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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)
September 05 2013, 06:00 AM   •   6 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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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)
June 28 2013, 12:26 PM   •   10 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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May 05 2013, 12:55 AM   •   29 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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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.

 - Sandman by Neil Gaiman (via anglicansaint)
February 27 2013, 12:01 AM   •   75 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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February 18 2013, 12:50 PM   •   129 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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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.

 - Delirium, Sandman (via clockworkdreamer)
November 24 2012, 04:01 PM   •   7 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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Destiny smells of dust and the libraries of night. He leaves no footprints. He casts no shadow.

 - Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Season of Mists (via thehannahmachine)
November 22 2012, 06:52 PM   •   24 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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cluestoamystery:

I think Frank Quitely does the most definitive versions of comic characters. I know a lot of people would say Alex Ross, blah blah blah. But for me Alex Ross is more about asking “what would these characters look like in real life?” Quitely, on the other hand is more about using simple, elegant lines to represent these characters AS CHARACTERS, in a simple, iconic, timeless way. This portrait of the Endless from Sandman is a good example. So is All-Star Superman, which takes the iconic nature of Superman to a flat-out spiritual place, depicting him as a natural, relaxed, almost buddha-like figure, as opposed to the stiff, flexed uber-man we’re so used to seeing.

cluestoamystery:

I think Frank Quitely does the most definitive versions of comic characters. I know a lot of people would say Alex Ross, blah blah blah. But for me Alex Ross is more about asking “what would these characters look like in real life?” Quitely, on the other hand is more about using simple, elegant lines to represent these characters AS CHARACTERS, in a simple, iconic, timeless way. This portrait of the Endless from Sandman is a good example. So is All-Star Superman, which takes the iconic nature of Superman to a flat-out spiritual place, depicting him as a natural, relaxed, almost buddha-like figure, as opposed to the stiff, flexed uber-man we’re so used to seeing.

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