Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

Neil
Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman
1960

English Author of Short Fiction, Novels, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Audio Theatre and Films. Notable works include the comic book series, 'The Sandman' and novels including 'Stardust', 'American Gods', 'Coraline' and 'The Graveyard Book'. Winner of the Newbery Medal and Carnegie Medal in Literature

Author Quotes

You made peace, said the buffalo man. You took our words and made them your own. They never understood that they were here?and the people who worshiped them were here?because it suits us that they are here. But we can change our minds. And perhaps we will.

You musn?t be afraid of the dark.? ?I?m not,? said Shadow. ?I?m afraid of the people in the dark.

You must come to the Vicarage, then, next week, said the vicar.

You ignore the little voices that tell you it's all stupid, and you keep going.

You know how is it when you love someone? And the hard part, the bad part, the Jerry Springer Show part is that you never stop loving someone. There's always a piece of them in your heart.

You know I love you,' said the other mother flatly. 'You have a very funny way of showing it,' said Coraline.

You get on with your own life. Lettie gave it to you. You just have to grow up and try and be worth it.

You get work however you get work, but keep people keep working in a freelance world (and more and more of today?s world is freelance), because their work is good, because they are easy to get along with and because they deliver the work on time. And you don?t even need all three! Two out of three is fine. People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time. People will forgive the lateness of your work if it is good and they like you. And you don?t have to be as good as everyone else if you?re on time and it?s always a pleasure to hear from you.

You got a story to tell, and you are the only one who can tell it. Don't give up!

You grow up readings about pirates and cowboys and spacemen and stuff, and just when you think the world's all full of amazing things, they tell you it's really all dead whales and chopped-down forests and nuclear waste hanging about millions of years.

You have a very open relationship with your fans. Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers.

You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.

You have to finish things ? that?s what you learn from, you learn by finishing things.

You hurt. It's okay. I hurt too. Hold my hand.

You do your own time in prison. You don't do anyone else's time for them.

You don?t pass or fail at being a human, dear.

You don?t want to ask after the health of anyone, if you?re a funeral director. They think maybe you?re scouting for business.

You don't get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.

You don't have to stay anywhere forever.

You don't pass or fail at being a person, dear.

You eternals have long lives, but short memories. The changing people have short lives, but we do not forget.

You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.

You can't make me love you.

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

You could fire a machine gun randomly through the pages of Lord of the Rings and never hit any women.

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First Name
Neil
Last Name
Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman
Birth Date
1960
Bio

English Author of Short Fiction, Novels, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Audio Theatre and Films. Notable works include the comic book series, 'The Sandman' and novels including 'Stardust', 'American Gods', 'Coraline' and 'The Graveyard Book'. Winner of the Newbery Medal and Carnegie Medal in Literature