Blue Book, a collection of quotes, new additions

"Normally I'll walk past people on the sidewalk and they're staring at you as if they desperately want to say hi, but they don't, and I don't, because I'm English and I'm shy, so it would be much better if they did."
– Neil Gaiman, Philadelphia Weekly, May. 15, 2013

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
– Roald Dahl

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
– Neale Donald Walsch

"I don't think there's much point in telling kids about childhood. Childhood is a very adult theme because while you're living there you have nothing to compare it to. You just kind of cope as best you can."
– Neil Gaiman
Thessaly La Force, Fantastical Read: Neil Gaiman on His New Novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Vogue, June 2013. Web.

[And how does one cultivate imagination?]
"I think the thing that we all have to do is to cultivate boredom again. The trouble is having those little handheld devices that will entertain you. That's the biggest trouble with the imagination—it's the killer. You need to find yourself stuck in a place where you can't do anything other than think. Then your mind wanders and you can go to fantastic places."
– Neil Gaiman
Thessaly La Force, Fantastical Read: Neil Gaiman on His New Novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Vogue, June 2013. Web.

"Don't be too sweet lest you be eaten up; don't be too bitter lest you be spewed out."
– Yiddish proverb

"Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos."
– Charles Schulz, Snoopy Come Home, Charlie Brown

"But she finds it so difficult to verbalize, Charles dear. It helps her if she can quote instead of working out words of her own."
– Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs Whatsit on Mrs Who

"We all change when you think about it. We're all different all through our lives. And that's okay, that's good. You've got to keeping moving. As long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day. I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me."
– The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it."
– Chinese proverb

"If you would try to be like someone else, who would want to be like you?"
– Yiddish Proverb

"Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.
– Nigerian Proverb

"It's better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward."
– Chinese Proverb

"The obstacle is the path.
–Zen Proverb

"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."
–Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)

"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second best time is now.
– Chinese Proverb

"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
U.S.American Proverb