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  • #1
    Neil Gaiman
    “When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning.”
    Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors

  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “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, Vol. 3: Dream Country

  • #3
    Neil Gaiman
    “Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #5
    Neil Gaiman
    “I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #6
    Neil Gaiman
    “Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #7
    Neil Gaiman
    “How do I know you'll keep your word?" asked Coraline.
    "I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."
    "Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.
    "Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #8
    Neil Gaiman
    “I am selfish, private and easily bored. Will this be a problem?”
    Neil Gaiman, A Study in Emerald

  • #9
    Neil Gaiman
    “An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards.”
    Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • #10
    Neil Gaiman
    “I know that David Tennant's Hamlet isn't till July. And lots of people are going to be doing Dr Who in Hamlet jokes, so this is just me getting it out of the way early, to avoid the rush...
    "To be, or not to be, that is the question. Weeelll.... More of A question really. Not THE question. Because, well, I mean, there are billions and billions of questions out there, and well, when I say billions, I mean, when you add in the answers, not just the questions, weeelll, you're looking at numbers that are positively astronomical and... for that matter the other question is what you lot are doing on this planet in the first place, and er, did anyone try just pushing this little red button?”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #11
    Neil Gaiman
    “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #12
    Neil Gaiman
    “We...we could be friends.'

    We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing African elephants, but we're not. At least, I'M not.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “Hey," said Shadow. "Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are."
    The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
    "Say 'Nevermore,'" said Shadow.
    "Fuck you," said the raven.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

  • #14
    Neil Gaiman
    “Libraries are our friends.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #15
    Neil Gaiman
    “There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too closely calculating the numerical value of un-hatched chicks.”
    Neil Gaiman, Stardust

  • #16
    Neil Gaiman
    “25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying 'Where is the flaming sword that was given unto thee?'
    26 And the Angel said, 'I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.'
    27 And the Lord did not ask him again.”
    Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • #17
    Neil Gaiman
    “The view changes from where you are standing.
    Words can wound, and wounds can heal.
    All of these things are true.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

  • #18
    Neil Gaiman
    “We owe it to each other to tell stories.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #19
    Neil Gaiman
    “Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work with librarians, I'm always impressed by their sheer awesomeness.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #20
    Neil Gaiman
    “Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #21
    Neil Gaiman
    “You are obvious, boy. You are difficult to miss. If you came to me in company with a purple lion, a green elephant, and a scarlet unicorn astride which was the King of England in his Royal Robes, I do believe that it is you and you alone that people would stare at, dismissing the others as minor irrelevancies.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #22
    Neil Gaiman
    “You have a very open relationship with your fans."

    "Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #23
    Neil Gaiman
    “Actually I didn't shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die, but he could tell I was extremely cross.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #24
    Neil Gaiman
    “Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #25
    Victor Hugo
    “The beautiful is as useful as the useful." He added after a moment’s silence, "Perhaps more so.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  • #26
    Victor Hugo
    “The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  • #27
    Victor Hugo
    “Forget not, never forget that you have promised me to use this silver to become an honest man.... Jean Valjean, my brother: you belong no longer to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I am buying for you. I withdraw it from dark thoughts and from the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God!”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  • #28
    Victor Hugo
    “Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind. ”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  • #29
    Victor Hugo
    “Jean Prouvaire was timid only in repose. Once excited, he burst forth, a sort of mirth accentuated his enthusiasm, and he was at once both laughing and lyric. ”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  • #30
    Victor Hugo
    “Citizens, in the future there will be neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance, nor bloody retaliation. As there will be no more Satan, there will be no more Michael. In the future no one will kill any one else, the earth will beam with radiance, the human race will love. The day will come, citizens, when all will be concord, harmony, light, joy and life; it will come, and it is in order that it may come that we are about to die.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables



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