25 unbelievably truthful quotes by Neil Gaiman

25 unbelievably truthful quotes by Neil Gaiman

Storytellers are probably the
people who understand human nature better than all of us. Maybe that’s why,
even as adults, they manage to keep their childlike innocence and the ability
to see miracles in everything. One of these amazing people is the science
fiction writer Neil Gaiman, who creates fairy tales which both children and
adults admire. He’s the author of the novels ’Neverwhere,’ ’Stardust,’ and
’Coraline.’
Today Bright Side collected 25
quotes from Neil Gaiman’s works, each as ironic as they are truthful.

  1. Not only are there no happy endings,
    there aren’t even any endings.
  2. Evil in general does not
    sleep, and therefore doesn’t see why anyone else should.
  3. If there’s one thing that a
    study of history has taught us, it is that things can always get worse.
  4. But she knew also that it
    would not be wise to begin her life with Tristan by arguing with his mother.
  5. It’s like the people who
    believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it
    doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
  6. They all do the same things.
    They may think their sins are original, but for the most part they are petty
    and repetitive.
  7. Ideas are more difficult to
    kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.
  8. What I say is, a town isn’t a
    town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a
    bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.
  9. He had noticed that events
    were cowards: they didn’t occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and
    leap out at him all at once.
  10. Calling cats tends to be a
    rather overrated activity. Might as well call a whirlwind.
  11. Most books on witchcraft will
    tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were
    written by men.
  12. The really dangerous people
    believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is
    without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.
  13. Adults follow paths. Children
    explore.
  14. There’s none so blind as those
    who will not listen.
  15. With cities, as with people,
    the condition of the bowels is all-important.
  16. There’s a lot of things it’s
    hard to forgive, but then one day you turn around and you’ve got no family
    left.
  17. It has been said that
    civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.
  18. People think it’s how hard you
    kick that hurts. But it’s not how hard you kick. It’s where.
  19. There are always places to go
    further down.
  20. ’The devil made me do it.’ I
    have never made one of them do anything. Never. They live their own tiny lives.
    I do not live their lives for them.
  21. The quickest way is sometimes
    the longest.
  22. It may help to understand
    human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of
    history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally
    bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
  23. They were born into a world
    that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their
    energies to making it worse.
  24. Freedom to believe means the
    freedom to believe the wrong thing, after all. Just as freedom of speech gives
    you the right to stay silent.
  25. — But after we win life will
    be better! 
    — But it won’t be as
    interesting.


SOURCE: BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.