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Books by Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman books for the classroom
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"Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?"Stardust
"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."Coraline
"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
"If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained."The Graveyard Book
"You’re always you, and that doesn’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it."Neil Gaiman
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes…you’re Doing Something."Neil Gaiman
"The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies."Neil Gaiman
Meet Neil Gaiman
Sometimes, when he was smaller, people used to tell Neil Gaiman not to make things up. He never listened. Now he’s written more than twenty-five books and has been given dozens of awards, many of them been given dozens of awards, many of them astonishingly ugly. He’s written television drama and for movies, and for comics. He’s even written “non-fiction”, which he learned is only marginally less made-up than the fiction.
Sometimes he thinks about finding some of those people who warned him of all the awful things that would happen if he kept making things up, and finding out if it’s happened yet, or is still going to happen, and whether he should buy a tin hat and thick boots for protection. In the meantime, he grows pumpkins and keeps on making things up.