A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it.
I started out writing much more science fictiony stuff and writing about science fiction.
Words save our lives, sometimes. – Neil Gaiman
Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality.Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore.The two are rarely compatible. – Neil Gaiman
Which has left me with a healthy respect and fondness for higher education that those of my friends and family who attended universities were cured of long ago. – Neil Gaiman
I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist – a wonderful thing for a writer. – Neil Gaiman
Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. – Neil Gaiman
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. – Neil Gaiman
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained. – Neil Gaiman