American Gods Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“As sure as water's wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“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

Neil Gaiman
“Call no man happy, said Shadow, until he is dead”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“The best thing—in Shadow's opinion, perhaps the only good thing—about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he'd plunged as low as he could plunge and he'd hit bottom. He didn't worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“There are stories that are true, in which each individual's tale is unique and tragic, and the worst of the tragedy is that we have heard it before, and we cannot allow ourselves to feel it to deeply. We build a shell around it like an oyster dealing with a painful particle of grit, coating it with smooth pearl layers in order to cope. This is how we walk and talk and function, day in, day out, immune to others' pain and loss. If it were to touch us it would cripple us or make saints of us; but, for the most part, it does not touch us. We cannot allow it to.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“The quickest way is sometimes the longest.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“It's patterns," he said. "If they think you're a hero, they're wrong. After you die, you don't get to be Beowulf or Perseus or Rama anymore. Whole different set of rules. Chess, not checkers. Go, not chess. You understand?”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“The shape does not change: there was a human being who was born, lived and then, by some means or another, died. There. You may fill in the details from your own experience.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thousand dead, “casualties may rise to a million.” With individual stories, the statistics become people - but even that is a lie, for the people continue to suffer in numbers that themselves are numbing and meaningless.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good,’“ he sang to the crabs and the spiders and the palmetto beetles and the lizards and the night. ‘“Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“You people talk about the living and the dead as if they were two mutually exclusive categories. As if you can not have a river that is also a road, or a song that is also a color.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“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

Neil Gaiman
“...Before that no one thought of us as colored-foreign maybe, exotic and dark, but not colored.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“They say this was built by Frank Lloyd Wright's evil twin," said Wednesday. "Frank Lloyd Wrong.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“Are you sure about this?" he asked. Wednesday snorted. "Sure as eggs is eggs," he said. "As the turkey farmer said when he hatched his first turtle.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“It's there to be admired. It's there to be.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“Makes you feel sorry for the gods and goddesses, doesn't it? After their temples fall apart. I wonder what happens to them?

Some of them die. Some of them change. And some of them just keep going. Maybe some even get jobs as dancers.”
Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

Greg Brown
“People are in the dark, they don't know what to do
Had a little lantern oh but it got blown out too
I'm reachin out my hands. I know you are too
Cuz I just want to be in the dark with you”
Greg Brown

Neil Gaiman
“So you all remember: just because you're small, doesn't mean you got no power.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“Look, I don't know why this happened to me. But it's hard. You know why dead people only go out at night, puppy? Because it's easier to pass for real, in the dark. And I don't want to have to pass. I want to be alive.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“People believe, thought Shadow. It's what people do. They believe. And then they will not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjurations. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe: and it is that belief that rock-solid belief, that makes things happen.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“Before that no one thought of us as colored-foreign maybe, exotic and dark, but not colored.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“He grinned, like a fox eating shit from a barbed wire fence.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“Iga tund teeb haiget. Viimane tapab”
vanarahva tarkus

Neil Gaiman
“Do you think they're still there?"
"Where?"
"Greece. Egypt. The islands. Those places. Do you think if you walked where those people walked you'd see the gods?"
"Maybe. But I don't think people'd know that was what they'd seen."
"I bet it's like space aliens," she said. "These days people see space aliens. Back then they saw gods. Maybe the space aliens come from the right side of the brain."
"I don't think the gods ever gave rectal probes," said Shadow. "And they didn't mutilate cattle themselves. They got people to do it for them.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“It was made of only one kind of bone, he realized, repeated over and over. Each of the bones was dry and ball-like. He imagined that they might be the eggshells of some huge bird. But another flare of lightning told him differently: they had holes for eyes, and they had teeth, which grinned without humor.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“What are gods?" asked the buffalo man.
"I don't know," said Shadow.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“Shadow could not decide whether he was looking at a moon the size of a dollar, a foot above his head, or whether he was looking at a moon the size of the Pacific Ocean, many thousands of miles away. Nor whether there was any difference between the two ideas. Perhaps it was all a matter of the way you looked at it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman
“It's all about the dominant fucking paradigm, Shadow.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“After that he had more or less stopped reading. You could not trust fiction. What good were books, if they couldn't protect you from something like that?”
Neil Gaiman

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