45 Motivational Neil Gaiman Quotes For Success In Life

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. This Neil Gaiman quotes on writing, reading, life will motivate you.

Best Neil Gaiman Quotes

  1. 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. ~ Neil Gaiman
  2. Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. ~ Neil Gaiman
  3. 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. ~ Neil Gaiman
  4. You’re alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. ~ Neil Gaiman
  5. The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. ~ Neil Gaiman
  6. Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one. ~ Neil Gaiman

  7. 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
  8. Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway. ~ Neil Gaiman
  9. I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go. ~ Neil Gaiman
  10. Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished. ~ Neil Gaiman
  11. I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind. ~ Neil Gaiman
  12. 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. ~ Neil Gaiman
  13. Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong and looking at what you did. ~ Neil Gaiman

  14. I will write in words of fire. I will write them on your skin. I will write about desire. Write beginnings, write of sin. You’re the book I love the best, your skin only holds my truth, you will be a palimpsest lines of age rewriting youth. You will not burn upon the pyre. Or be buried on the shelf. You’re my letter to desire: And you’ll never read yourself. I will trace each word and comma As the final dusk descends, You’re my tale of dreams and drama, Let us find out how it ends. ~ Neil Gaiman Quotes
  15. It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world. So this is my wish, a wish for me as much as it is a wish for you: in the world to come, let us be brave – let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we’re faking them. And whatever happens to us, whatever we make, whatever we learn, let us take joy in it. We can find joy in the world if it’s joy we’re looking for, we can take joy in the act of creation. So that is my wish for you, and for me. Bravery and joy. ~ Neil Gaiman
  16. The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. ~ Neil Gaiman

  17. 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.
  18. I really don’t know what “I love you” means. I think it means “Don’t leave me here alone. ~ Neil GaimanWe have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories. ~ Neil Gaiman Quotes
  19. Do the stuff that only you can do. The urge, starting out, is to copy. And that’s not a bad thing. Most of us only find our own voices after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people. But the one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. ~ Neil Gaiman
  20. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right. ~ Neil Gaiman
  21. 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. ~ Neil Gaiman
  22. Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken. ~ Neil Gaiman

  23. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving. ~ Neil Gaiman
  24. People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. ~ Neil Gaiman, Neil Gaiman quotes on being happy
  25. There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts. ~ Neil Gaiman
  26. She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. ~ Neil Gaiman
  27. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here. ~ Neil Gaiman
  28. 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. ~ Neil Gaiman
  29. Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just read. ~ Neil Gaiman
  30. I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else. ~ Neil Gaiman

  31. Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in an old-fashioned way: I love you. You do not know me (although you have seen me, smiled at me). I know you (although not so well as I would like. I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile. ~ Neil Gaiman
  32. Surely this would be paradise enough?). So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper. I declare it again: I love you. ~ Neil Gaiman
  33. I hope the strong women out there aren’t quiet and they don’t go away, because when people attack you for speaking, the best way to drive them nuts is to smile and carry on speaking, louder, more wisely, more intensely, more articulately than ever. ~ Neil Gaiman
  34. Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. ~ Neil Gaiman

  35. When we consider that each of us has only one life to live, isn’t it rather tragic to find men and women, with brains capable of comprehending the stars and the planets, talking about the weather; men and women, with hands capable of creating works of art, using those hands only for routine tasks; men and women, capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas; men and women, capable of greatness, wallowing in mediocrity; men and women, capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death while they babble the confused monotone of the mob? ~ Neil Gaiman
  36. You have to finish things – that’s what you learn from, you learn by finishing things. ~ Neil Gaiman
  37. I know that this is the internet, and we’re all anonymous and all that, but really. It doesn’t hurt to try to be nice. ~ Neil Gaiman
  38. Let’s start a new tomorrow, today. ~ Neil Gaiman

  39. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Whatever you’re scared of doing, Do it. ~ Neil Gaiman
  40. It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism. ~ Neil Gaiman
  41. Not only are there no happy endings,’ she told him, ‘there aren’t even any endings. ~ Neil Gaiman
  42. I do not believe that all books will or should migrate onto screens: as Douglas Adams once pointed out to me, more than 20 years before the Kindle turned up, a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. And the reason there are still sharks around is that sharks are better at being sharks than anything else is. ~ Neil Gaiman
  43. 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. ~ Neil Gaiman
  44. THE MAGIC AND THE DANGER OF FICTION IS THIS: it allows us to see through other eyes. It takes us to places we have never been, allows us to care about, worry about, laugh with, and cry for people who do not, outside of the story, exist. There are people who think that things that happen in fiction do not really happen. These people are wrong. ~ Neil Gaiman
  45. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving. ~ Neil Gaiman

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