Words matter. These are the best Wil Wheaton Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
People who don’t want to give a creator money are never going to give a creator money.
To be sure, anonymity online has it uses and is very important. Governments hoover up people’s telephone and e-mail records without oversight, and companies track astonishingly granular personal information.
I obviously pursued a career in the arts but always wondered if I had just been supported a little more in math, as opposed to it being ‘a thing I had to learn,’ how that would have changed things for me.
Anonymity, in some cases a key civil liberty, also enables society’s worst actors.
I want people to understand and embrace that the art that inspires our technological dreams is just as important as the tech it helps us create.
When a person makes fun of you, when a person is cruel to you, it has nothing to do with you. It’s not about what you said. It’s not about what you did. It’s not about what you love. It’s about them feeling bad about themselves.
I’m basically a professional nerd, and I’m still not cool. I’m around people who are cool sometimes, and I know I’m not them. But that’s OK; I don’t care.
I would love to find myself in a position where I have to decide, ‘Gosh, do I want to be on a series?’
When you say a ‘former child star,’ you may as well say ‘failed child star.’
It’s nearly impossible to enforce actual consequences in video games at the moment, but at a table, sitting face-to-face across a tabletop game, or even playing at a LAN party, sportsmanship matters.
‘Ghost Adventures,’ ‘Mountain Monsters,’ weird alien UFO shows like ‘Ancient Aliens.’ The people who are self-appointed experts in these fields are really a series of national treasures.
I fell in love with Dungeons & Dragons, and the storytelling of it, and the weird dice, and the fact that it didn’t use a traditional board. It felt like I was a part of something special and almost kind of like a secret club because a lot of people didn’t know what it was and didn’t understand it.
Being a nerd is not about what you love; it’s about the way you love it.
Even when I was little and going on auditions, it was clear who was there because they wanted to be there, and who was there because their stage parents were making them be there. There was a major difference.
It probably wasn’t until I was a freshman in high school and I met the people who became my gaming group that I finally found people who were weird like I was: that loved reading and playing games and not just watching a science fiction or fantasy movie but talking all about it.
I go around the country, and I speak to colleges, conferences and thousands of people at a time, and I’m like, ‘Great. Fine. Whatever.’ Coming to speak to about 60 kids, I am scared to death.
I really try my best to be the person I want other people to be.
To the best of my knowledge, a lot of people who play video games also play tabletop games and vice versa.
I was obsessed with ‘Ghostbusters.’
To understand a field, you look at its arts. Arts can be cautionary as well as inspiring.
If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don’t respect him.
When I was a boy, I was called a nerd all the time – because I didn’t like sports, I loved to read, I liked math and science, I thought school was really cool – and it hurt a lot. Because it’s never OK when a person makes fun of you for something you didn’t choose. You know, we don’t choose to be nerds.