"I think the short story is a very underrated art form. We know that novels deserve respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Neil Gaiman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Neil Gaiman on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Neil Gaiman on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Neil Gaiman on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Neil Gaiman on Abraham Lincoln
"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."