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Neil Gaiman Quotes


An English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, audio theatre, and films.
(1960 - )

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A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.
 

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.
 

And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
 

As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.
 

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.
 

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.
[Heartbreak]
 

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

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.
 

I started writing when I was about 20, 21 maybe.
 

I think of myself as a very lazy author.
 

I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it.
 

I was always so relieved that anyone wants to publish anything I've written.
 

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.
 

I'll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
 

I'm a fairly undisciplined writer.
 

I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good at making outlines and sticking to them. I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it. It sort of takes a lot of the fun out.
 

In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly.
 


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