Quotes from Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Speech

“…when they show me images or words from my books tattooed on their skin as monuments or memorials to moments that were so important to them they needed to take them with them everywhere…” p. 347

“…because there was a maggot in my head, a small squirming idea I needed to pin to the paper and inspect, in order  to find out what I thought and felt about it.” p. 347

“I would not be the person I am without the authors who made me what I am — the special ones, the wise ones, sometimes just the ones who got there first.” p. 348

“We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things…” p. 350

“Newbery Medal Acceptance” by Neil Gaiman, Horn Book, July/August 2009

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