favorite Sandman quotes

@feverish (108)
December 20, 2006 12:01pm CST
A profound part of the Sandman experience is the process of uncovering what Gene Wolfe (in his introduction to Fables and Reflections) calls "cryptic truths". Neil Gaiman is a master at stringing together words that express a unique and singular worldview, thrown casually into an otherwise ordinary conversation or inserted, almost as an afterthought, in the cracks and spaces separating the pages. What Sandman quote has affected you most? Which line can you recall by heart? My favorite so far is this: "Most people want things like a candle-flame, flickering, shifting. You, on the other hand, want like a forest fire." - Desire (Endless Nights)
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• United States
27 Apr 07
"Our existence deforms the universe. That's responsibility." - Delirium Delirium is my favorite character, and I really love it when she just says something so matter of factly that makes so much sense. I also love the fact that even though she is talking about the Endless, it really applies to everyone, in a way.
• Philippines
15 Oct 07
"Dreams are composed of many things.... Of images and hopes, of fears and memories. Memories of the past, and memories of the future." - Dream (Fables & Reflections)
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
my favorite sandman quote: have you ever been inlove? horrible isnt it. It makes you so vulnerable. it opens up your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get up inside you and mess you up. you build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor so nothing can hurt you then one stupid person wanders into your stupid life.... its quite long.. the quote is said by rose walker.