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Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs,
by Neil Gaiman

Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs,
or is it some kind of bonus?
- Neil Gaiman

And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion,
that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
- Neil Gaiman

It has always been the prerogative of children and
half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes.
But the half-wit remains a half-wit,
and the emperor remains an emperor.
- Neil Gaiman

I don't know if proud is the right word,
but I am somebody who does not, on the whole,
have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when
I look all I get to see are the flaws.
- Neil Gaiman

 

I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good
at making outlines and sticking to them.
I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it.
It sort of takes a lot of the fun out.
- Neil Gaiman

Because, if one is writing novels today,
concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up
there with concentrating on your semi-colons,
for wasted effort.
- Neil Gaiman

I'm a fairly undisciplined writer.
- Neil Gaiman

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I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him
off at the local town library on their way to work,
and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
- Neil Gaiman

As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming
a writer is not having to get up in the morning.
- Neil Gaiman

American Gods is about 200,000 words long,
and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them.
I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them.
- Neil Gaiman

I'll agonize over sentences.
Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences,
and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
- Neil Gaiman

I was always so relieved that anyone wants to publish anything I've written.
- Neil Gaiman

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
- Neil Gaiman

I started writing when I was about 20,
21 maybe.
- Neil Gaiman

I loved writing a book in which, in some ways,
it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking
lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
- Neil Gaiman

Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour.
- Neil Gaiman

I wanted to write something that would be a comedy
in the sense of making people feel happier when they
finish it than they did when began it.
- Neil Gaiman

Great, big, serious novels always get awards.
If it's a battle between a great, big,
serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
- Neil Gaiman

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

Partly because I get such astonishingly nice fans.
- Neil Gaiman

The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one.
You have guaranteed freedom of speech.
Other countries don't have that.
- Neil Gaiman

Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison -
is a disease: sexually transmitted,
and invariably fatal.
- Neil Gaiman

We all not only could know everything.
We do.
We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearable.
- Neil Gaiman

I lost some time once.
It's always in the last place you look for it.
- Neil Gaiman

The world always seems brighter when you've just made
something that wasn't there before.
- Neil Gaiman

In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract.
The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people,
publicists and so forth, implicitly.
- Neil Gaiman

You get ideas from daydreaming.
You get ideas from being bored.
You get ideas all the time.
The only difference between writers and other people
is we notice when we're doing it.
- Neil Gaiman

I think of myself as a very lazy author.
- Neil Gaiman

Also, I've already won all the awards.
- Neil Gaiman

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics,
because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.
- Neil Gaiman

There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy,
just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself
to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up -
or didn't -
and Jamaican stories.
- Neil Gaiman

This is a work of fiction.
All the characters in it, human and otherwise,
are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk,
whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence.
Or lack thereof.
- Neil Gaiman

So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook,
bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked
to editors about ideas for stories.
Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and
articles and went off and did them.
- Neil Gaiman

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for,
and sometimes winning and sometimes losing,
the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and,
more generally, for freedom of speech.
- Neil Gaiman

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor:
to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction -
chemical,
biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability -
that threat is real.
- Tony Blair

When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction,
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons,
there has to be an element of preemption.
- John Sununu

I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions.
- Kenichi Fukui

There's a new science out called orthomolecular medicine.
You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids
and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body.
- Margot Kidder

Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment.
- Philip Guedalla

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

We must perfect a worldwide system of accountability for nuclear,
biological and chemical weapons.
- Richard Lugar

They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence
and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations
regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons.
- Douglas Feith

Our sexual lives are maintained by the shadow side and the light side,
so the more we can understand and embrace enlightenment,
the less need there is for chemical enhancement.
- Kyan Douglas

By recognizing that the chemical atom is composed of
single separable electric quanta,
humanity has taken a great step forward in the investigation of the natural world.
- Johannes Stark

I wanted to understand the secrets behind my chemical
experiments and behind the processes in nature.
- Richard Ernst

Every chemical reaction has a transition state.
- Derek Harold Richard Barton

I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which
all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.
- Antoine Lavoisier

Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds
the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life.
- Michael Behe

Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated
as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
- Jimmy Greaves

When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry:
chemical analysis under the microscope,
and trying to understand the composition of cells.
- Joshua Lederberg

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it.
I think photography will always be chemical.
- Annie Leibovitz

It is time to end the discrimination against people
who need treatment for chemical addiction.
It is time for Congress to deal with our Nation's number
one public health problem.
- Jim Ramstad

Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The bottom line to this is, there are few doctors who
have any expertise in chemical exposure.
- Christopher Shays

I think that we are already making steps toward mapping
out the brain so we can identify the chemical patterns
that create and store memory.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Thus at the beginning of 1906 it seemed to be established
that the emitters of the spectral series of chemical
elements are their positive atomic ions.
- Johannes Stark

The development of a rational view of the nature of
catalysis was thus absolutely dependent on the creation
of the concept of the rate of chemical reaction.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

Research has shown that even small amounts of processed
food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause
negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.
- Marilu Henner

I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous
to know that chemical agents and environmental factors
could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future.
- Bernard Sanders

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons,
biological weapons, and the development of nuclear
weapons is a day of danger for the United States.
- Joe Lieberman

I don't think having a My Chemical Romance action figure
will make a kid start his own band,
I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.
- Gerard Way

I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need
for legislation dealing with the chemical sector.
In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.
- Susan Collins

What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems
the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas,
chemical weapons and biological weapons.
- Hans Blix

But as population became denser, the natural chemical
and biological recycling processes became overloaded,
calling for a redefinition of property rights.
- Garrett Hardin

What we know from World War I is that some of our troops
had acute symptoms of exposure to chemicals,
had bad health and died because of chemical exposure
in World War I. - Christopher Shays

I was in chemical jail.
- James Taylor

But the prospects of designing chemical plants for
industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less
interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems.
- Paul Berg

We have no such weapons at all, no chemical weapons,
no biological weapons.
- Mohammed Aldouri


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