Quotes from “Unnatural Creatures” by Neil Gaiman

Elena Mikheeva
Elena Mikheevahas quoted3 years ago
Did you know that our letter A began its life as a drawing of the upside-down head of a bull? The two bits at the bottom that the A stands on, those were originally horns. The pointy top bit was its face and nose.
София Момот Sofia Momot
София Момот Sofia Momothas quoted2 months ago
It came to him in a flash: Sir Harry Mandifer! Of course! He’d known Sir Harry back at school, only plain Harry, then, of course, and now they shared several clubs. Harry had taken to writing, made a good thing of it, and now, with piles of money to play with, he’d taken to spiritualism, become, perhaps, the top authority in the field. Sir Harry was just the man! If only he could persuade him.
София Момот Sofia Momot
София Момот Sofia Momothas quoted2 months ago
Where there is a monster, the wise American poet Ogden Nash told us, there is a miracle.
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spirit whose soul resided in a tree. A druid is a man, a tree wizard. A hamadryad is a woman; a tree witch, I guess you could say.
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he had folded her in his arms, kissed her in a most thorough expression of gratitude, and fainted.
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“Did you need to say it? No, my boy, if you were to— You’re not a religious man, are you?”
“Good God, no,” said Wolf contradictorily.
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“for I always thought you an uncommonly clever man. Your return with this wheelbarrow has proved you worthy of my opinion.”
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“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” said Amos, “for you are always saying you take no man’s jabbering seriously.”
“Any man who can walk out of a tavern one night with nothing and come back in a week with that”—and she pointed to the wheelbarrow full of gold and jewels—“is a man to be taken seriously.”
“Then marry me,” said Amos, “for I always thought you had uncommonly good sense in matters of whom to believe and whom not to. Your last words have proved you worthy of my opinion.”
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“The cinnamon and sandalwood smoke will bring the Sunbird,” said Crawcrustle.
“Bring it from where?” asked Augustus TwoFeathers McCoy.
“From the Sun,” said Crawcrustle. “That’s where he sleeps.”
Professor Mandalay coughed discreetly. He said, “The Earth is, at its closest, ninety-one million miles from the Sun. The fastest dive by a bird ever recorded is that of the peregrine falcon, at two hundred seventy-three miles per hour
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There were only two good things in this town: the Minor Canon and the stone image of myself over your church door.
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“That’s right, Archer,” he said, the door swinging open, all unnoticed, behind his back. “The thing’s a carnivore.”
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“A meat eater, isn’t it?” he whispered. “Isn’t it, Sir Harry?”
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They were spells, spelled with words to make worlds, waiting for me, in the pages of books.
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Where there is a monster, the wise American poet Ogden Nash told us, there is a miracle.
Mahrukh Imam
Mahrukh Imamhas quoted2 years ago
I loved my monsters.
Where there is a monster, the wise American poet Ogden Nash told us, there is a miracle.
Vera Reiner
Vera Reinerhas quoted2 years ago
liked real animals. But I liked the animals who existed in a more shadowy way even more than I liked the ones who hopped or slithered or wandered into my real life, because they were impossible, because they might or might not exist, because simply thinking about them made the world a more magical place.
I loved my monsters.
Where there is a monster, the wise American poet Ogden Nash told us, there is a miracle.
Vera Reiner
Vera Reinerhas quoted2 years ago
Werewolves were wonderful because they could be anything, I knew. If someone actually caught a werewolf, or a dragon, if they tamed a manticore or stabled a unicorn, put them in bottles, dissected them, then they could only be one thing, and they would no longer live in the shadowy places between the things I knew and the world of the impossible, which was, I was certain, the only place that mattered.
Марьяна Тести
Марьяна Тестиhas quoted3 years ago
For Bigfoot, for the time travelers, for the pirates, for the robots, for any boring people (who obviously aren’t actually secret agents in boring disguise), for people in space rockets, and for our mothers
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