Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. He is best known for the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
As a child and a teenager, Gaiman read the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Mary Shelley, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, and Alan Moore. Gaiman also wrote episodes of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, during Matt Smith’s as the Doctor.
Here we had collected some the best quotes by Neil Gaiman featured in his writing, Every quotes is very meaningful and helps us to inspire to choose way to live.
Neil Gaiman Quotes
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes…you’re Doing Something.
Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.
Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.
I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.
You get what anybody gets – you get a lifetime.
Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.
Books were safer than other people anyway.
Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.
Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.
All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.
Every hour wounds. The last one kills.
You’ve a good heart. Sometimes that’s enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it’s not.
Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all.
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.
I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.
Even nothing cannot last forever.
Have been unavoidably detained by the world. Expect us when you see us.
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
I mean, maybe I am crazy. I mean, maybe. But if this is all there is, then I don’t want to be sane.
You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.
To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.
Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel.
Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.
Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.
Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.
Adventures are all very well in their place, but there’s a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain.
Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
There’s none so blind as those who will not listen.
The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.
You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.
Biting’s excellent. It’s like kissing – only there is a winner.
Rule number one: Don’t fuck with librarians.
People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.
Words save our lives, sometimes.
I hope you’ll make mistakes. If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something.
Libraries are our friends.
Black as night, sweet as sin.
You can’t trust other people. If it’s important, you have to do it yourself.
You don’t have to stay anywhere forever.
You don’t have to test everything to destruction just to see if you made it right.
We owe it to each other to tell stories.
I thought I was your destination. Looks like I was just another stop on the line.
We make choices. No one else can live our lives for us. And we must confront and accept the consequences of our actions.
We often confuse what we wish for with what is.
I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.
There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.
The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world.
I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating.
I don’t think you should ever insult people unintentionally: if you’re doing it, you ought to mean it.
It’s not hard to own something. Or everything. You just have to know that it’s yours, and then be willing to let it go.
We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.
As sure as water’s wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end.
For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel.
It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
Things bloosom in their time. They bud and bloom, blossom and fade. Everything in its time.
I think I would rather be a man than a god. We don’t need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It’s what we do.
The only advice I can give you is what you’re telling yourself. Only, maybe you’re too scared to listen.
A novel seemed the easiest way to get what I had had in my head into the inside of other people’s heads. Books are good that way.
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.
It’s always too late for sorries, but I appreciate the sentiment.
Let’s start a new tomorrow, today.
Even the proudest spirit can be broken with love.
The only water in the forest is the River.
You don’t get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.
Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?
Don’t start anything you’re not prepared to finish.
I’m going to go home. Everything is going to be normal again. Boring again. Wonderful again.
The important thing about songs is that they’re just like stories. They don’t mean a damn unless there’s people listening’ to them.
The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges.
I’ll find you. Don’t worry. Just be on your own and I’ll find you.
Does it make you feel big to make a little boy cry?
The problems with success, frankly, are infinitely preferable to the problems of failure.
It begins, as most things begin, with a song.
Not knowing everything is all that makes it OK, sometimes…
I fell for her like a suicide from a bridge.
People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales.
You got a lifetime. No more. No less.
It’s easy, there’s a trick to it, you do it or you die.
I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.
Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions are too huge to be felt.
We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting.
I suppose the point you grow up is the point you let the dreams go.
I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies.
The wise man knows when to keep silent. Only the fool tells all he knows.
If he didn’t care about you, you couldn’t upset him.
There are people who think that things that happen in fiction do not really happen. These people are wrong.
The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story.
There are accounts that, if we open our hearts to them, will cut us too deeply.
Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.
If I come back, it will be a place, but it won’t be a home any longer.
Love belongs to Desire. And Desire is always Cruel. -Old Man.
When you are scared, but you do it anyway, that’s brave.
You can’t run away from home without destroying somebody’s world.
On the whole, stories don’t write themselves.
There was a skyness to the sky and a nowness to the world that he had never seen or felt or realized before.
If you have something specific and visible to fear, rather than something that could be anything, it is easier.
Dreams shape the world.
We save our lives in such unlikely ways.
I couldn’t get you to the ocean, but there was nothing stopping me bringing the ocean to you.
The right song can turn an emperor into a laughingstock, can bring down dynasties.
Nobody actually looks like what they really are on the inside.
The stuff you bring back from dreams is free.
Spiders’ webs only have to be large enough to catch flies.
You must never imagine, that just because something is funny, it is not also dangerous.
Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.
It is sometimes a mistake to climb. It is always a mistake to never make the attempt.
Talk is free but the wise man chooses when to spend his words.
I am grim of mind and wrathful of spirit and I have no desire to be nice to anyone,
A life that is, like any other, unlike any other.
Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.
I see libraries and librarians as frontline soldiers in the war against illiteracy and the lack of imagination.
You shine like a beacon in a dark world.
You hurt. It’s okay. I hurt too. Hold my hand.
Names come and names go.
Rebirth always follows death.
Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.