Monthly Quotes: January 2021


You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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. If you see what I mean.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

You’re alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Kiss a lover, Dance a measure, Find your name And buried treasure. Face your life, It’s pain, It’s pleasure, Leave no path untaken.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

You can’t trust other people. If it’s important, you have to do it yourself.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Things blossom in their time. They bud and bloom, blossom and fade. Everything in its time.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Be hole, be dust, be dream, be wind/Be night, be dark, be wish, be mind,/Now slip, now slide, now move unseen,/Above, beneath, betwixt, between.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Truly, life is wasted on the living, Nobody Owens. For one of us is too foolish to live, and it is not I.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

If you, as a parent, raise your children well, they won’t need you anymore. If you did it properly, they go away.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Too soon, the sun will rise.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say they’re scared for the fear to become real

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

It must be good to have somewhere that you belong. Somewhere that’s home.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

It felt like a small forever.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

He imagined a future in which he could read everything, in which all stories could be opened and discovered.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Enthusiasm makes up for a host of deficiencies.

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

I suspect that God’s plan, whatever it is, works on a scale too large to admit our mortal tribulations; that in a single lifetime, accidents and happenstance determine more than we care to admit; and that the best we can do is to try to align ourselves with what we feel is right and construct some meaning out of our confusion, and with grace and nerve play at each moment the hand that we’re dealt.

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

there are people in the world who think only about themselves. They don’t care what happens to other people so long as they get what they want. They put other people down to make themselves feel important. Then there are people who do the opposite, who are able to imagine how others must feel, and make sure that they don’t do things that hurt people. So, she said, looking me squarely in the eye. Which kind of person do you want to be?

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Have you ever noticed that if there’s a hard way and an easy way, you choose the hard way every time? Why do you think that is?

Barack Obama, A Promised Land

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