Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page ten of quotes, G

"Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do."
– Zsa Zsa Gabor

"It's always best to be offended by things you haven't read. That way you keep your mind uncluttered by things that might change it."
– Neil Gaiman

"Adult fiction is a wonderful thing and enriching to the soul and mind, and it takes you to great places. But children's fiction can change the world and give you a refuge from the intolerable. It can give you a place of safety and show you the world is not bounded by the world you live in — there's more than that."
– Neil Gaiman

"Hmm. Has to be "Fuck". It's multipurpose, effective, and it feels good in the mouth."
Neil Gaiman, in reply to the question, "What is your favorite curse word?"

"I hope I don't ever stop writing. I love writing. It's awesome. You get to make things up & laugh at your own jokes."
Neil Gaiman

"I think the First Amendment is probably the most important thing that you have in this country. And I'm always horrified at the cavalier way that you [Americans] treat it."
– Neil Gaiman

"I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books; I am a book fetishist—books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are. For an author, they're your headstone and your living monument: mine will allow me to lecture and entertain people long after I'm gone. Isaac Asimov put it best when he pointed out that the book, especially the paperback book, is a perfectly designed thing. It does not need an on-and-off switch; it doesn't need power; it's comfortable to read—black print on white paper, driven by sunlight, is terrifically efficient; it's a good size for putting down, and when you drop it you can find your place almost immediately. But I get deeply and genuinely pissed off that books weigh anything, and if I want to take them with me I have to load up a suitcase or the trunk of the car with them. Information weighs nothing!"
– Neil Gaiman, Feb 05 Locus Magazine

"We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write."
– Neil Gaiman, 2009 Newbery Acceptance Speech

"Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose."
– Neil Gaiman

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside them, and it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world."
– Neil Gaiman

"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."
– Neil Gaiman

"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

"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.

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof."
– John Kenneth Galbraith

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."
–John Kenneth Galbraith

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
– Gandhi

"If you don't ask, you don't get."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment."
– Ira Gassen

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
– Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens, we have to keep going back and beginning all over again."
– Andre Gide

"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects."
– Arnold H. Glasow

"Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to."
– Arnold H. Glasow

"I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help, just a little bit."
– Susan Glasee

"The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't say much."
– Germain G. Glidden

"There is nothing more frightening, than ignorance in action."
– Goethe

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
– Samuel Goldwyn

"Love is not blind — it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
– Rabbi Julins Gordon

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience — and I think we shouldn't forget that."
– Al Gore

"A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye."
– Samuel Grafton

"Censorship is the height of vanity."
– Martha Graham

"The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes."
– Amy Grant

"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant."
– Cary Grant

"We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre."
– Dick Gregory

"[Krusty the clown's] inspiration was a clown named Rusty Nails in Portland [Oregon], who was actually a very nice Christian clown who showed old Three Stooges shorts. But I couldn't get past the idea that this was a nice clown with the scariest name possible. Because you were always told as a kid, 'Avoid rusty nails.' "
– Matt Groening