Neil Gaiman Quotes.
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
I kept starting ‘Anansi Boys’ as a movie and stopping, and eventually wrote the novel and was happy.
Let’s start a new tomorrow, today.
The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity.
The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
I don’t know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws.
I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go.
I’ve been blogging since February of 2001. When I started blogging, it was a dinosaur blog. It was me and a handful of tyrannosaurs. We’d be writing blog entries like, ‘The tyrannosaurus is getting grumpy.’
It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they’re on a tour.
In the case of ‘Ocean at the End of the Lane,’ it’s a book about helplessness. It’s a book about family, it’s a book about being 7 in a world of people who are bigger than you, and more dangerous, and stepping into territory that you don’t entirely understand.
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.
Life – and I don’t suppose I’m the first to make this comparison – is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.
I was always so relieved that anyone wants to publish anything I’ve written.
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.
I think of myself as a very lazy author.