Quotable Neil Gaiman

“Things need not have happened to be true.  Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”

– Neil Gaiman

Thanks to Nymeth for putting this one on her blog, which is where I saw it!

4 thoughts on “Quotable Neil Gaiman

  1. dianem57

    This quote reminds me how vivid some dreams (and stories!) can be and how they can influence a person’s thoughts and actions in waking hours.

  2. Carl V.

    So true! I mean how many of us have stories that we have gotten so immersed in that they become a shade of truth for us, the characters like old friends and their adventures nearly as real as if they were are own? I love Gaiman, he is always good for amazing quotes.

    1. A good story often lives for me much more than a fact that is, by normal definitions, true. And I find that the true facts of history I remember best are the ones that are presented as stories.

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