I really don't know what "I love you" means. I think it means "Don't leave me here alone.— Neil Gaiman
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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
I went away in my head, into a book.
Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
You’re alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything.
Everybody has a secret world inside of them.
I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.
Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for your, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read.
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.
You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change.
She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.
Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism.
There is a madness, yes, this is true.
Few mortals possess it, the willingness to step away from the protection of sanity. To walk into the wild wood of madness...
She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful.
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
I think I would rather be a man than a god.
We don’t need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It’s what we do.
Why are we talking about this good and evil? They're just names for sides. We know that.
But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize, their heart's desire, their dream... But the price of getting what you want, is getting what you once wanted.
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.
Then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.
How do I know you'll keep your word?" asked Coraline.
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave." "Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline. "Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.
Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.
When most people said "I'm psychic, you see," they meant "I have an overactive but unoriginal imagination/wear black nail varnish/talk to my budgie;" when Anathema said it, it sounded as though she was admitting to a hereditary disease which she'd much prefer not to have.
Libraries are our friends.
Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you.
You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.
He had kissed her good night that night, and she had tasted like strawberry daiquiris, and he had never wanted to kiss anyone else again.
Delirium: 'What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that you've actually forgotten how it felt to make love to somebody you really liked a long time ago?' Dream: 'There isn't one.' Delirium: 'Oh. I thought maybe there was.'
For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.
Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.
Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian “improving” literature. You’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant.
All around me darkness gathers, Fading is the sun that shone, We must speak of other matters, You can be me when I'm gone Flowers gathered in the morning, Afternoon they blossom on, Still are withered in the evening, You can be me when I'm gone.
It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
Dahling, when God put teeth in your mouth, he ruined a perfectly good arsehole.
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 fooling a soul.
Leave no stone unturned. Deeply explore the beauty of your life.
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
Do you know why I stopped being Delight, my brother? I do.
There are things not in your book. There are paths outside this garden.
I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go.
Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.
Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire days sitting on their shoulders, forcing them to commits acts they would otherwise find repulsive. '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.
We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories.
I move from dreamer to dreamer, from dream to dream, hunting for what I need.
Slipping and sliding and flickering through the dreams; and the dreamer will wake, and wonder why this dream seemed different, wonder how real their lives can truly be.
Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.
Whatever it takes to finish things, finish.
You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.
There's none so blind as those who will not listen.
A world in which there are monsters, and ghosts, and things that want to steal your heart is a world in which there are angels, and dreams and a world in which there is hope.
The price of getting what you want, is getting what once you wanted.