Neil Gaiman Quotes


47 Neil Gaiman quotes:



"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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"`Oh my God, Dad, my friends are coming over, you're not allowed to speak to them,'"
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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."
"Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?"
"And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it."
"A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up."
"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."
"We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearable."
"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."
"It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak."
"I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it."
"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."
"Also, I've already won all the awards."
"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."
"As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning."
"Authors know that you should never really write a funny book because funny books do not get awards. Comic novels will not get awards."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."



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