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It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.
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— Neil Gaiman
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.
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— Neil Gaiman
There are only two worlds - your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this are worlds of the human imagination: their reality, or lack of reality, is not important. What is important is that they are there. these worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power; provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.
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— Neil Gaiman
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.
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— Neil Gaiman
What I'd love to do is every now and then go, 'Oh my God, I've got this amazing idea for 'Doctor Who.'
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— Neil Gaiman
As an author, I've never forgotten how to daydream.
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— Neil Gaiman
Oh, tweeting prolifically is the most easy thing in the world. Tweeting prolifically is like somebody saying, 'Boy, you're a really good walker around,' you know. It's not really hard.
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— Neil Gaiman
I'm English, and 'Doctor Who' was this thing that I've been watching since I was three.
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— Neil Gaiman
The joy of doing 'Sandman' was doing a comic and telling people, 'No, it has an end,' at a time when nobody thought you could actually get to the end and stop doing a comic that people were still buying just because you'd finished.
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— Neil Gaiman
I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children.
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— Neil Gaiman
We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories.
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— Neil Gaiman
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.
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— Neil Gaiman
Let's start a new tomorrow, today.
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— Neil Gaiman
I really don't know what "I love you" means. I think it means "Don't leave me here alone.
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— Neil Gaiman
I love CGI if it's invisible. I don't like it when it's there and obvious.
— Neil Gaiman
I do not believe that all books will or should migrate onto screens: as Douglas Adams once pointed out to me, more than 20 years before the Kindle turned up, a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. And the reason there are still sharks around is that sharks are better at being sharks than anything else is.
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— Neil Gaiman
Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?
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— Neil Gaiman
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.
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— Neil Gaiman
I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go.
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— Neil Gaiman
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
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— Neil Gaiman
Fiction takes us to places that we would never otherwise go, and puts us behind eyes that are not our own.
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— Neil Gaiman
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
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— Neil Gaiman
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
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— Neil Gaiman
People seem to think that they can't come up with ideas, and they're wrong. They can and they do, but they just think of it as daydreaming, or wasting time. Kids get told not to make things up, and in my case, nobody told me long enough, or it just didn't stick.
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— Neil Gaiman
You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything.
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— Neil Gaiman
It seems like every time I agree to work with a video game company they go out of business. I stopped because I was starting to feel guilty.
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— Neil Gaiman
Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.
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— Neil Gaiman
I hope the strong women out there aren't quiet and they don't go away, because when people attack you for speaking, the best way to drive them nuts is to smile and carry on speaking, louder, more wisely, more intensely, more articulately than ever.
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— Neil Gaiman
Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
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— Neil Gaiman
The real world has no obligation to be convincing, so it throws up some very weird moments sometimes.
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— Neil Gaiman
I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.
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— Neil Gaiman
I fell for her like a suicide from a bridge.
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— Neil Gaiman
There is something about riding a unicorn, for those people who still can, which is unlike any other experience: exhilarating, and intoxicating, and fine.
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— Neil Gaiman
You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.
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— Neil Gaiman
I've been inspired by dreams - I've even stolen scenes or images or characters from them.
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— Neil Gaiman
There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.
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— Neil Gaiman
Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.
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— Neil Gaiman
The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
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— Neil Gaiman
If I'm writing a novel, I'll probably get up in the morning, do email, perhaps blog, deal with emergencies, and then be off novel-writing around 1.00pm and stop around 6.00pm. And I'll be writing in longhand, a safe distance from my computer. If I'm not writing a novel, there is no schedule, and scripts and introductions and whatnot can find themselves being written at any time and on anything.
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— Neil Gaiman
Libraries are our friends.
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— Neil Gaiman
neil gaiman
Birth    : November 10, 1960
Occupation  : Author