17 Fantastic Neil Gaiman Quotes

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“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
Sandman Vol. 9

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
Sandman Vol. 6

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”
Sandman Vol. 5

“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“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.”

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”
The Graveyard Book

“Each person who ever was or is or will be has a song. It isn’t a song that anybody else wrote. It has its own melody, it has its own words. Very few people get to sing their song. Most of us fear that we cannot do it justice with our voices, or that our words are too foolish or too honest, or too odd. So people live their song instead.”

“Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.”
Anansi Boys

“It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”
Good Omens

“Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all.”
Sandman Vol. 4

“That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.”
Sandman Vol. 10

“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.”

“I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.”

“Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

“Every hour wounds. The last one kills.”

“Even nothing cannot last forever.”

“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
American Gods

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