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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

“I asked you earlier if you saw yourself reflected in your tale.”

“Yes.”

“I do not. I MAY not. I am Prince of Stories, Will; but I have no story of my own. Nor shall I ever.”

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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

“Why did you not want a tragedy? Something lofty, something dark, a tale of a noble hero with a tragic flaw?”

“I wanted a tale of graceful ends.

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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

Ben: So…tell me about your new play. Does it go well?

Will: Not really, no. I am writing a scene in which Miranda, our virginal and innocent heroine, sits and listens as her father Prospero, the exiled and deposed Duke of Milan, and a wise magician, …

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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be un-dreamed.

Only the phoenix arises and does not descend.
And everything changes.
And nothing is truly lost.

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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

Tools, of course, can be the subtlest of traps. One day, I know, I must smash the emerald. … But that day can wait.

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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

I have no liking for prisons, Master Li. Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement the while.

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Neil Gaiman - The Sandman, vol. 10 (1996)

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.

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