Neil Gaiman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old neil gaiman quotes, neil gaiman sayings, and neil gaiman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.     

Neil Gaiman

Fear is contagious. You can catch it.     

Neil Gaiman

We often confuse what we wish for with what is.     

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Waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding.     

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Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.     

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You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.     

Neil Gaiman

We often confuse what we wish for with what is.     

Neil Gaiman

Freedom of speech gives you the right to stay silent.     

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

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We often confuse what we wish for with what is.     

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Libraries are our friends.     

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You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.     

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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.     

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.     

Neil Gaiman

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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Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it.     

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You can't trust other people. If it's important, you have to do it yourself.     

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Style is made up of whatever an author can't avoid doing.     

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.     

Neil Gaiman

Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism.     

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The only water in the forest is the river.     

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Writing's a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won't rise, no matter what you do, and every now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could have dreamed it would.     

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To be Despair. It is a portrait. Only close your eyes and feel.     

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But there was a kitten on my pillow, and it was purring in my face and vibrating gently with every purr, and, very soon, I slept.     

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Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.     

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Books were safer than other people anyway.     

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A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.     

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The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.     

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We often confuse what we wish for with what is.     

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It's more than saying sorry. It's meaning it. It's letting the apology change things. But an apology is where it has to begin.     

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