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“It is easy to pretend that nobody can change anything, that society is huge and the individual is less than nothing. But the truth is individuals make the future, and they do it by imagining that things can be different.”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters
“The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters
“Fiction builds empathy. Fiction is something you build up from twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world, and people it and look out through other eyes. You're being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you're going to be slightly changed.”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters
“I love the way words and pictures work together on a page. I have also noticed how when wise words have visuals added to them, they seem to travel further online, like paper aeroplanes catching an updraught.”
Chris Riddell, Art Matters
“i started trying to think what the best advice
i'd been given over the years was.
and it came from
stephen king
twenty years ago, at the height of the success of
sandman.
i was writing a comic that people loved and were taking
seriously. king liked sandman and my novel with terry pratchett, good omens, and he saw the madness, the
long singing lines, all that, and his advice was this:

'this is really great. you should enjoy it.'

and i didn't.

best advice i got that i ignored. instead i
worried about it. i worried about the next deadline,
the next idea, the next story. there wasn't a
moment for the next fourteen or fifteen years that
i wasn't writing something in my head, or wondering
about it. and i didn't stop and look around and go,
this is really fun.”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters
“Fiction is the lie that tells the truth.

We all have an obligation to daydream. We have an obligation to imagine. It is easy to pretend that nobody can change anything, that society is huge and the individual is less than nothing.

But the truth is individuals make the future, and they do it by imagining that things can be different.”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters
“So be wise. And if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would. Now go, and make interesting mistakes. Make Interesting. Mistakes. Make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. Make good art.”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters
“We have an obligation to Read For Pleasure. If others see us reading, we show that reading is A Good Thing." "It gets you through good times and it gets you through the other ones.”
Neil Gaiman, Art Matters