught up in minutiae, because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.

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It's very easy to attack ourselves. Even comforting in its familiarity, but you must resist this urge at all costs. Dwelling on the past or your perceived flaws will do nothing but keep you under emotional house arrest and hamper your progress. Commit yourself to growth and reward yourself with kindness for choosing to do so!

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Bowling is all physics and energy distribution.

It's F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.

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If you're able to build from your falls you'll be unstoppable and damn near fearless. You see, every time you fall down and get back up, you add another piece of body armor to yourself. You learn what not to do, how to do better, and how to create comfort through practice.

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I've seen nerdists make tributes to their obsessions out of Legos that are like works of art. It just goes to show you how pervasive this stuff has become in our culture. It really is an ideology that you can subscribe to now.

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No matter what tricks you use or what decisions you make, go easy on yourself as someone who's on a never-ending quest for improvement.

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I almost think of nerd brains as rattlesnake venom;

like, you can milk it. You can milk the pulpy venom out of the nerd brain and use it for good if you want to.

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Steal moments of happiness if you have to, and then collect them until they are the dominant images in your psyche.

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Humans cannot produce viable offspring with our closest animal cousin: the chimpanzee. We cannot impregnate a chimp. So you know what that means? No condoms.

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I don't know if I'm a Twitter addict.

That seems kind of harsh. I would say it's more that I'm seriously involved. That it's a long-term relationship - like a girlfriend, which my actual girlfriend loves to hear.

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About Chris Hardwick

Quotes 153 sayings
Profession Comedian
Birthday November 23, 1971

Steve Martin said that philosophy is good for comedy because it screws up your thinking just enough, and I agree with that. Being forced to see life's metadata is good training for looking for interesting angles on a topic.

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The idea of the archetypal nerd is totally blurred these days.

So many people of this current generation have grown up with technology and video games. It's just a part of the world now, a part of our shared culture.

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Long ago you may have given up control of your brain and set it on autopilot either because it just felt like too much work. And it is work! But for me, this work was well worth it for the prospect of not waking up sad every day.

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I've gone from being bullied by jocks as a kid to being bullied by nerds as an adult.

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Being constructively critical is good, as long as your purpose is to improve your methods for future endeavors. Lying in bed and replaying failures and telling yourself you're stupid is a tremendous disservice to your efforts and what you can offer the world.

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I think for a lot of people, bowling is sort of a joke.

But I love it, and it means a lot to me, so any chance to help promote it or celebrate it or not make the hackiest jokes - 'Bowlers are like plumbers and they wear the craziest shirts!' - I'm way into.

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I'm fascinated by people's process. Everyone's process is a little bit different, and just to see the different paths that people take to get where they are is really interesting to me.

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A lot of people complain in the year 2003 that it's not the world of tomorrow as foreseen in the 1950s. 'Where are the flying cars?' people say. 'Where are the robots who bring us blue drinks and warn us of danger?' Alright. We don't have those things, specifically, folks, but you know what we do have? Laser vaginal rejuvenation surgery.

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There's something about shooting webs out of my wrists and climbing up things that just makes me happy.

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I spent a lot of time bowling as a kid, mostly because I grew up in bowling alleys. They were kind of my playgrounds.

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While the liberal media elite depict the bowler as a chubby guy with a comb-over and polyester pants, the reality is that bowling is one of the most tech-heavy sports today. Robotic pinsetters and computerized scoring were just the beginning.

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I think the mistake a lot of people make with new media is they just focus on one thing. But any one thing - just doing podcasts or just having a website or just doing television - isn't enough anymore.

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If you have the opportunity to try different things, you should try different things and step outside your comfort zone and see what works and what doesn't work.

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Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl.

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Jokes that make me laugh out loud when I write them almost always bomb. I have no idea why.

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Fleetwood Mac is just one of my all-time favorite bands.

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You can't touch the strippers. Why are you paying to not touch someone? That is weird. How do you win in that situation? That is like walking into a deli, starving, and being like, 'Here's $300 - can I stare at the roast beef? Better yet, I'll sit down in this chair and you can mash it around my mouth and balls.

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The 'Hipster Nerds' like stuff because they hate it. It's like they ironically like it.

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Comic-Con is nerd Christmas. People go wanting to have fun.

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The thing about hipsters is that they take very seriously trying to make themselves look like they don't take themselves seriously.

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When I was growing up, I was as socially outcast as any nerd could possibly be.

I was in the chess club, I brought D&D stuff to school, I had every game system you could imagine, I spent countless hours at arcades, computer camp, loud presence in the Latin Club. All that stuff.

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Playing Xbox for 23 hours straight is cool and all, but I'm going to teach you how to spend time on things in your life that will get you the following two things: paid and laid.

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If you do a joke that's really old, then what happens is people on Reddit and Twitter just go, 'Real original, you're just doing old jokes!' But bands do it all the time.

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If you wish to achieve any success in this life, do your best to surround yourself with an orgy of good choices.

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We just make stuff that we think is funny and fun, and I think that's the most you can do. I think if you're chasing virality, it just feels desperate.

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If you have laser-like brain it's not always focused on the most productive things. If you want to play Halo: Reach all day, that's fine, but if you want to accomplish some other things, here are some ways to do that using your innate nerd gifts.

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It changed my whole outlook. I lost a decade to self-pity, and the next thing I knew I was turning 40.

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I do lots of crowd work in my set, because I enjoy writing material through riffing and conversation.

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When you look at your freelance career, it's really like a mall.

And if you look at a mall, it's a self-contained system that has a flow and logic to it. You'll probably have one or two really bigger jobs, those are like your anchor stores.

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Stand-up isn't something I just sit down and start writing - it's ideas you come up with in the shower, while you're driving, waiting in line.

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I don't know why people don't want to talk about their numbers.

I guess in a sense, there's a bit of performer nudity, a bit of ego nudity when you expose your numbers, I guess because someone's are higher or someone's are lower. I've never really talked about the numbers with anyone, so maybe I'm not supposed to.

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I made a lot of changes in my life between my twenties and thirties, and it all sort of revolves around how I think people with nerdier brains tend to problem-solve and approach things differently then "norms."

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Any time you're lucky enough to get on a show people watch, it's a good thing.

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Real philosophy is like trying to read an alarm system installation manual in Korean.

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Just as someone who's been interested in radio and programming for so long, I can usually tell when an interviewer is doing a segment just to fill a programming slot. They ask questions, but they don't care about the answers.

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Television and movies just take so long.

If you pitch a show or develop a project, it can be a year before your show even gets on the air, if it gets picked up. Just the concept of "I had this idea" and within a week it was in the world, that was a part of why it felt weirdly empowering as a performer.

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Comment threads are the new therapy for people.

They just go and post the worst things they can think of because they feel bad, and then other people start attacking them, and then they attack back.

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