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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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: people  work  live  believe  learn 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: people  heart  world  giving  kiss 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: children  child 
     
    What I'd love to do is every now and then go, 'Oh my God, I've got this amazing idea for 'Doctor Who.'
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: god  ideas  doctor 
     
    As an author, I've never forgotten how to daydream.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: author 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: world  saying  boys 
     
    I'm English, and 'Doctor Who' was this thing that I've been watching since I was three.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: doctor 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: time  people  joy  thoughts 
     
    I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: children  child  bad  book 
     
    We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: right  stories 
     
    Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: men  work  witch  book 
     
    Let's start a new tomorrow, today.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    I really don't know what "I love you" means. I think it means "Don't leave me here alone.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: alone 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: believe  ocean  book  year  adam 
     
    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?
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: peace  people  culture  value  book  ideas 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: people  speech 
     
    I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: hell 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: live  mind  stories  write  vision  dance 
     
    Fiction takes us to places that we would never otherwise go, and puts us behind eyes that are not our own.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: eyes  fiction 
     
    Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: right 
     
    Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: dragon 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: time  people  wrong  ideas  kids 
     
    You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: potential  dreams 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: time  work  business  games  company 
     
    Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: pain  pleasure  path 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: people  women  smile  strong  hope 
     
    Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: world  mistakes  rules 
     
    The real world has no obligation to be convincing, so it throws up some very weird moments sometimes.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: world  moment  real 
     
    I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: real  book 
     
    I fell for her like a suicide from a bridge.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: suicide 
     
    There is something about riding a unicorn, for those people who still can, which is unlike any other experience: exhilarating, and intoxicating, and fine.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: people 
     
    You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: heart 
     
    I've been inspired by dreams - I've even stolen scenes or images or characters from them.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: character  dreams 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: lost 
     
    The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: world 
     
    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.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: time  novel  writing  computer 
     
    Libraries are our friends.
    — Neil Gaiman
    tags: friends  library 
     
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    neil gaiman
    Birth    : November 10, 1960
    Occupation  : Author