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Neil Gaiman

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After Rilke's Letters
-- by John VanDyke Wilmerding II

this is my letter to a young ...
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Take care, lest you lose a male who'll desire only you - and gain a male who'll desire only others.
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Desire makes man forget his real nature and reduces him to be status of a beast.
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NEIL GAIMAN
Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story.
NEIL GAIMAN
You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And...
NEIL GAIMAN
Bodies are strange. Some people have real problems with the stuff that goes on inside them. You find...
NEIL GAIMAN
If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fail, that hard to fall?
NEIL GAIMAN
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doi...
NEIL GAIMAN
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine boo...
NEIL GAIMAN
I think all - or the ones thet I've run into - tend to have a faintly tenuous relationship with the ...
NEIL GAIMAN
Traveling through the Dragon's Den, it has just been explained that Haroun, the Ifrit, has been caug...
NEIL GAIMAN
Remember your name. Do not lose hope ---what you seek will be found.
NEIL GAIMAN
You don't get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplic...
NEIL GAIMAN
Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire days si...
NEIL GAIMAN
What do stars do? They shine.
NEIL GAIMAN
It's like you said the other day," said Adam. "You grow up readin' about pirates and cowboys and spa...
NEIL GAIMAN
He was cold, standing in a wood, talking to a big black bird who was currently brunching on Bambi.
NEIL GAIMAN
I really don't know what "I love you" means
I think it means "Don't leave me here alone.
NEIL GAIMAN
This is a bright place, filled with frightened people, and fast hard things that hurt and wound. No ...
NEIL GAIMAN
If you sit down and think about it sensibly, you come up with some very funny ideas. Like: wh...
NEIL GAIMAN
The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show ...
NEIL GAIMAN
Often the adult book is not for you, not yet, or will only be for you when you're ready. But sometim...
NEIL GAIMAN
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
NEIL GAIMAN
I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediatel...
NEIL GAIMAN
Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.
NEIL GAIMAN
Libraries are our friends.
NEIL GAIMAN
Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?
NEIL GAIMAN
She could hear, some way off, her brothers calling to each other in the woods behind the house. She ...
NEIL GAIMAN
They kissed for the first time then in the cold spring rain, though neither one of them now knew tha...
NEIL GAIMAN
Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge,...
NEIL GAIMAN
Beware of Doors.
NEIL GAIMAN
A novel seemed the easiest way to get what I had had in my head into the inside of other people's he...
NEIL GAIMAN
It's not what I'd want for at my funeral. When I die, I just want them to plant me somewhere warm. A...
NEIL GAIMAN
They also held that the way to salvation was to give way to lust and temptation in all things. And n...
NEIL GAIMAN
They believe themselves Lucifer's equals, Cain, all these pitiful little gnats. But there is only on...
NEIL GAIMAN
I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.
NEIL GAIMAN
He was painfully shy, which, as is often the manner of the painfully shy, he overcompensated for by ...
NEIL GAIMAN
There was a tale he had read once, long ago, as a small boy: the story of a traveler who had slipped...
NEIL GAIMAN
One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or...
NEIL GAIMAN
I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating.
NEIL GAIMAN
Not only are there no happy endings,' she told him, 'there aren't even any endings.
NEIL GAIMAN
You can't just boss bacteria around like that," said the younger Mrs. Hempstock. "They don't like it...
NEIL GAIMAN
Yes, you're right. It's part of growing up, I suppose. You always have to leave something behind you...
NEIL GAIMAN
We need individual stories. Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thou...
NEIL GAIMAN
What are these fundamental principles, if they are not atoms?"
"Stories. And they give me hope.
NEIL GAIMAN
Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that witches are often betrayed by their appetites; dragons...
NEIL GAIMAN
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
NEIL GAIMAN
Our deal's over," said Charlie. "I brought your feather. I want my brother. You took him. I want him...
NEIL GAIMAN
is not a big, solid, serious book.
NEIL GAIMAN
We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearabl...
NEIL GAIMAN
You know what my mum once said?’ said Rosie… ‘She said that if a just-married couple put a coi...
NEIL GAIMAN
So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were to be experienced; waiting...
NEIL GAIMAN