“there are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life. these are wine, women and song.”
— neil gaiman (via girlmeetsbanjo)
“Anyone who calls you ‘little lady’ has already excluded you from the set of people worth listening to.”
— Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (via doctorbee)
“People take on the shapes of the songs and the stories that surround them, especially if they don’t have their own song.”
— Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman (via greatpiraticalrumbustification)
“It is a small world. You do not have to live in it particularly long to learn that for yourself. There is a theory that, in the whole world, there are only five hundred real people (the cast, as it were; all the rest of the people in the world, the theory suggests, are extras) and what is more, they all know each other. And it’s true, or true as far as it goes. In reality the world is made of thousands upon thousands of groups of about five hundred people, all of whom will spend their lives bumping into each other, trying to avoid each other, and discovering each other in the same unlikely teashop in Vancouver. There is an unavoidability to this process. It’s not even coincidence. It’s just the way the world works, with no regard for individuals or for propriety.”
“-How do you take your coffee?
-Dark as night, sweet as sin.”
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman (via essenceofanapple)

(via essenceofanapple)

“Its easier to say true things in the dark.”
— Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys. (via robotsanddessert)
oprahtimusprime:

This is a Neil Gaiman appreciation post. oprahtimusprime:

This is a Neil Gaiman appreciation post. oprahtimusprime:

This is a Neil Gaiman appreciation post. oprahtimusprime:

This is a Neil Gaiman appreciation post.

oprahtimusprime:

This is a Neil Gaiman appreciation post.

neil-gaiman:

”Well, when I changed schools, when I was a kid, my Dad made a point of telling me how much he had always looked forward to Presidents’ Day, when he was a boy, because it’s the law that on Presidents’ Day, the kids who go to school dressed as their favourite presidents get a big bag of candy.”

“One of the things I’m concerned about is that I really want to make sure the races of all the characters are kept. I don’t like it when black characters become white in movies, or things like that. That was something I found deeply problematic with the attempt by some people who had a lot of money and a lot of clout, and who wanted the rights to Anansi Boys, at one point. Somewhere in there, they made the fatal mistake of saying to me, “And, of course, the characters won’t be black in the movie because black people don’t like fantasy.” They were suddenly very surprised that we were no longer interested in selling them the book. So, I want to keep the racial mix in American Gods the same.”
— Neil Gaiman on HBO’s American Gods adaptation. (via racebending)

(via racebending)

thesanityclause:

If you do not think that Mr. Nancy is one of the cooler gods to have appeared in witty/delightful novels then you are wrong and you can just sit there and be wrong in your wrongness.