"Death’s a funny thing. I used to think it was a big, sudden thing, like a huge owl that would swoop down out of the night and carry you off. I don’t anymore. I think it’s a slow thing. Like a thief who comes to your house day after day, taking a little thing here and a little thing there, and one day you walk round your house and there’s nothing there to keep you, nothing to make you want to stay. And then you lie down and shut up forever. Lots of little deaths until the last big one."
— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 10: The Wake
"I am frightened of nothing.”
“Are you extremely frightened of nothing?”
“Absolutely terrified of it.”
“I have nothing in my pockets. Would you like to see it?”
“No, I most definitely would not."
— Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside,inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe."
— Neil Gaiman in The Sandman, Vol. 6: A Game Of You
"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly."
— ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections