"In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Neil Gaiman on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Neil Gaiman on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Neil Gaiman on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Neil Gaiman on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Neil Gaiman on Golda Meir
"Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort."
"I was one those kids who had books on them. Before weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, funerals and anything else where you're actually meant to not be reading, my family would frisk me and take the book away. If they didn't find it by this point in the procedure, I would be sitting over in that corner completely unnoticed just reading my book."
"A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up."
"The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that."
"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."
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