I was hoping for minimalism, but I think I came out with magician.

"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 someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ or ‘how very perceptive’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love. - Neil Gaiman"

(via soulquestion)

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

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (via quotemybooks)

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand."

Neil Gaiman (via abookblog)

"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."

Neil Gaiman (via iwillbeatbpd)

"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."

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (via quotemybooks)

"I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible."

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via littledallilasbookshelf)

theglasschild:

"Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there will always be better writers than you and there will always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that — but you are the only you."

– Neil Gaiman

"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else."

The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman (via quotemybooks)

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

Neil Gaiman, Coraline (via nl93)

"If you stopped telling people it’s all sorted out after they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive."

Terry Pratchett, Good Omens. (via mysharona1987)