Author has written 25 stories for House, M.D..
As you'll see from the stories below, I like to write short fill-in scenes for House, usually dialogue-heavy. I realize that some of these seem to beg for continuation, but I also like leaving things in question, the way the show often did. I try to keep House in character, and not deviate much from canon, but realize that I do sometimes make him slightly nicer than the show lets him be, maybe because I believe that deep down he's basically a good person who's constantly trying to hide his goodness.
Also, for your enjoyment, here are some of my favorite Houseisms:
"We can live with dignity. We can't die with it."
"Work smart, not hard."
"Here's how life works. You either get to ask for an apology or you get to shoot people. Not both."
"There's a reason that we don't let kids vote or drink or work in salt mines. They're idiots."
"What's the point of living without curiosity?"
"Nice tries are worthless."
"The goal in life is not to eliminate misery. It's to keep misery to the minimum."
"Magic is cool. Actual magic is oxymoronic. It might not even be oxy."
"If the wonder's gone when the truth is known, there never was any wonder."
"You have three choices in this life -- be good, get good, or give up."
"We're all on planes. Life is dangerous and complicated, and it's a long way down."
"Grief is Newark, okay. It's there. Can't avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic's not too bad, and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible, not to buy property."
"Friends allow you to not sit in a room by yourself."
"Conflict breeds creativity."
"Successes only last until someone screws them up. Failures are forever."
"Who said the world is supposed to work?"
"People don't get what they deserve. They just get what they get."
"You'd be surprised what you can live without."
"Disappointment is anger for wimps."
"Words don't matter; actions matter."
"Rules are just helpful guidelines for stupid people who can't make up their own minds."
"A yellow light does not mean stop."
"Climb out of your holes, people!"
"If you believe in eternity, then life is irrelevant, the same way that a bug is irrelevant in comparison to the universe."
"How come God gets credit whenever something good happens?"
"Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there would be no religious people."
"Misery's better than nothing."
"Religion is not the opiate of the masses. Religion is the placebo of the masses."
"[Faith] is communicable and it kills a lot of people."
"I'm not terminal, merely pathetic. You wouldn't believe the crap people let me get away with."
"I'm not sad. I'm complicated. Chicks dig that."
"My pride far surpasses my instinct for self-preservation."
"I sit, I watch, and I imagine."
"You want a better anagram for Gregory House -- Huge Ego, Sorry."
"It's a metaphor. Get used to it."
"You think Jagger shows up for the sound check?"
"I'll sacrifice a lab rat. I'll sacrifice a fly. I'll sacrifice two hundred on a mudder at Monmouth Park. I don't sacrifice self."
"In Houseland, and the rest of the universe, by the way, when a question presents itself, it calls for an answer."
"Victims get pity. Heroes get adulation. It's way better."