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!

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I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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4 Responses to Quotable Neil Gaiman

  1. dianem57 says:

    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. says:

    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.

    • 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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