Neil Gaiman Inspirational and Motivational Quotes, Books and Speech For Writers and Bloggers

Neil Gaiman an author of books like A Walking Tour of the Shambles, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, American Gods, Coraline and many more. He has inspired many writers with his books and he has been amusing from elders to children with his stories.

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Neil Gaiman Quotes

“You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.” – Neil Gaiman

Writing Inspiration For Writers and Bloggers

We bloggers need to write a lot for our audience and search engines but most of the time we don’t feel motivated to write a single word. Writing articles is really important task of bloggers, in the age of content marketing we want quality articles to be promoted on social media.

We writers feel daunted when we see blank screen but we have to overcome this. We all have our own ways to get started with writing but how successful writers get started with writing and how they feel motivated every time they write.

Writing is really easy but sometimes we try to be an award winning author and want to be perfect.

I feel demotivated, I am afraid of making mistakes, I procrastinate and I just don’t know how to get writing inspiration.

While searching for writing inspiration I stopped by Neil Gaiman’s Commencement Speech Video which is inspiring for artist and writers. His video, books and quotes will inspire you to “Make Good Art”

Who Is Neil Gaiman

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

Source – Wikipedia

Neil Gaiman Quotes

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

― Neil Gaiman

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”

― Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Quotes

Neil Gaiman Quotes

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.”

Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.

Neil Gaiman

“Why stop dreaming when you wake up?”

― Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Quotes on Dream“Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.”

“Sometime you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”

― Neil Gaiman

“Fairytales are more than true: Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”

― Neil Gaiman

“Most of us find our own voices only after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people.”

― Neil Gaiman

“Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.”

― Neil Gaiman

“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

― Neil Gaiman

The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies.

― Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Quotes

Neil Gaiman Quotes

“We owe it to each other to tell stories.” ― 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

Inspiration For Writers - Life Quote

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

― Neil Gaiman

Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.
― Neil Gaiman

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”

― Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Quotes

Neil Gaiman Quotes

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”

― Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Commencement Speech

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012

Yogesh Shinde

Yogesh Shinde is a blogger, marketer and LEARNER. He loves being on the internet to learn. He is a Solopreneur and believes in automation without loosing the humanism.

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34 Responses

  1. A wonderful collection of Neil Gaiman’s Quotations, Yogesh.
    So much inspiration and motivation!
    I love this one: “You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.”
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day ahead!
    ~ Ahmad

  2. Satya says:

    inspiration collection of quotes these are beneficial

  3. Hi Yogesh,

    Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful man. I have’t read any of his stuff, but I like his outlook on life from the little I’ve read.

    My favorite quote here is The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

    ― Neil Gaiman

    It really resonated with me because it is so true. Thanks again!

    -Donna

    • Hey Donna Ma’am,

      I haven’t read any book of Neil Gaiman but his speech is really inspiring. I like these kind of inspirational stuff, it makes us confident and live life on our conditions.

      My favorite quote is “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”

      ― Neil Gaiman

      Thanks for taking time and commenting ma’am.

      Regards,
      Yogesh Shinde

  4. Mark says:

    Awesome post and I must say these are really inspirational quotes. I’ll surely check them out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sue Bride says:

    This quote made me think of the multitude of murder and hospital shows on TV “Fairytales are more than true: Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Maybe that’s why they are popular?

    I smiled at the quote about not having to get up in a morning. That is a great plus about the freedom of working from home.

    • Hey Sue,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      The fairy tale quote is one of my favorite and it’s famous and popular quote of Mr. Neil Gaiman. It’s very inspiring quote and it make us believe any giant problem (dragon) can be beaten we just need to believe in our ourselves.

      Thanks again.

      Regards,
      Yogesh Shinde

  6. Hi Yogesh,
    thank you for introducing this man to us .
    I never heard of him ,but I like the quotes very much.
    This is my favorite :“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”
    Erika

    • Hey Erika Ma’am,

      Thanks for stopping by and comment.

      “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” It’s my favorite quote too because it makes us believe in ourselves and the world needs our voice, our mind and our our story. We should always remember we must live by reason we are born for.

      Yogesh Shinde

  7. Amit says:

    Hey, Really inspiring and awesome collection of quotes. Have a great day dude…..

    • Hey Amit Dude,

      Thanks for taking time and visiting my blog. Glad you like the post. Thanks for being an inspiration and I always look forward to learning from you Amit. Thanks for being my friend 🙂

      Regards,
      YOgesh Shinde

  8. Paula says:

    “Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”

    ― Neil Gaiman

    Because you learn from them. And learning is good

    • Hey Paula,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. That’s one of my favorite, I personally like failure and mistake quotes because I afraid to make mistakes and want to be perfect in whatever I do. These failure and mistake quotes make me understand perfection doesn’t exist and we have to fail to learn and get better and better.

      Thanks Paula.

      Yogesh 🙂

  9. I adore reading quotes. You can always glean such wonderful words of wisdom. The interpretation of it is where you find your magic.
    Dr. Elise Cohen Ho recently posted…A Letter To My MomMy Profile

    • Hey Dr. Elise,

      I like quotes too.In fact I try to add quotes on each and every blog post. These word of wisdom make us wiser and these quotes are like books which we carry with ourselves.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Regards,
      Yogesh Shinde

  10. ikechi says:

    Hi Yogesh

    Neil is indeed an inspiration as I used one of his quotes in my blog. I love the picture quotes that you have done as they are cool and apt. One quote that stood out for me is where Neil says that our voice is important.

    Thanks for Sharing. Take Care

    • Hey Ikechi,

      Yeah Neil’s quotes and speed is very inspirational. I like that quote too, actually I like these quotes that’s why they are in the list. There are many quotes from Neil Gaiman but I have just collected which are motivational for bloggers and writers.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Ikechi.

      Regards,
      Yogesh 🙂

  11. Mandy Allen says:

    Hi Yogesh, thanks for sharing this. I am lucky enough to have no trouble writing. Even a blank page is not daunting as I see it as an opportunity to create and express myself. Great share though.

    Enjoy the journey!

    • Hey Mandy,

      I think you are an experienced writer and you love writing. Many writers feel daunting when they see blank screen and they just don’t know how to get started. Neil’s quotes on writing are really motivating for writers and bloggers and I hope you find out it helpful and motivational too.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Mandy.

      Regards,
      Yogesh 🙂

  12. Reji says:

    Hi Yogesh ,

    This is the first time I am visiting your blog and I am truely impressed by your contents. Looking forward to come back again to read more posts. Actually, I landed up here from the PAC blog rotator.

    Best regards

    Reji Stephenson

    • Hey Reji,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. PAC is great community of bloggers and we help each other to get connected and improve our blogs. There are many PAC members who visited my blog and found my content helpful. I visited your blog your theme is quite similar to matthewwoodward.

  13. Rajat says:

    Excellent quotes. I truly inspired after reading this post

    • Hey Rajat,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think, you visited my blog for first time. I welcome you and hope you come back again and read my articles.

      Thanks 🙂

  14. Paula says:

    Just reread this as it has so many inspirations. Thanks for sharing Neils wisdom with us,Yogesh

  15. Louis Lh. says:

    Definitely great posts to be shared with the community, the journey is way far away, definitely enjoy it.

  16. You will have to belive otherwise… It will never happen… wow what a awesome quote & another quotes are also amazing said by Neil Gaiman.

    Really wonderful quotes. I appreciate your words

  17. I especially like this quote — “Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.” It’s just true.

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