Sandman Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”
Neil Gaiman

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, Dream Country

Neil Gaiman
“All around me darkness gathers,
Fading is the sun that shone,
We must speak of other matters,
You can be me when I'm gone

Flowers gathered in the morning,
Afternoon they blossom on,
Still are withered in the evening,
You can be me when I'm gone.”
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

Neil Gaiman
“For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House

Neil Gaiman
“Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now?”
Neil Gaiman, Dream Country

Neil Gaiman
“Delirium: "What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that you've actually forgotten how it felt to make love to somebody you really liked a long time ago?"
Dream: "There isn't one."
Delirium: "Oh. I thought maybe there was.”
Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

Neil Gaiman
“You lived what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime. No more. No less.”
Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

Neil Gaiman
“One thing I've learned: you can know anything, it's all there, you just have to find it.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“The only reason people die, is because EVERYONE does it. You all just go along with it.
It's RUBBISH, death. It's STUPID. I don't want nothing to do with it.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House

Neil Gaiman
“Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story.”
Neil Gaiman, Fables & Reflections

Neil Gaiman
“I don't know. I had to be something, didn't I?”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Book of Dreams

Neil Gaiman
“Dreams shape the world”
Neil Gaiman, Dream Country

Neil Gaiman
“For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.”
Neil Gaiman, Dream Country

Neil Gaiman
“Any view of things that is not strange, is false.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“You hurt. It's okay. I hurt too. Hold my hand.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights

Neil Gaiman
“I must confess, I have always wondered what lay beyond life, my dear.
Yeah, everybody wonders. And sooner or later everybody gets to find out.”
Neil Gaiman, Fables & Reflections

Neil Gaiman
“How would you feel about life if Death was your older sister?”
Neil Gaiman

William Shakespeare
“What win I if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy.
Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week?
Or sells eternity to get a toy?”
William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece

Neil Gaiman
“I move from dreamer to dreamer, from dream to dream, hunting for what I need. Slipping and sliding and flickering through the dreams; and the dreamer will wake, and wonder why this dream seemed different, wonder how real their lives can truly be.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“Lucifer: The million lords of hell stand arrayed about you. Tell us, why we should let you leave? Helmet or no, you have no power here - what power have dreams in Hell?
Dream: Tell me, Lucifer Morningstar [...] what power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“I am not in my gallery and neither do I hold your sigil. Will you speak to me?”
Neil Gaiman

Susanna Clarke
“He said, "Were he only like his sister—what a difference that would make! For there never was such a sweet and gentle lady! I hear her footsteps, as she goes about the world. I hear the swish-swish-swish of her silken gown and the jingle-jangle of the silver chain about her neck. Her smile is full of comfort and her eyes are kind and happy! How I long to see her!"
"Who, sir?" asked Paramore, puzzled.
"Why, his sister, John. His sister.”
Susanna Clarke, The Sandman: Book of Dreams

Neil Gaiman
“Sempre quis saber o que aconteceu com as crianças depois que voaram para longe...
Eram apenas gente de mentira, não de verdade.
Mas não significa que não tenham histórias.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“I keep telling you: it's the mystery that endures. Not the explanation”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman #40: The Parliament of Rooks

Peter Straub
“Of course, the truth is that no one likes change. People in hell not only refuse to leave it, they invite you in, too. Even people who have blasted the other lives that touched their own blasted lives proudly declare in old age that they would not change a thing -- all that cursing and screaming was their life, by God, and it is not possible to imagine any other. Change introduces unpredictability, uncertainty, a universe of disorder. Right before an amoeba splits in two, it says to itself, uh uh, no way, I ain't gonna do that, nope.”
Peter Straub, Brief Lives

Neil Gaiman
“I know how Gods begin, Roger. We start as Dreams. Then we walk out of Dreams into the Land. We are worshiped and loved, and take power to ourselves.
And then, one day, there's no one left to worship us.
And in the end, each little God and Goddess takes its last journey back into Dreams... and what comes after, not even WE know.
I'm going to dance now, I'm afraid.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman #45: Brief Lives Part 5

Neil Gaiman
“He was a creature of hope. For dreams are hopes, and echoes of hopes. And I am a creature of despair.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman #72: Chapter Three: In Which We Wake

Neil Gaiman
“A page turns. Destiny continues to walk.”
Neil Gaiman

Hy Bender
“A major defining factor was my wanting him to be part of the DC Universe. Because if someone as powerful as the Sandman was running all the dreams in the world, a natural question would be “Why haven’t we heard about him by now?”
The answer I came up with was “He’s been locked away.” And that solution formed an image in my head of a naked man in a glass cell.
My next question was “How long had he been trapped there?” The movie Awakenings hadn’t been made yet, but I’d read Oliver Sacks’s book a few months earlier, so I knew about the encephalitis lethargica, or “sleepy sickness,” that had swept Europe in 1916. Scientists to this day don’t understand what caused it, and I loved the idea of blaming it on the Sandman’s imprisonment, so I determined the length of his stay to be seventy-two years—ending in late 1988, when the series debuted.
And so on; each plot point just seemed to naturally lead to the next one.”
Hy Bender, The Sandman Companion

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