Neil Gaiman Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Neil Gaiman Quotes and Sayings

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    A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Also, I've already won all the awards. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them. I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I started writing when I was about 20, 21 maybe. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I think of myself as a very lazy author. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I was always so relieved that anyone wants to publish anything I've written. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I'll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I'm a fairly undisciplined writer. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good at making outlines and sticking to them. I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it. It sort of takes a lot of the fun out. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus? Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison - is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Partly because I get such astonishingly nice fans. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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    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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF
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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. Neil Gaiman | Refcard PDF






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