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

“You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”
“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.”
Nobody came to my seventh birthday party.
We placed the vases where I suggested, and I felt wonderfully important.
We placed the vases where I suggested, and I felt wonderfully important
“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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