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Neil Gaiman

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That cake tasted good. But the cake in the garbage tasted better. It was the best cake I ever ate.
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It doesn't matter. All cake.
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That's what you would do with untold power? Eat cake?
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Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?
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‘Cause, "Cake or death?" That's a pretty easy question. Anyone could answer that.
"Cake or dea...
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People will understand that getting a piece of the cake is better than not getting any cake at all.
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When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
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People will understand that getting a piece of the cake is better than not getting any cake at all.
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I do, love. I want you more than you could ever know. More than I could have ever dreamed. I want yo...
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You cannot eat your cake and have it.
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You Can never eat your cake and still have it
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If you can have your cake and eat it too, why not try to do both.
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You can't have your cake and eat it too
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You Can never eat your cake and still have it
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You can't have your cake and eat it too
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Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cak...
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Love is like a good cake; you never know when it's coming, but you'd better eat it when it does!
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If you don't cut the cake in pieces and just eat the whole cake, then you only had one piece.
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It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn ...
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If you're going to lick the icing off somebody else's cake you won't be nourished and it won't do yo...
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International box office really used to be the icing on the cake. Now it is often the cake itself.
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What if we didn't win that one? What would happen to the cake? It would have gotten rotten.
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Change is necessary, stoppin's the adversary, got my cake I'm eatin' it too you could have the cherr...
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I love you like a fat kid loves cake!
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I love you like a fat kid loves cake.
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You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
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Someone killed my Mother and my Father and my Sister?"
"Yes, someone did."
"A Man?"
"...
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In the South, I think, food mirrors our lives. When I was growing up, no matter what you were grievi...
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What about you?"

"Not a clue. I keep wishing I could bake a cake or something.
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You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
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Life is much like a piece of cake,
Overeat and you get a stomachache.
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Sometimes you fall back and find something better than what you were going for,and then sometimes yo...
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I suppose I wanted to have my cake and eat it.
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No matter what you have, no matter your experience level, sometimes you just need a hand.
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You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
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Now that would be way too much for the top of a cake.
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The devil hides in every credit card and cheese cake.
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You can't have your cake and eat it too. Let them eat croissants.
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Stand for something. Make your life mean something. Start where you are with what you have. You are ...
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How do I like my eggs? In a cake.
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You can have a wonderful cocktail party, great music and dancing, serve hors d'oeuvres and cake.
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No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lif...
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So sometimes, no matter what you do, you don’t get the respect you think you deserve..
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We have always said that advertising is just the icing on the cake. It is not the cake.
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They look more attractive than a regular cake and they do not have to be frosted to be good.
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If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.
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When I celebrated my bar mitzvah, there was no cake. Today, there is no such thing as a bar mitzvah ...
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Having diabetes doesn't mean that you can never enjoy a piece of cake or pie. It does mean that you ...
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Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.
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I watched him even then as he fell, his face undefeated, his eyes still proud
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You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
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You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
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You can call me what you like, but I will be taking your cake.
-L (from Death Note)
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Sometimes, if it feels right to do something, you have to do it no matter what others think.
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Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you're doing, know that you can do it b...
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I do intend on giving you things, but that's not what I mean. I'm going to love you more that any ma...
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I've always thought with relationships, that it's more about what you bring to the table than what y...
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The truth is, when you have little to do, you do very little. But when you have much to do, you do m...
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I love eating chocolate cake and ice cream after a show. I almost justify it in my mind as, 'You...
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Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.
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This is icing on the cake. I couldn't ask for anything more. I feel like crying right now ... I wond...
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A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
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That would mean would be icing on the cake. The past 27 years has been the cake, that would be the i...
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You want to have a good cake? Get two engineers to build it.
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You've got this life and while you've got it, you'd better kiss like you only have one moment, try t...
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What you do, say, and have reveal who you are.
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We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure ex...
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There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything yo...
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There are powers inside of you, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever...
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The big thing about the past is that a lot of people didn't have disposable income. Now we do. Now, ...
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The area was encompassed in a bubble of warm, fragrant steam from the funnel cake deep fryers. It sm...
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Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she had met made any sense. She sometimes wondered who th...
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No one had hugged her like that since she had retired from the theater.
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Cats don't have shoulders, not like people do. But the cat shrugged, in one smooth movement that sta...
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Realmente no lo entiendes, ¿verdad?. No quiero tener todo lo que deseo. Nadie lo quiere, no de verd...
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It wasn’t brave because he wasn’t scared: it was the only thing he could do. But going back agai...
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It seemed to Coraline that it was crouching, and staring down at her, as if it were not really a hou...
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Coraline went over to the window and watched the rain come down. It wasn't the kind of rain you coul...
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It was true: the other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon ...
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How big are souls anyway?" asked Coraline.
The other mother sat down at the kitchen table and l...
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Oh ... My twitchy witchy girl I think you are so nice, I give you bowls of porridge And I give you b...
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But how can you walk away from something and still come
back to it?"
"Easy," said the cat....
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o non voglio tutto ciò che desidero. Nessuno lo vuole. Non veramente. Che divertimento sarebbe, se ...
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Coraline’s father stopped working and made them all dinner. Coraline was disgusted. “Daddy,” s...
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Coraline tried drawing the mist. After ten minutes of drawing she still had a white sheet of paper w...
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Small world," said Coraline. "It's big enough for her," said the cat. "Spiders' webs only have to be...
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Cats don’t have names,” it said.

“No?” said Coraline.

“No,” said t...
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Old but contented, the face of a man who had sipped life’s vinegar and found it, by and large, to ...
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Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement ...
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Charitably... I think... sometimes, perhaps, one must change or die. And, in the end, there were, pe...
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I believe [...] that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death pe...
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If an eagle gives you a feather, keep it safe.
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What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it...
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Fair enough,” said Thor. “What’s the price?” “Freya’s hand in marriage.” “He just wa...
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It would have been hard for Fat Charlie to say exactly when the accumulation of birds on the wire me...
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I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies.
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You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.
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In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glitt...
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Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?
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She sat down on one of her grandmother's uncomfortable armchairs, and the cat sprang up into her lap...
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The cat wrinkled its nose and managed to look unimpressed. "Calling cats," it confided, "tends to be...
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The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges.
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Oh- my twitchy witchy girl
I think you are so nice,
I give you bowls of porridge
And ...
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Nothing’s changed. You’ll go home. You’ll be bored. You’ll be ignored. No one will listen to...
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I am the mother of Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir Sun-Eater, and of Hel Half-R...
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We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.
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Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and i...
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You're a poem?' I repeated.

She chewed her lower lip. 'If you want. I am a poem, or I am ...
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We...we could be friends.'

We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing Afric...
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What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,'...
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Anyway: I'm not blessed or merciful. I'm just me. I've got a job to do and I do it. Listen: even as ...
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When you smiled you had my undivided attention. When you laughed you had my urge to laugh with you. ...
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To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, bu...
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Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe...
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Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and free...
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My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may have been the greatest bad writer America has ...
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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you ar...
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