Neil Gaiman Quotes

Do you have a favorite Neil Gaiman quote?

Recently we asked across our social media sites for you to vote for your favorites. Here are some that were chosen. Let us know in the comments if you have any inspiring quotes to add from the man himself!

– The Figment Team

  • “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”
  • “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.”
  • “As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.”
  • “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.”
  • “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
  • “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”
  • “Writing is flying in dreams. When you remember. When you can. When it works. It’s that easy.”

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