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Terry Pratchett
“It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone’s mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them.”
Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

A.S. King
“The world is full of assholes. What are you doing to make sure you're not one of them?”
A.S. King, Everybody Sees the Ants

Brian K. Vaughan
“...anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn't read enough books.”
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Vol. 6

Matthew Quick
“I knew that I had reached the end of childhood once I realized that adults in my life didn't know anymore than I did.”
Matthew Quick, Every Exquisite Thing

Neil Gaiman
“Still. Four words.

And I didn’t realize it until a couple of days ago, when someone wrote in to my blog:

Dear Neil,

If you could choose a quote - either by you or another author - to be inscribed on the wall of a public library children’s area, what would it be?



I pondered a bit. I’d said a lot about books and kids’ reading over the years, and other people had said things pithier and wiser than I ever could. And then it hit me, and this is what I wrote:

I’m not sure I’d put a quote up, if it was me, and I had a library wall to deface. I think I’d just remind people of the power of stories, and why they exist in the first place. I’d put up the four words that anyone telling a story wants to hear. The ones that show that it’s working, and that pages will be turned:

“… and then w”
Neil Gaiman, Stories: All-New Tales

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