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Neil Gaiman is a star. He constructs stories like some demented cook might make a wedding cake, building layer upon layer, including all kinds of sweet and sour in the mix.

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The best way to discredit something is to come with a better way of doing t

The best way to discredit something is to come with a better way of doing that thing.
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Luck is largely a matter of paying attention.

Luck is largely a matter of paying attention.
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I was going to say the beginning is the good part, when it's all sparks and

I was going to say the beginning is the good part, when it's all sparks and sparkles, before they are inevitably unmasked as assholes.
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Once we start writing with a pen, we are not allowed to erase our mistakes,

Once we start writing with a pen, we are not allowed to erase our mistakes, we are forced to deal with it.
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There’s still a little girl inside every grown woman who would love to be a

There’s still a little girl inside every grown woman who would love to be able to fall into the arms of her mother and cry her eyes out every now and then.
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If at anytime this life of ours grows feeble, or low, or lonely, I know no

If at anytime this life of ours grows feeble, or low, or lonely, I know no other remedy than to return to its Eternal Source, to God Himself; and through Him all the means of grace become again living and true; and through Him all His creatures become aga
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The terrible poverty of pride is that there is nothing that can be taken in

The terrible poverty of pride is that there is nothing that can be taken in selfishness which will exceed what is received when nothing is expected and everything is offered.
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So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of

So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.
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I used to know Brian Howard well -- a dazzling young man to my innocent eye

I used to know Brian Howard well -- a dazzling young man to my innocent eyes. In later life he became very dangerous -- constantly attacking people with his fists in public places -- so I kept clear of him. He was consumptive but the immediate cause of hi
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Eli: I walk by faith, not by sight.

Eli: I walk by faith, not by sight.
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I think if you say that art and politics, or religion and politics, mustn't

I think if you say that art and politics, or religion and politics, mustn't mix, don't mix, that is itself a political statement. Even if you are writing a 19th-century novel where the money comes from a plantation in the Caribbean and you don't talk abou
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Death was a friend, and sleep was Death's brother.

Death was a friend, and sleep was Death's brother.
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