“It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman (via stephisanerd
“Lucifer protests he was never to blame for inducing anyone to sin, and that he’s never had an interest in owning souls: ‘They die, and they come here – having transgressed against what they believed to be right – and expect us to fulfill their desire for pain and retribution. I don’t make them come here… I need no souls. And how can anyone own a soul? No, they belong to themselves. They just hate to have to face up to it.
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists (via chrommagia
“We were never lovers, and we never will be, now. I do not regret that, however. I regret the conversations we never had, the time we did not spend together. I regret that I never told him that he made me happy, when I was in his company. The world was the better for his being in it. These things alone do I now regret: things left unsaid. And he is gone, and I am old.
“I would feel infinitely more comfortable in your presence if you would agree to treat gravity as law, rather than one of a number of suggested options.
“Destiny smells of dust and the libraries of night. He leaves no footprints. He casts no shadow.