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Neil Gaiman Quotes

Neil Gaiman
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. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
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#Love #Sad Love

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He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once.
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#Events

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You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.
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#British Author

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Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?
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#British Author #Dogs

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Firstly, there is 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.
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#Death

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
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#British Author #Fiction

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All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.
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#Believe

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"The devil made me do it" I have never made one of them do anything. They live their own lives. I do not live their lives for them.
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#Devil

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We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearable.
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#British Author

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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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#Children #British Author

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Archimedes said that with a long enough lever and a solid enough place to stand, he could move the world. He could have stood in Mr Young.
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#Determination

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I think the First Amendment is probably the most important thing that you have in this country. And I'm always horrified at the cavalier way that you (Americans) treat it.
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#Country

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It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
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#British Author

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And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
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#British Author

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But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize. Their hearts desire, their dream....But the price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.
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#Desire

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Lives are snowflakes - forming patterns we have seen before, as like one another as peas in a pod (and have you ever looked at peas in a pod? I mean, really looked at them? There's not a chance you'd mistake one for another, after a minute's close in
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#Life

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And I would try and walk far enough away that people would not assume I was with him.
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#People

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Fat Charlie wasn't sure that he liked freedom, ... There was too much open air involved.
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#Freedom

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I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it.
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#British Author

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I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him off at the local town library on their way to work, and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
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#British Author #Parents

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The best thing I think about me and Dave as a creative team is, we don't have to work together. We both have individual careers,
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#Work

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exists for him chiefly as a body in a sequence of hotel rooms.
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#Body

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If this isn’t literature, nothing is.
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#Literature

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When I started doing Sandman, I could look at a group of people lined up to get my autograph, and I knew who was my fan and who was somebody's mum there to get a signature. It doesn't work that way anymore. They're people. They're us. That's what they look like.
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#People

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`Oh my God, Dad, my friends are coming over, you're not allowed to speak to them,'
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#God