Inspirational Quotes by Pierce Brown

By | May 30, 2018

My roommates are all such happy-go-lucky guys, and I carry some of the stress around a lot more.

Pierce Brown

A lot of times, I faced bullies – or the ‘big dogs’ at school. What I wanted ‘Red Rising’ to be is not necessarily an indictment on bullies, but it reflects my experiences and attitudes that I had with bullies growing up.

Pierce Brown

Every hero must return home. Starks to Winterfell. Harry to Privet Drive. Luke Skywalker to Tattoine. Katniss to District twelve. The fun is in seeing how they return.

Pierce Brown

‘Morning Star’ is the light that many sailors would use to guide them. But it’s also referenced twice in the Bible – once for Lucifer and once for Jesus.

Pierce Brown

I usually dislike second books in series. The only second installment I ever loved was ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ and I think that was wonderful because it evolved the characters while not seeming like a bridge.

Pierce Brown

If you look at ‘Golden Son,’ it was just a focused, isolated battle for Mars.

Pierce Brown

I think girls have a harder time than guys do if you’re switching schools. Guys don’t get picked on as long as you’re OK in sports.

Pierce Brown

Every high school I went to, I joined in the middle of the year, so sports helped. But you see a lot of bullies when you move to eight states, I’ll say that.

Pierce Brown

I’m kind of irritated by the Hollywood scene.

Pierce Brown

My editor’s main job is to cut down my worldbuilding. There’s so much fun stuff in there, you know?

Pierce Brown

When you look at a lot of the military histories, and even modern military history, everyone pretty much refers to each other by nicknames.

Pierce Brown

There are so many ideas that you just come up with on a day-to-day basis when you’re a writer that it’s very difficult to want to go back to an old fling, so to speak.

Pierce Brown

A lot of times, you had to beat the bullies at their own game. But the difficulty is not becoming the bully yourself.

Pierce Brown

I have been rejected 120 times, probably because I didn’t write the right book.

Pierce Brown

Conceptually, I always took issue with bullies and those who took advantage of others, whether it was a teacher’s cruelty to a student, or a student who picked fights with others.

Pierce Brown

I was learning the craft; I didn’t study writing in school. Rejection was my motivation, and failure is what taught me.

Pierce Brown

I’ve always looked at independent booksellers in a romantic light.

Pierce Brown

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