29+ quotes from Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman

Quotes from Season of Mists

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“Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“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, quote from Season of Mists


“October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or of shutting a book, did not end a tale. Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find: "It is simply a matter," he explained to April, "of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden and the grass is soft; somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire days sitting on their shoulders, forcing them to commit acts they would otherwise find repulsive. 'The devil made me do it.' I have never made one of them do anything. Never. They live their own tiny lives. I do not live their lives for them.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Never a possession, always the possessor, with skin as pale as smoke, and eyes tawny and sharp as yellow wine: Desire is everything you've ever wanted. Whoever you are. Whatever you are. Everything.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“There must be a Hell. A place for demons. A place for the damned. Hell is Heaven's reflection. Heaven's shadow. They define each other. There must be a Hell for without Hell, Heaven has no meaning.

--Remiel”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“It is said that scattered through Despair's domain are a multitude of tiny windows, hanging in the void. Each window looks out onto a different scene, being, in our world, a mirror. Sometimes you will look into a mirror and feel the eyes of Despair upon you, feel her hook catch and snag on your heart. Despair says little, and is patient.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“It’s part of growing up, I suppose…you always have to leave something behind you.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Go back? I don’t know. I think hell’s something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go. They’re doing the same things they always did. They’re doing it to themselves. That’s hell.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or shutting a book, did not end the tale.
Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find: "It is simply a matter," he explained to April, "of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden and the grass is soft; somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“They believe themselves Lucifer's equals, Cain, all these pitiful little gnats. But there is only one that we have ever owned to be our superior. There is but one greater than us, and to him... to him we no longer speak.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Perhaps this is the ultimate freedom, eh, Dreamlord? The freedom to leave.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Walk any path in Destiny's garden, and you will be forced to choose, not once but many times.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“They also held that the way to salvation was to give way to lust and temptation in all things. And no greater percentage of them turned up here than of any other religion. Amusing, isn't it?”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“I think maybe Hell is a place. But you don't have to stay anywhere forever.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“I am Desire, am I not? That is what I am; that is what I do. I make things want things. Where I touch, things want and need and love - drawn to their objects of desire like butterflies to a candle-flame.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“The paths fork and divide. With each step you take through Destiny's garden, you make a choice; and every choice determines future paths. However, at the end of a lifetime of walking you might look back, and see only one path stretching out behind you; or look ahead, and see only darkness.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“[Dream] I do not want a grape.
[Desire] I could make you want one.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“This is not a place, after all. It is BETWEEN places. This is NOWHERE. A brief thought: I could stay here, abandon my quest, hang forever in the void, safe and cold and alone.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“They talk of me going around buying souls, like a fishwife come market day, never stopping to ask themselves why. I need no souls. And how can anyone own a soul? No. They belong to themselves...they just hate to face up to it.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“He heard long ago, in a dream, that one day in every century Death takes on mortal flesh, better to comprehend what the lives she takes must feel like, to taste the bitter tang of mortality: that this is the price she must pay for being the divider of the living from all that has gone before, all that must come after.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Yes, you're right. It's part of growing up, I suppose. You always have to leave something behind you.ü”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Been there, Remiel. Done that. Wore the T-Shirt, ate the burger, bought the original cast album, choreographed the legions of the damned and orchestrated the screaming.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Everything created has a beginning, Destiny of the Endless...as everything created has an end.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“So this is your library, huh, Lucien? It's a big place What's so special about it, then?"

"Oh, it's a very unusual library, Matthew. Somewhere in here is every story that has every been dreamed. "

"They're just books."

"Oh yes. But unusual books. You'll find none of them on Earth. In this section, for example, are novels their authors never wrote, or never finished, except in dreams.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Lucifer :Ve ölümlüler! Soruyorum sana... Neden? Söyle bana neden ?
Morpheus :Ne neden ilk düşen ?
Lucifer :Bütün önemsiz başarıları için neden beni suçluyorlar? Sanki bütün günümü onların
omuzlarına tüneyip , aslında iğrenç buldukları bir hareketi zorla yapmalarını sağlayarak
geçiriyormuşum gibi benim adımı anıp duruyorlar. 'Şeytana uydum' Bir tanesini bile hiçbir şeye
kışkırtmadım... Asla... Kendi küçük hayatlarını kendileri yaşarlar ben onlar adına onların
hayatını yaşamam. Ve sonra ölüp buraya gelirler (doğru olduğuna inandıkları bir şeye karşı günah
işlemişlerdir) Ve acıya ceza çekmeye karşı duydukları arzularını doyurmamızı beklerler. Onları
Buraya ben getirmiyorum. Sanki etrafta dolanıp ruhları satın alıyormuşum gibi hakkımda konuşuyorlar
Pazar yerindeki balıkçı kadınım sanki, Bir kere bile durup kendilerine neden diye sormuyorlar
Benim hiçbir ruha ihtiyacım yok. Hem birisi bir ruha nasıl sahip olabilir ki? Hayır onlar
kendilerinden mesuller... Sadece bununla yüzleşmek zorunda olmaktan nefret ediyorlar.
Evet ben başkaldırdım.Çok uzun bir zaman önceydi. Ama o tek hareketin cezasını daha ne kadar
çekeceğim?”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


“Destiny smells of dust and the libraries of the night.”
― Neil Gaiman, quote from Season of Mists


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