Neil gaiman Quotes

โ€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great trium...

โ€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.โ€ - Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
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Words save o...

Words save ourlives,sometimes. -Neil Gaiman
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โ€œA philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the ...

โ€œA philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really..."Do the stars gaze back?" Now, that's a question.โ€ - Neil Gaiman
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"I think hell is something ...

"I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go." โ€”Neil Gaiman
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โ€œHave you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so ...

โ€œHave you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.โ€ โ€”Neil Gaiman
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Stories only matter to the...

Stories only matter to the extent that we care about the people in them - Neil Gaiman
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'' It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and l...

'' It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.'' - Neil Gaiman
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This isn't about what is . . . it's about what people t...

This isn't about what is . . . it's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things. -- Neil Gaiman
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โ€œI really don't know what 'I love you' mean...

โ€œI really don't know what 'I love you' means. I think it means "Don't leave me here alone.โ€ โ€”Neil Gaiman, Adventures in the Dream Trade
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'The world always seems a brighter ...

'The world always seems a brighter place when you've just made something that wasn't there before.' Neil Gaiman
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Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned ...

Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end. -Neil Gaiman
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โ€œYou get what ever...

โ€œYou get what everyone gets. A life time.โ€-Death/Neil Gaiman
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''Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so ...

''Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.'' - Neil Gaiman
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"He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn'...

"He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once." - Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
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โ€œBeing a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's al...

โ€œBeing a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.โ€ - Neil Gaiman
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"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they...

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." -Neil Gaiman, Coraline
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โ€œIf someone tells you what a story is about they are probably righ...

โ€œIf someone tells you what a story is about they are probably right, if someone tells you that that is all a story is about, they are very definitely wrong.โ€ - Neil Gaiman, Introduction for Fahrenheit 451
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"Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out...

"Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out after they're dead, they might try sorting it all out while they're alive.โ€ - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens.
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When youโ€™re scared but...

When youโ€™re scared but you still do it anyway, thatโ€™s brave. Neil Gaiman
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"Most books on witchcraft will tell you that...

"Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men." - Neil Gaiman
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โ€œSometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall...

โ€œSometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.โ€ โ€• Neil Gaiman, Fables & Reflections
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"Fairy tales are more than true: not because t...

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - Neil Gaiman
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"Fairy tales are more than true: not because t...

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - Neil Gaiman
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โ€œLife is a disease: sexu...

โ€œLife is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.โ€ โ€• Neil Gaiman
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"It has been said that civilizati...

"It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism." - Neil Gaiman
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"I think I would rather be a man than a God. We do...

"I think I would rather be a man than a God. We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do." -Neil Gaiman, American Gods
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โ€œFiction is a lie that...

โ€œFiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over." โ€”Neil Gaiman
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โ€œBeing brave doesnโ€™t mean you arenโ€™t scared. Being...

โ€œBeing brave doesnโ€™t mean you arenโ€™t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.โ€ โ€”Neil Gaiman
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"There were car gods there: a powerful, serious-faced contingent, with bl...

"There were car gods there: a powerful, serious-faced contingent, with blood on their black gloves and on their chrome teeth: recipients of human sacrifice on a scale undreamed-of since the Aztecs." Neil Gaiman, American Gods
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โ€œHer eyes were pearls, which gave her great beauty, but m...

โ€œHer eyes were pearls, which gave her great beauty, but meant she was blind. Her world was the colour of pearls: pale white and pink, and softly glowing.โ€ Neil Gaiman, Cinnamon.
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"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes...

"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." - Neil Gaiman
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I really donโ€™t know what โ€˜I love...

I really donโ€™t know what โ€˜I love youโ€™ means. I think it means โ€˜Donโ€™t leave me here alone.โ€™ ~ Neil Gaiman
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โ€œIt has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits ...

โ€œIt has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.โ€ - Neil Gaiman
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โ€œDifferent people remember things differently, and you'll not ...

โ€œDifferent people remember things differently, and you'll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not.โ€ โ€• Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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โ€œGo and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make...

โ€œGo and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.โ€ - Neil Gaiman
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"All your questions can be answered, if that is w...

"All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them." - Neil Gaiman, American Gods
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"Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid...

"Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...you give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore." From Neil Gaiman's Sandman
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"I think Hell's something y...

"I think Hell's something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go." - Neil Gaiman
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"I think hell is something y...

"I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go." โ€” Neil Gaiman
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Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to ...

Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison - is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal. - Neil Gaiman
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"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your...

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.โ€ -Neil Gaiman
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"Sometimes the fall kills you....

"Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.โ€ - Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
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"I would like to see anyone, prophet, kin...

"I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time." -- Neil Gaiman
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If you're making mistakes...

If you're making mistakes that means you're out there doing something. -Neil Gaiman
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โ€œPeople think dreams arenโ€™t real just because they arenโ€™t made o...

โ€œPeople think dreams arenโ€™t real just because they arenโ€™t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.โ€ โ€” Neil Gaiman
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"I think hell is something y...

"I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go." - Neil Gaiman
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"Life is a disease: sexu...

"Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal." - Neil Gaiman
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"Change. Change. Change. Change โ€ฆ change. Change. Chaaange. When you s...

"Change. Change. Change. Change โ€ฆ change. Change. Chaaange. When you say words a lot they don't mean anything. Or maybe they don't mean anything anyway, and we just think they do." Delirium on Sandman#41 by Neil Gaiman
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"You're always you, and that don't change, and...

"You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it." - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
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"...I realized that what Americans called a 'dysfunctional...

"...I realized that what Americans called a 'dysfunctional family' is what we in England call 'a family,' having never encountered any of these functional ones." -Neil Gaiman, 2015
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โ€œFairy tales are more than true: not because they...

โ€œFairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.โ€ - Neil Gaiman, Coraline
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Fairy tales are more than true: not because t...

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. - Neil Gaiman
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"You're always you, and that don't change, and...

"You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it." The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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"As sure as water's wet and days are lo...

"As sure as water's wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end." - American Gods, Neil Gaiman
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"And did I pass?" "You don't pass o...

"And did I pass?" "You don't pass or fail at being a person, dear." The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
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โ€œSometimes you wake up. Sometimes...

โ€œSometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.โ€ ~ Neil Gaiman
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"Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that witches are often betraye...

"Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that witches are often betrayed by their appetites; dragons have one soft spot, somewhere, always; hearts can be well-hidden, and you can betray them with your tongue." - Neil Gaiman
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โ€œThis is how you do it: you sit down at the key...

โ€œThis is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.โ€ - Neil Gaiman
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โ€œStories may well be lies, but they are...

โ€œStories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.โ€ โ€• Neil Gaiman
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Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and...

Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot. - Neil Gaiman
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"Where do I get my idea...

"Where do I get my ideas from? I make them up. Out of my head." โ€“ Neil Gaiman
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"I believe that anyone who claims to kn...

"I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too." -Neil Gaiman, American Gods
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"There are stories you build and there are stories you con...

"There are stories you build and there are stories you construct; then there are the stories that you hack out of rock removing all the things that are not the story." - Neil Gaiman
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"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point...

"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.โ€ -Neil Gaiman, The Sandman (volume 9)
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"It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be t...

"It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be." - Neil Gaiman (Coraline)
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Destiny, death, desp...

Destiny, death, despair and the others... Neil Gaiman (the sandman)
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"It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is a...

"It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt."-Neil Gaiman, Sandman, Fables & Reflections
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โ€œLife is a disease: sexu...

โ€œLife is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.โ€ โ€• Neil Gaiman
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"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dre...

"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot." -Neil Gaiman (The Sandman)
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โ€œPicking five favourite books is l...

โ€œPicking five favourite books is like picking the five body parts youโ€™d most like not to lose.โ€ โ€” Neil Gaiman
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"I think... I would rather recollect...

"I think... I would rather recollect a life misspent on fragile things than spent avoiding moral debt." -Neil Gaiman
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โ€œFairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that d...

โ€œFairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.โ€ - G.K. Chesterton or Neil Gaiman. I've seen it attributed to both.
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