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Quote: Even if your goose habitually lays golden eggs, it will still be cooked. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Even if your goose habitually lays golden eggs, it will still be cooked.


Quote: And all the ghouls around the coffin-wood fire howled at this statement, and growled and sang and exclaimed at how wise they were, and how mighty, and how fine it was to be scared of nothing. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

And all the ghouls around the coffin-wood fire howled at this statement, and growled and sang and exclaimed at how wise they were, and how mighty, and how fine it was to be scared of nothing.


Quote: There were faces at the windows and words written in blood; deep in the crypt a lonely ghoul crunched on something that might once have been alive; forked lightnings slashed the ebony night; the faceless were walking; all was right with the world. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There were faces at the windows and words written in blood; deep in the crypt a lonely ghoul crunched on something that might once have been alive; forked lightnings slashed the ebony night; the faceless were walking; all was right with the world.


Quote: How can you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

How can you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

How can you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow. There can never be a time when you forget them, when you are not, in your heart, questing after something you cannot have, something you cannot even properly imagine, the lack of which will spoil your sleep and your day and your life, until you close your eyes for the final time.


Quote: And remember whatever discipline you're in, whether you're a musician or a photographer, fine artist or a cartoonist, writer, a dancer, a singer, a designer... whatever you do, you have a thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

And remember whatever discipline you're in, whether you're a musician or a photographer, fine artist or a cartoonist, writer, a dancer, a singer, a designer... whatever you do, you have a thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art.


Quote: Take one, and you cannot take the other. But neither path is safe. Which way would you walk -- the way of hard truths or the way of fine lies? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Take one, and you cannot take the other. But neither path is safe. Which way would you walk -- the way of hard truths or the way of fine lies?


Quote: Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work with librarians, I'm always impressed by their sheer awesomeness. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work with librarians, I'm always impressed by their sheer awesomeness.


Quote: So, you figure they won't notice you're back? sneered the marquis. Just, 'oh look, there's another angel, here, grab a harp and on with the hosannas'? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

So, you figure they won't notice you're back? sneered the marquis. Just, 'oh look, there's another angel, here, grab a harp and on with the hosannas'?


Quote: I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Going off the grid is always good for me. It's the way that I've started books and finished books and gotten myself out of deadline dooms and things. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Going off the grid is always good for me. It's the way that I've started books and finished books and gotten myself out of deadline dooms and things.


Quote: May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.


Quote: Write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.


Quote: I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful.


Quote: I took delight in hurling books across the room if I knew I would not be reading the second chapter. Then I'd go and pick them up again, because they are books, after all, and we are not savages. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I took delight in hurling books across the room if I knew I would not be reading the second chapter. Then I'd go and pick them up again, because they are books, after all, and we are not savages.




Quote: Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lungs, behind his eyes, into his mouth. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lungs, behind his eyes, into his mouth.




Quote: There was a hysteria in there, certainly, but there was also the exhaustion of someone who had managed, somehow, to believe several dozen impossible things in the last twenty-four hours, without ever getting a proper breakfast. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There was a hysteria in there, certainly, but there was also the exhaustion of someone who had managed, somehow, to believe several dozen impossible things in the last twenty-four hours, without ever getting a proper breakfast.


Quote: This isn't about what is ... it's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

This isn't about what is ... it's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things.




Quote: You don't need princes to save you. I don't have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You don't need princes to save you. I don't have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men.


Quote: The future had suddenly become unknowable: anything could happen: the train of my life had jumped the rails and headed off across the fields and coming down the lane with me, then. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The future had suddenly become unknowable: anything could happen: the train of my life had jumped the rails and headed off across the fields and coming down the lane with me, then.


Quote: It has occasionally been remarked upon that it is as easy to overlook something large and obvious as it is to overlook something small and niggling, and that the large things one overlooks often cause problems. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It has occasionally been remarked upon that it is as easy to overlook something large and obvious as it is to overlook something small and niggling, and that the large things one overlooks often cause problems.


Quote: Now there were stars overhead, hanging like frozen spears of light, stabbing the night sky. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Now there were stars overhead, hanging like frozen spears of light, stabbing the night sky.


Quote: Work. Home. The pub. Meeting girls. Living in the city. Life. Is that all there is? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Work. Home. The pub. Meeting girls. Living in the city. Life. Is that all there is?


Quote: The dead can't hurt you, they're dead. Living things can hurt you, living people can hurt you but the dead can't. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The dead can't hurt you, they're dead. Living things can hurt you, living people can hurt you but the dead can't.




Quote: Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism.


Quote: The Sky was red, but not warm red of a sunset. This was an angry, glowering red, the colour of an infected wound. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The Sky was red, but not warm red of a sunset. This was an angry, glowering red, the colour of an infected wound.


Quote: Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each.


Quote: I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.




Quote: We wants you to surprise us and disappoint us and impress and amaze us. Come home, Bod. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

We wants you to surprise us and disappoint us and impress and amaze us. Come home, Bod.


Quote: If I were only allowed to read or enjoy art or listen to music made by people whose opinions and beliefs were the same as mine, I think the world would be a pretty dismal sort of a place. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If I were only allowed to read or enjoy art or listen to music made by people whose opinions and beliefs were the same as mine, I think the world would be a pretty dismal sort of a place.


Quote: The boy had the towering arrogance only seen in the greatest of artists and all nine-year-old boys. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The boy had the towering arrogance only seen in the greatest of artists and all nine-year-old boys.


Quote: You need more than a beginning if you're going to start a book. If all you have is a beginning, then once you've written that beginning, you have nowhere to go. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You need more than a beginning if you're going to start a book. If all you have is a beginning, then once you've written that beginning, you have nowhere to go.






Quote: Have you ever had one of those days when something just seems to be trying to tell you somebody? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Have you ever had one of those days when something just seems to be trying to tell you somebody?




Quote: There are little pockets of old time in London, where things and places stay the same, like bubble in amber. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There are little pockets of old time in London, where things and places stay the same, like bubble in amber.


Quote: And her eyes...Richard realised that he could not tell what colour her eyes were. They were not blue, or green, or brown, or grey; they reminded him of fire opals: there were burning greens and blues, and even reds and yellows that vanished and glinted as she moved. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

And her eyes...Richard realised that he could not tell what colour her eyes were. They were not blue, or green, or brown, or grey; they reminded him of fire opals: there were burning greens and blues, and even reds and yellows that vanished and glinted as she moved.


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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.


Quote: A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick -- a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick -- a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.


Quote: Sometimes the way to do what you hope to do will be clear cut, and sometimes it will be almost impossible to decide whether or not you are doing the correct thing, because you'll have to balance your goals and hopes with feeding yourself, paying debts, finding work, settling for what you can get. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote: Sometimes the way to do what you hope to do will be clear cut, and sometimes it will be almost impossible to decide whether or not you are doing the correct thing, because you'll have to balance your goals and hopes with feeding yourself, paying debts, finding work, settling for what you can get.- black text on quotes background

Sometimes the way to do what you hope to do will be clear cut, and sometimes it will be almost impossible to decide whether or not you are doing the correct thing, because you'll have to balance your goals and hopes with feeding yourself, paying debts, finding work, settling for what you can get.


Quote: Names come and names go. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Names come and names go.


Quote: Oh- my twitchy witchy girl I think you are so nice, I give you bowls of porridge And I give you bowls of ice Cream. I give you lots of kisses, And I give lots of hugs, But I never give you sandwiches With bugs In. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Oh- my twitchy witchy girl I think you are so nice, I give you bowls of porridge And I give you bowls of ice Cream. I give you lots of kisses, And I give lots of hugs, But I never give you sandwiches With bugs In.


Quote: A plop of rain hit me on the face, one of those early raindrops that turns up five minutes ahead of all the others to let you know it's time to get indoors. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

A plop of rain hit me on the face, one of those early raindrops that turns up five minutes ahead of all the others to let you know it's time to get indoors.


Quote: Dream! Dreams shape the world. Dreams create the world anew, every night. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Dream! Dreams shape the world. Dreams create the world anew, every night.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Dream! Dreams shape the world. Dreams create the world anew, every night. Do not dream the world the way it is now, in thrall to our feline masters and mistresses.


Quote: But we do not need to recount every sermon and eulogy. After all, you were there. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

But we do not need to recount every sermon and eulogy. After all, you were there.


Quote: A page turns. Destiny continues to walk. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

A page turns. Destiny continues to walk.


Quote: I am not in my gallery and neither do I hold your sigil. Will you speak to me? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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.


Quote: Dreams shape the world. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Dreams shape the world.


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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.


Quote: You lived what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime. No more. No less. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You lived what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime. No more. No less.


Quote: Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now?


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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.


Quote: Everybody who has ever read Sandman knows exactly what the Sandman looks like, which is more than anybody who has ever read The Catcher in the Rye can say about Holden Caufield. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Everybody who has ever read Sandman knows exactly what the Sandman looks like, which is more than anybody who has ever read The Catcher in the Rye can say about Holden Caufield.


Quote: Love isn't quite desire... Love is probably a little bit in The Sandman's domain. Love is partly a dream, it's partly to do with desire, and sometimes it's partly to do with death, as well. It's also very often something to do with delirium. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Love isn't quite desire... Love is probably a little bit in The Sandman's domain. Love is partly a dream, it's partly to do with desire, and sometimes it's partly to do with death, as well. It's also very often something to do with delirium.


Quote: When you say words a lot they don't mean anything. Or maybe they don't mean anything anyway, and we just think they do. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

When you say words a lot they don't mean anything. Or maybe they don't mean anything anyway, and we just think they do.


Quote: And if there's a moral there, I don't know what it is, save maybe that we should take our goodbyes whenever we can. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

And if there's a moral there, I don't know what it is, save maybe that we should take our goodbyes whenever we can.


Quote: What power would Hell have if those imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

What power would Hell have if those imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?


Quote: Without dreams, there could be no despair. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Without dreams, there could be no despair.


Quote: You don't have to stay anywhere forever. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You don't have to stay anywhere forever.


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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.


Quote: When you dream, sometimes you remember. When you wake, you always forget. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

When you dream, sometimes you remember. When you wake, you always forget.


Quote: The price of getting what you want, is getting what once you wanted. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The price of getting what you want, is getting what once you wanted.


Quote: It's astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It's astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.


Quote: There is a madness, yes, this is true. Few mortals possess it, the willingness to step away from the protection of sanity. To walk into the wild wood of madness. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There is a madness, yes, this is true. Few mortals possess it, the willingness to step away from the protection of sanity. To walk into the wild wood of madness.


Quote: But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize, their heart's desire, their dream... But the price of getting what you want, is getting what you once wanted. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize, their heart's desire, their dream... But the price of getting what you want, is getting what you once wanted.


Quote: I watch my heart disappearing into her rosebud mouth. My Valentine's jest somehow seems less funny. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I watch my heart disappearing into her rosebud mouth. My Valentine's jest somehow seems less funny.


Quote: Life and death are different sides of the same coin. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Life and death are different sides of the same coin.


Quote: What should I believe? thought Shadow, and the voice came back to him from somewhere deep beneath the world, in a bass rumble: Believe everything. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

What should I believe? thought Shadow, and the voice came back to him from somewhere deep beneath the world, in a bass rumble: Believe everything.


Quote: It sounded like a piece of blackboard being dragged over the nails of a wall of severed fingers. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It sounded like a piece of blackboard being dragged over the nails of a wall of severed fingers.


Quote: If it's true that every seven years each cell in your body dies and is replaced, then I have truly inherited my life from a dead man; and the misdeeds of those times have been forgiven, and are buried with his bones. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If it's true that every seven years each cell in your body dies and is replaced, then I have truly inherited my life from a dead man; and the misdeeds of those times have been forgiven, and are buried with his bones.


Quote: It's just I might get distracted, and I get lost kind of easily, and sometimes I have really bad days...when, you know, I just want to hide or scream or bleed or something, and...all that. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It's just I might get distracted, and I get lost kind of easily, and sometimes I have really bad days...when, you know, I just want to hide or scream or bleed or something, and...all that.


Quote: The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges.






Quote: I don't know why people would want to have lunch with writers. I've eaten with writers. We have appalling table manners, and rarely say anything other than 'Pass the salt' or 'If you're not going to eat that, can I have it?' by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I don't know why people would want to have lunch with writers. I've eaten with writers. We have appalling table manners, and rarely say anything other than 'Pass the salt' or 'If you're not going to eat that, can I have it?'


Quote: Until that moment she had never thought she could do it. Never thought she would be brave enough or scared enough, or desperate enough to dare. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Until that moment she had never thought she could do it. Never thought she would be brave enough or scared enough, or desperate enough to dare.




Quote: If there's one thing that a study of history has taught us, it is that things can always get worse. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If there's one thing that a study of history has taught us, it is that things can always get worse.


Quote: A world in which there are monsters, and ghosts, and things that want to steal your heart is a world in which there are angels, and dreams and a world in which there is hope. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

A world in which there are monsters, and ghosts, and things that want to steal your heart is a world in which there are angels, and dreams and a world in which there is hope.




Quote: I love making things. I love building things. I love the idea that something's in the world that wasn't there before. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I love making things. I love building things. I love the idea that something's in the world that wasn't there before.


Quote: One thing I've learned: you can know anything, it's all there, you just have to find it. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

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


Quote: We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.


Quote: The things that really change the world, according to Chaos theory, are the tiny things. A butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazonian jungle, and subsequently a storm ravages half of Europe. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The things that really change the world, according to Chaos theory, are the tiny things. A butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazonian jungle, and subsequently a storm ravages half of Europe.


Quote: I have a really high tolerance level for twits. I really do. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I have a really high tolerance level for twits. I really do.


Quote: There are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life. These are wine, women and song. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life. These are wine, women and song.


Quote: I want to go home. Then he mentally underlined the last sentence three times, rewrote it in huge letters in red ink, and circled it before putting a number of exclamation marks next to it in his mental margin. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I want to go home. Then he mentally underlined the last sentence three times, rewrote it in huge letters in red ink, and circled it before putting a number of exclamation marks next to it in his mental margin.


Quote: If the same object from two different times touches itself, one of two things will happen. Either the Universe will cease to exist. Or three remarkable dwarfs will dance through the streets with flowerpots on their heads. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If the same object from two different times touches itself, one of two things will happen. Either the Universe will cease to exist. Or three remarkable dwarfs will dance through the streets with flowerpots on their heads.


Quote: You can't trust other people. If it's important, you have to do it yourself. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You can't trust other people. If it's important, you have to do it yourself.


Quote: Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.


Quote: Perhaps this is the ultimate freedom, eh, Dreamlord? The freedom to leave. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Perhaps this is the ultimate freedom, eh, Dreamlord? The freedom to leave.




Quote: You must have a bladder like Lake Erie. I think empires rose and fell in the time it took you to pee. I could hear it the whole time. Thank you. Do you want something? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You must have a bladder like Lake Erie. I think empires rose and fell in the time it took you to pee. I could hear it the whole time. Thank you. Do you want something?






Quote: You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything.


Quote: However you must have sensed a lurking 'but' skulking beneath my happy, blithe, and chipper exterior. A minuscule vexation, like the teeniest lump of raw liver sticking to the inside of my boot. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

However you must have sensed a lurking 'but' skulking beneath my happy, blithe, and chipper exterior. A minuscule vexation, like the teeniest lump of raw liver sticking to the inside of my boot.


Quote: She took my hands in her, then, and squeezed them. 'But you stayed where you were meant to be, and you didn't listen to them. Well done. That's quality, that is,' and she sounded proud. In that moment I forgot my hunger and I forgot my fear. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

She took my hands in her, then, and squeezed them. 'But you stayed where you were meant to be, and you didn't listen to them. Well done. That's quality, that is,' and she sounded proud. In that moment I forgot my hunger and I forgot my fear.




Quote: Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.


Quote: It was not that he was feckless, more that he had simply not been around the day they handed out feck. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It was not that he was feckless, more that he had simply not been around the day they handed out feck.


Quote: When things get tough... Make good art. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

When things get tough... Make good art.


Quote: It does not matter where you come from, if you walk toward the truth you will reach it, whatever path you take. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It does not matter where you come from, if you walk toward the truth you will reach it, whatever path you take.


Quote: Picking one of your favorite creation or character is like picking the best one of your children! I'm not sure it really works. My very favorite characters tend to be ones I can go back to and look at, and have no idea how they popped out of my head. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Picking one of your favorite creation or character is like picking the best one of your children! I'm not sure it really works. My very favorite characters tend to be ones I can go back to and look at, and have no idea how they popped out of my head.


Quote: Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement the while. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement the while.


Quote: I would feel infinitely more comfortable in your presence if you would agree to treat gravity as a law, rather than one of a number of suggested options. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I would feel infinitely more comfortable in your presence if you would agree to treat gravity as a law, rather than one of a number of suggested options.


Quote: There's a tale in the Caballa that suggests that the Angel of Death is so beautiful that upon seeing it (or him, or her) you fall in love so hard, so fast, that your soul is pulled out through your eyes. I like that story. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There's a tale in the Caballa that suggests that the Angel of Death is so beautiful that upon seeing it (or him, or her) you fall in love so hard, so fast, that your soul is pulled out through your eyes. I like that story.


Quote: The parameters are the things you bounce off of to create art. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The parameters are the things you bounce off of to create art.


Quote: I don't believe in writer's block. I try and deal with getting stuck by having more than one thing to work on at a time. And by knowing that even a hundred bad words that didn't exist before is forward progress. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I don't believe in writer's block. I try and deal with getting stuck by having more than one thing to work on at a time. And by knowing that even a hundred bad words that didn't exist before is forward progress.


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.




Quote: I enjoy writing scripts. I can find out what happens. With an outline, I feel like I'm doing an architectural diagram of something. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I enjoy writing scripts. I can find out what happens. With an outline, I feel like I'm doing an architectural diagram of something.


Quote: When most people said I'm psychic, you see, they meant I have an overactive but unoriginal imagination wear black nail varnish talk to my budgie; when Anathema said it, it sounded as though she was admitting to a hereditary disease which she'd much prefer not to have. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

When most people said I'm psychic, you see, they meant I have an overactive but unoriginal imagination wear black nail varnish talk to my budgie; when Anathema said it, it sounded as though she was admitting to a hereditary disease which she'd much prefer not to have.


Quote: Since the dawn of humanity, stories have allowed each of us to be many. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Since the dawn of humanity, stories have allowed each of us to be many.


Quote: In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly.


Quote: I see libraries and librarians as frontline soldiers in the war against illiteracy and the lack of imagination. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I see libraries and librarians as frontline soldiers in the war against illiteracy and the lack of imagination.


Quote: I'm intrigued with figuring out the places where the horrible and the beautiful meet -- that aesthetic fascinates me. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I'm intrigued with figuring out the places where the horrible and the beautiful meet -- that aesthetic fascinates me.


Quote: Ursula Monkton smiled, and the lightnings wreathed and writhed about her. She was power incarnate, standing in the crackling air. She was the storm, she was the lightning, she was the adult world with all its power and all its secrets and all its foolish casual cruelty. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

Ursula Monkton smiled, and the lightnings wreathed and writhed about her. She was power incarnate, standing in the crackling air. She was the storm, she was the lightning, she was the adult world with all its power and all its secrets and all its foolish casual cruelty.




Quote: Parameters are the things you bounce off to create art. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Parameters are the things you bounce off to create art.


Quote: It's a wonderful thing, as a writer, to be given parameters and walls and barriers. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It's a wonderful thing, as a writer, to be given parameters and walls and barriers.


Quote: It was a perfectly normal gerbil. It appeared to be living in an exciting construction of cylinders, spheres and treadmills, such as the Spanish Inquisition would have devised if they'd had access to a plastics molding press. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It was a perfectly normal gerbil. It appeared to be living in an exciting construction of cylinders, spheres and treadmills, such as the Spanish Inquisition would have devised if they'd had access to a plastics molding press.


Quote: I will be a wise and tolerant monarch, dispencing justice fairly, and only setting nightmares to rip out the winds of the evil and the wicked. Or just anybody that I don't like. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I will be a wise and tolerant monarch, dispencing justice fairly, and only setting nightmares to rip out the winds of the evil and the wicked. Or just anybody that I don't like.


Quote: Approaching the state of Delaware, the dreamer is a small dog, dreaming impatiently of a past life, long forgotten, when he sailed tall ships across uncharted. The salt spray of the ocean stings my face. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Approaching the state of Delaware, the dreamer is a small dog, dreaming impatiently of a past life, long forgotten, when he sailed tall ships across uncharted. The salt spray of the ocean stings my face.


Quote: We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories.


Quote: How would you feel about life if Death was your older sister? by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

How would you feel about life if Death was your older sister?


Quote: I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend... I can pretend that things last. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend... I can pretend that things last.




Quote: I sat in the dark and thought: There's no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I sat in the dark and thought: There's no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones.


Quote: In Hollywood the man who cleans your pool is an actor. The man who sells you your copy of Variety is an actor. I don't think there's a real person left in the place. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

In Hollywood the man who cleans your pool is an actor. The man who sells you your copy of Variety is an actor. I don't think there's a real person left in the place.


Quote: The real problem with stories -- if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The real problem with stories -- if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.


Quote: She decides to make a list of the things that make her happy. She writes 'plum-blossom' at the top of a piece of paper. Then she stares at the paper, unable to think of anything else. Eventually it begins to get dark. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

She decides to make a list of the things that make her happy. She writes 'plum-blossom' at the top of a piece of paper. Then she stares at the paper, unable to think of anything else. Eventually it begins to get dark.


Quote: I am amiable. Vague. Puzzled. Messy-haired. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I am amiable. Vague. Puzzled. Messy-haired.


Quote: Books are defensive, not offensive (unless you're the puzzled adult trying to make the kid with the book interact). by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Books are defensive, not offensive (unless you're the puzzled adult trying to make the kid with the book interact).


Quote: It's not what I'd want for at my funeral. When I die, I just want them to plant me somewhere warm. And then when the pretty women walk over my grave I would grab their ankles, like in that movie. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It's not what I'd want for at my funeral. When I die, I just want them to plant me somewhere warm. And then when the pretty women walk over my grave I would grab their ankles, like in that movie.


Quote: Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything,' Ray said once, in an interview.
He gave people so many reasons to love him. We did. And, so far, we have not forgotten. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything,' Ray said once, in an interview.
He gave people so many reasons to love him. We did. And, so far, we have not forgotten.


Quote: I spent much of my time reminding Matt Groening that I really need to be a head in a jar on Futurama. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I spent much of my time reminding Matt Groening that I really need to be a head in a jar on Futurama.


Quote: Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote: Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce.- black text on quotes background

Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce.


Quote: Everything in journalism is about the detail that makes the whole, the attempts to reproduce speech patterns while not actually quoting the whole thing the person said. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Everything in journalism is about the detail that makes the whole, the attempts to reproduce speech patterns while not actually quoting the whole thing the person said.


Quote: Sometimes I think that ideas float through the atmosphere like huge squishy pumpkins, waiting for heads to drop on. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Sometimes I think that ideas float through the atmosphere like huge squishy pumpkins, waiting for heads to drop on.


Quote: Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.


Quote: It's harder to pick and choose when you're dead. It's like a photograph, you know. It doesn't matter as much. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It's harder to pick and choose when you're dead. It's like a photograph, you know. It doesn't matter as much.


Quote: If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future.


Quote: It occurred to me then that the man might not be mad; I found this far more disquieting than the alternative. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It occurred to me then that the man might not be mad; I found this far more disquieting than the alternative.




Quote: Firstly, there no such person as Death.

Second, Death's this tall guy with a bone face, like a skeletal monk, with a scythe and an hourglass and a big white horse and a penchant for playing chess with Scandinavians.

Third, he doesn't exist either. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Firstly, there no such person as Death.

Second, Death's this tall guy with a bone face, like a skeletal monk, with a scythe and an hourglass and a big white horse and a penchant for playing chess with Scandinavians.

Third, he doesn't exist either.




Quote: Rosies mother was a highly strung bundle of barely thought-through prejudices, worries and feuds. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Rosies mother was a highly strung bundle of barely thought-through prejudices, worries and feuds.


Quote: We look about in puzzlement at our world, with a sense of unease and disquiet. We think of ourselves as scholars in arcane liturgies, single men trapped in worlds beyond our devising. The truth is far simpler: there are things in the darkness beneath us that wish us harm. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

We look about in puzzlement at our world, with a sense of unease and disquiet. We think of ourselves as scholars in arcane liturgies, single men trapped in worlds beyond our devising. The truth is far simpler: there are things in the darkness beneath us that wish us harm.


Quote: Be hole, be dust, be dream, be wind Be night, be dark, be wish, be mind, Now slip, now slide, now move unseen, Above, beneath, betwixt, between. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Be hole, be dust, be dream, be wind Be night, be dark, be wish, be mind, Now slip, now slide, now move unseen, Above, beneath, betwixt, between.


Quote: Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives.


Quote: The squirrel has not yet found the acorn that will grow into the oak that will be cut to form the cradle of the babe that will grow to slay me. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The squirrel has not yet found the acorn that will grow into the oak that will be cut to form the cradle of the babe that will grow to slay me.


Quote: A philosopher once asked, Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human? Pointless, really...Do the stars gaze back? Now that's a question. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

A philosopher once asked, Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human? Pointless, really...Do the stars gaze back? Now that's a question.


Quote: I thought I was your destination. Looks like I was just another stop on the line. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I thought I was your destination. Looks like I was just another stop on the line.




Quote: One of the dwarfs walked in front of Thor to get a better view of the prye, and Thor kicked him irritably into the middle of the flames, which made Thor feel slightly better and made all the dwarfs feel much worse. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

One of the dwarfs walked in front of Thor to get a better view of the prye, and Thor kicked him irritably into the middle of the flames, which made Thor feel slightly better and made all the dwarfs feel much worse.


Quote: In their huge bedroom that night, Tyr said to Thor, I hope you know what you are doing.
Of course I do, said Thor. But he didn't. He was just doing whatever he felt like doing. That was what Thor did best. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

In their huge bedroom that night, Tyr said to Thor, I hope you know what you are doing.
Of course I do, said Thor. But he didn't. He was just doing whatever he felt like doing. That was what Thor did best.


Quote: When things go wrong, this is what you should do. Make good art. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

When things go wrong, this is what you should do. Make good art.


Quote: There's none so blind as those who will not listen. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There's none so blind as those who will not listen.




Quote: The ideas aren't that important. Really they aren't. Everyone's got an idea for a book, a movie, a story, a TV series. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The ideas aren't that important. Really they aren't. Everyone's got an idea for a book, a movie, a story, a TV series.


Quote: We live in a world in which the only utopian visions arrive in commercial breaks: magical visions of an impossibly hospitable world, peopled by bright-eyed attractive men, women, children... Where nobody dies... In my worlds people died. And I thought that was honest. I thought I was being honest. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote: We live in a world in which the only utopian visions arrive in commercial breaks: magical visions of an impossibly hospitable world, peopled by bright-eyed attractive men, women, children... Where nobody dies... In my worlds people died. And I thought that was honest. I thought I was being honest.- black text on quotes background

We live in a world in which the only utopian visions arrive in commercial breaks: magical visions of an impossibly hospitable world, peopled by bright-eyed attractive men, women, children... Where nobody dies... In my worlds people died. And I thought that was honest. I thought I was being honest.




Quote: Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.


Quote: The best way to show people true things is from a direction that they had not imagined the truth coming. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

The best way to show people true things is from a direction that they had not imagined the truth coming.




Quote: I have world class photographic red-eye pretty much all the time. As a general rule, if it's taken with a flash, I look like I am possessed by the blazing forces of darkness, at least in the eye department. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I have world class photographic red-eye pretty much all the time. As a general rule, if it's taken with a flash, I look like I am possessed by the blazing forces of darkness, at least in the eye department.


Quote: I think I'll dismember the world and then I'll dance in the wreckage. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I think I'll dismember the world and then I'll dance in the wreckage.




Quote: The Doctor: Sorry, do you have a name?
Idris: Seven hundred years and finally he asks. 
The Doctor: But what do I call you?
Idris: I think you call me... Sexy? 
The Doctor: embarrassed Only when we're alone. 
Idris: We are alone. 
The Doctor: Oh. Come on then, Sexy. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote; white text on black background

The Doctor: Sorry, do you have a name?
Idris: Seven hundred years and finally he asks.
The Doctor: But what do I call you?
Idris: I think you call me... Sexy?
The Doctor: embarrassed Only when we're alone.
Idris: We are alone.
The Doctor: Oh. Come on then, Sexy.




Quote: If you read enough Lionel Fanthorpe, your brain starts to turn to jelly and just dribbles out of your ears. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If you read enough Lionel Fanthorpe, your brain starts to turn to jelly and just dribbles out of your ears.


Quote: Make your mistakes, next year and forever. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.




Quote: Rules and responsibilities: these are the ties that bind us. We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves. I will do what I have to do. And I will do what I must. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Rules and responsibilities: these are the ties that bind us. We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves. I will do what I have to do. And I will do what I must.




Quote: Old but contented, the face of a man who had sipped life's vinegar and found it, by and large, to be mostly whiskey, and good whiskey at that. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Old but contented, the face of a man who had sipped life's vinegar and found it, by and large, to be mostly whiskey, and good whiskey at that.


Quote: I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.


Quote: There may be a parallel between woodcuts and radio; radio plays are a living art form everywhere except the USA. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

There may be a parallel between woodcuts and radio; radio plays are a living art form everywhere except the USA.


Quote: I think radio plays are my favourite medium, as they make the listener work and create and contribute in a way that TV and film can never do, and they have an immediacy that written prose often lacks. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I think radio plays are my favourite medium, as they make the listener work and create and contribute in a way that TV and film can never do, and they have an immediacy that written prose often lacks.


Quote: Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions are too huge to be felt. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions are too huge to be felt.


Quote: Everything here is so weak, little girl. Everything breaks so easily. They want such simple things. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Everything here is so weak, little girl. Everything breaks so easily. They want such simple things.


Quote: Take what you have learned, and move on. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Take what you have learned, and move on.


Quote: It's always too late for sorries, but I appreciate the sentiment. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

It's always too late for sorries, but I appreciate the sentiment.


Quote: If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boy and his dog and his friends. And a summer that never ends. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boy and his dog and his friends. And a summer that never ends.




Quote: Don't confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Don't confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself.


Quote: Read it first, then tell me it's cool. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Read it first, then tell me it's cool.


Quote: In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glittering kiss and every touch of flesh is another shard of heart you'll never see again. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glittering kiss and every touch of flesh is another shard of heart you'll never see again.


Quote: Eyes as black and as shiny as chips of obsidian stared back into his. They were eyes like black holes, letting nothing out, not even information. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

Eyes as black and as shiny as chips of obsidian stared back into his. They were eyes like black holes, letting nothing out, not even information.


Quote: I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books: I am a book fetishist--books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books: I am a book fetishist--books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are.


Quote: That's sexism, that is. Going around giving people girly presents just because they're a girl. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Neil Gaiman with quote

That's sexism, that is. Going around giving people girly presents just because they're a girl.


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Be Positive

Flower

Self-Discovery

bell-hooks

Gratitude

Hope

Productivity

Creativity

 


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