Neil Gaiman is one of the world’s best-loved authors. A rare talent, able to create beautiful works of fiction across various mediums including novels, comics and films, Gaiman is responsible for giving the world The Sandman comic series, the novel American Gods and, of course, Coraline.
Gaiman’s work is sometimes science fiction, sometimes fantasy, sometimes horror and often something with a taste of all three, the only thing Gaiman guarantees is that you’ll be enchanted.
Read on for 13 Neil Gaiman quotes that’ll make you believe in fairytales.
Taken from The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections. Everybody falls in dreams but not everybody allows themselves to fly.
Taken from The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones. Being in love can be quite horrible, yes, but it’s usually worth it.
Taken from American Gods. Imagine living in town without a bookstore. I know we have amazon now but still, how awful.
A perfect and wonderful new year message from Neil Gaiman.
Taken from American Gods, this passage goes on to outline the character’s belief that one day we’ll be wiped out by the common cold like the martians in War of the Worlds; that jade is dried dragon sperm; that he has a personal God and exists in a godless universe of casual chaos; that life is a game and a cruel joke and that we might as well just sit back and enjoy it.
Taken from The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You. Everybody though? Even Donald Trump?
You may not be able to hold a dream in your hand but you can hold it in your head and your heart.
Taken from Smoke and Mirrors, a lesson to us all not to listen to grown-ups.
From Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders. Huma beings – handle with care.
There are a lot of inconsistencies when only men write the history books.
With scores of comics, short story collections and novels in his ouvre, it seems Neil Gaiman has beaten the blank sheet of paper more often than it’s beaten him.
Taken from Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders. Too beautiful to leave out.
Taken from the wonderful Coraline. Like Einstein said, if you want your children to be intelligent read them fairytales.