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  • #1
    Neil Gaiman
    “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doing Something.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “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. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #3
    Neil Gaiman
    “I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

  • #5
    Neil Gaiman
    “She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.”
    Neil Gaiman, Stardust

  • #6
    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: Short Fiction and Illusions

  • #7
    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

  • #8
    Neil Gaiman
    “She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.

    She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

  • #9
    Neil Gaiman
    “[D]on't ever apologise to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that's what they're there for. Use your library). Don't apologise to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend's copy. What's important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read...”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #10
    Neil Gaiman
    “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

    Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

    So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

    Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

    Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #11
    Neil Gaiman
    “Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”
    Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic

  • #12
    Neil Gaiman
    “You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime.”
    Neil Gaiman, Preludes & Nocturnes

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won't remember and that she can't even let herself think about because that's when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it's always raining a slow and endless drizzle.

    You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.

    Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.

    Whenever it rains you will think of her. ”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #14
    Neil Gaiman
    “I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • #15
    Neil Gaiman
    “Books were safer than other people anyway.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • #16
    Neil Gaiman
    “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.”
    Neil Gaiman , The Kindly Ones

  • #17
    T.H. White
    “The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.”
    T.H. White, The Once and Future King

  • #18
    T.H. White
    “She hardly ever thought of him. He had worn a place for himself in some corner of her heart, as a sea shell, always boring against the rock, might do. The making of the place had been her pain. But now the shell was safely in the rock. It was lodged, and ground no longer.”
    T.H. White, The Once and Future King

  • #19
    John Green
    “Thomas Edison's last words were "It's very beautiful over there". I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #20
    John Green
    “Because memories fall apart, too. And you're left with nothing.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #21
    John Green
    “I'm sorry. I know you loved her. It was hard not to.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska
    tags: love

  • #22
    Meg Rosoff
    “Perhaps the way to succeed is to think of life on Earth as a colossal joke, a creation of such immense stupidity that the only way to live is to laugh until you think your heart will break.”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #23
    Meg Rosoff
    “To hide her relief, Laura stepped forward and embraced her daughter. 'My poor darling. He's not worth weeping over. If he doesn't appreciate a girl like you...' But, even to her own ears, the words sounded quaint. What man ever warranted the tears shed on his behalf?”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #24
    Philip Pullman
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #25
    Philip Pullman
    “We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #26
    Philip Pullman
    “I think it's perfectly possible to explain how the universe came about without bringing God into it, but I don't know everything, and there may well be a God somewhere, hiding away. Actually, if he is keeping out of sight, it's because he's ashamed of his followers and all the cruelty and ignorance they're responsible for promoting in his name. If I were him, I'd want nothing to do with them.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #27
    Philip Pullman
    “Even if it means oblivion, friends, I'll welcome it, because it won't be nothing. We'll be alive again in a thousand blades of grass, and a million leaves; we'll be falling in the raindrops and blowing in the fresh breeze; we'll be glittering in the dew under the stars and the moon out there in the physical world, which is our true home and always was.”
    Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

  • #28
    Philip Pullman
    “Iorek Byrnison: Can is not the same as must.
    Lyra Silvertongue: But if you must and you can, then there's no excuse.”
    Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

  • #29
    Philip Pullman
    “What is worth having is worth working for.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #30
    Philip Pullman
    “The idea hovered and shimmered delicately, like a soap bubble, and she dared not even look at it directly in case it burst. But she was familiar with the way of ideas, and she let it shimmer, looking away, thinking about something else.”
    Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass



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