Neil Gaiman

«All Bette's stories have happy endings. That's because she knows where to stop. She's realized the real problem with stories—if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.»

Neil Gaiman


«They believe themselves Lucifer's equals, Cain, all these pitiful little gnats. But there is only one that we have ever owned to be our superior. There is but one greater than us, and to him... to him we no longer speak.»

Neil Gaiman


«I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing."»

Neil Gaiman


«A table for TONIGHT should certainly have been booked years before-perhaps, it was implied, by Richard's parents. A table for TONIGHT was impossible: if the pope, the prime minister, and the president of France arrived this evening without a confirmed reservation, even they would be turned out into the street with a continental jeer.»

Neil Gaiman


«The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the ghosts of long-dead cookies.»

Neil Gaiman


«Hasn't there always been a moon?"»

Neil Gaiman


«Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.»

Neil Gaiman


«He is holding a book.»

Neil Gaiman


«If you only write when inspired, you may be a fairly decent poet, but you'll never be a novelist.»

Neil Gaiman


«Dolorita Hunsickle says that the chipmunks tell your fortune if you catch them but I never did. She says a chipmunk told her she would grow up to be a famous ballerina and that she would die of consumption unloved in a boardinghouse in Prague.»

Neil Gaiman


«So what I want to know is why it is that I can no longer find you, in my mind. You are still there, just, but you are there like a ghost, a will o' the wisp. Not long ago you burned--your heart burned--in my mind like silver fire. But after that night in the inn it became patchy and dim, and now it is not there at all."»

Neil Gaiman


«Talk is free but the wise man chooses when to spend his words.»

Neil Gaiman


«Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.»

Neil Gaiman


«25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying 'Where is the flaming sword that was given unto thee?'»

Neil Gaiman


«Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!»

Neil Gaiman


«The real problem with stories - if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.»

Neil Gaiman


«There was only one guy in the whole Bible Jesus ever personally promised a place with him in Paradise. Not Peter, not Paul, not any of those guys. He was a convicted thief, being executed. So don't knock the guys on death row. Maybe they know something you don't.»

Neil Gaiman


«But the truth is, it's not the idea, it's never the idea, it's always what you do with it."»

Neil Gaiman


«Death and Famine and War and Pollution continued biking towards Tadfield. And Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty To Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You've Given Them A Good Thumping but secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People travelled with them.»

Neil Gaiman


«I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children . . . do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books you may prefer.»

Neil Gaiman


«Night was spreading slowly around the spinning Earth. It should have been full of pinpricks of light. It was not.»

Neil Gaiman


«You have a very open relationship with your fans."»

Neil Gaiman


«The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.»

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.»

Neil Gaiman


«So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.»

Neil Gaiman


«I don’t think that I’ve been in love as such»

Neil Gaiman


«Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.»

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.»

Neil Gaiman


«A story only matters, I suspect, to the extent that the people in the story change.»

Neil Gaiman


«Por muy lejos que te vayas, nunca conseguirás huir de ti mismo.»

Neil Gaiman