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.
("The Graveyard Book")
More Quotes from Neil Gaiman:I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?
I think of myself as a very lazy author.
I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.
Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel.
There are accounts that, if we open our hearts to them, will cut us too deeply.
She had the feeling that the door was looking at her, which she knew was silly, and knew on a deeper level was somehow true.
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