Below is a special Valentine’s Day delivery from our GeekyLibrary bookshelves. This collection of quotes travels the different stages and aspects of romance, albeit sometimes in a very geeky way. Enjoy!


“I watched a lot of YouTube videos of cute geeky girls playing ’80s cover tunes on ukuleles. Technically, this wasn’t part of my research, but I had a serious cute-geeky-girls-playing-ukuleles fetish that I can neither explain nor defend.”

–pg 63, Ready Player One


“I’ve always had a thing for scientists. All that arcane knowledge.”

–pg 133, Fountain of Age: Stories


“Confound it, why should an argument seem so much more logical when underlined with a whiff of Jungle Lust?”

pg 81, Double Star


“Beautiful. Gorgeous. Hot. But all other compliments were thoughtless compared to this one. This was the only time such a statement had any thought behind it.”

pg 56, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter


“I’d used math, logic, and a highly tailored data set to reverse-engineer an online dating algorithm so that it was personalized exactly for me.”

pg 183, Data, A Love Story

“The first month, he assured himself, they were just getting to know each other. (A lie: he’d known her, recognized her, that first night at Grogan’s.)”
–pg 134, Fountain of Age: Stories


“His body beneath his wet clothes was warm, the way a computer is warm when it overheats.”

–pg 39, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter

“Yet there will always be a problem about getting rid of the hyphen: if it’s not extra-marital sex (with a hyphen), it is perhaps extra marital sex, which is quite a different bunch of coconuts.”

–pg 168, Eats, Shoots & Leaves


“This whole iteration is based on a theory of love.”
pg 222, A Working Theory of Love

“Indridi and Sigrid’s lives had been a dance on honeyed roses for over five years.”

pg 57, LoveStar

“I knew that someday, I’d share a great story with her, one about a smart, high-tech heroine in search of true love who believed in happy endings.”

pg 221, Data, A Love Story