Quotes from “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Bohdan Khorolets
Bohdan Khoroletshas quoted3 years ago
“I’m going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. The truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
Babenko Dmitry
Babenko Dmitryhas quotedlast year
‘You can’t,’ said Lettie. ‘It would destroy you.’
I opened my mouth to tell her that nothing could kill me, not now, but she said, ‘Not kill you. Destroy you. Dissolve you. You wouldn’t die in here, nothing ever dies in here, but if you stayed here for too long, just a little of you would exist everywhere, all spread out. And that’s not a good thing. Never enough of you all together in one place, so there wouldn’t be anything left that would think of itself as an “I”. No point of view any longer, because you’d be an infinite sequence of views and of points …’
Gul
Gulhas quotedlast year
Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not. You stand two of you lot next to each other, and you could be continents away for all it means anything.
Gul
Gulhas quotedlast year
I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I found joy in the things that made me happy.
Babenko Dmitry
Babenko Dmitryhas quotedlast year
And it wasn’t the sea. It was the ocean.
Lettie Hempstock’s ocean.
I remembered that, and, remembering that, I remembered everything.
Sofiia Semenko
Sofiia Semenkohas quotedlast year
On my left the younger woman said, “You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”
Valeria Daan
Valeria Daanhas quotedyesterday
I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.
b1944595000
b1944595000has quoted2 days ago
I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all).
奕蓉 陳
奕蓉 陳has quotedlast month
no good times, no bad times. I’d lived in that place, for a while, as a teenager. It didn’t seem to be any part of who I was now.
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhas quoted2 months ago
In what ways do children perceive things differently than adults?
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhas quoted2 months ago
triple goddess” (the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone)
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhas quoted2 months ago
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Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhas quoted2 months ago
writing every day. Words save our lives, sometimes
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhas quoted2 months ago
“What you remembered? Probably. More or less. Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not. You stand two of you lot next to each other, and you could be continents away for all it means anything.”
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhas quoted2 months ago
You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”
JAK
JAKhas quoted2 months ago
Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.
daliaraydan
daliaraydanhas quoted3 months ago
Books were safer than other people anyway
daliaraydan
daliaraydanhas quoted3 months ago
As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time.
Tin Gloria
Tin Gloriahas quoted4 months ago
I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life.
Victoria Miller
Victoria Millerhas quoted5 months ago
“I remember my own childhood vividly . . . I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”
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