Neil Gaiman

American Gods

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Maria
Mariahas quoted6 years ago
Every hour wounds. The last one kills.
Maria
Mariahas quoted5 years ago
There are stories that are true, in which each individual’s tale is unique and tragic, and the worst of the tragedy is that we have heard it before, and we cannot allow ourselves to feel it too deeply.
Евгения Акопова
Евгения Акоповаhas quoted4 years ago
“So you aren’t American?” asked Shadow.
“Nobody’s American,” said Wednesday. “Not originally. That’s my point.”
Maria
Mariahas quoted5 years ago
People only fight over imaginary things.
Лика Меликсетян
Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.
Jennifer Wong
Jennifer Wonghas quoted2 years ago
“I worship you with my body,” he whispers, as she pushes him inside her. Her labia pull slickly across his face, and his eyes slip into darkness.
Camilla Haugaard Brix
Camilla Haugaard Brixhas quoted2 years ago
but he said nothing. It seemed the smartest thing to say.
Elena Black
Elena Blackhas quoted2 years ago
I thought she was my best friend,” said Audrey. “We’d talk every day. When Robbie and I had a fight, she’d be the first one to know—we’d go down to Chi-Chi’s for margaritas and to talk about what scumpots men can be. And all the time she was fucking him behind my back.”
“Please go away, Audrey.”
“I just want you to know I had good reason for what I did.”
He said nothing.
“Hey!” she shouted. “Hey! I’m talking to you!”
Shadow turned. “Do you want me to tell you that you were right when you spit in Laura’s face? Do you want me to say it didn’t hurt? Or that what you told me made me hate her more than I miss her? It’s not going to happen, Audrey.”
She drove beside him for another minute, not saying anything. Then she said, “So, how was prison, Shadow?”
“It was fine,” said Shadow. “You would have felt right at home.”
Анна
Аннаhas quoted3 years ago
It’s what people do. They believe. And then they will not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjurations. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe: and it is that belief, that rock-solid belief, that makes things happen.
Alexandra Krivosheina
Alexandra Krivosheinahas quoted3 years ago
We draw our lines around these moments of pain, and remain upon our islands, and they cannot hurt us.
Филипп Каретов
Филипп Каретовhas quoted3 years ago
What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul
Igor Shalyminov
Igor Shalyminovhas quoted4 years ago
Tonight, as you eat, reflect if you can: there are children starving in the world, starving in numbers larger than the mind can easily hold, up in the big numbers where an error of a million here, a million there, can be forgiven. It may be uncomfortable for you to reflect upon this or it may not, but still, you will eat.
Igor Shalyminov
Igor Shalyminovhas quoted4 years ago
If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.
Becky Thatcher
Becky Thatcherhas quoted4 years ago
distant beam of hope,
Евгения Акопова
Евгения Акоповаhas quoted4 years ago
“Let me tell you somethin’,” said Mr. Nancy. “It can be a long time between meals. Someone offers you food, you say yes. I’m no longer young as I was, but I can tell you this, you never say no to the opportunity to piss, to eat, or to get half an hour’s shut-eye. You follow me?”
CANDY
CANDYhas quoted5 years ago
If you move and act in the material world, then the material world acts on you. Pain hurts, just as greed intoxicates and lust burns.
Andrey Ponomarev
Andrey Ponomarevhas quoted6 years ago
In this case, a Frenchwoman, although, in deference to American sensibilities, the French covered
Александра
Александраhas quoted18 days ago
Mr. Ibis spoke in explanations: a gentle, earnest lecturing that put Shadow in mind of a college professor who used to work out at the Muscle Farm and who could not talk, could only discourse, expound, explain.
Александра
Александраhas quoted18 days ago
n the late afternoon the sun began to lower, gilding the world in elf-light, a thick warm custardy light that made the world feel unearthly and more than real, and it was in this light that Shadow passed the sign telling him he was Now Entering Historical Cairo. He drove under a bridge and found himself in a small port town. The imposing structure of the Cairo courthouse and the even more imposing customs house looked like enormous freshly baked cookies in the syrupy gold of the light at the end of the day.
Александра
Александраhas quoted18 days ago
was like, how five thousand years ago the lobes of the brain fused and before that people thought when the right lobe of the brain said anything it was the voice of some god telling them what to do
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