Quote of the Week

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I’ll admit: I haven’t read all of Sandman. I know, I know, I need to read it soon. As soon as I read all the other things. But, really, every time I read a quote from Sandman, I start to fall in love with a story I haven’t read yet.

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. 
– Neil Gaiman, Sandman

I’ve always loved this quote. I think it’s such a great reminder that, yes, there’s always a chance you’re going to fail. There’s a chance you’re going to fall flat on your face. But how do you know you can’t fly without first falling?

I like the idea of living for the possibility of flying, rather than the potential for falling. That’s what this quote reminds me of. If you’re so afraid of the bad alternative, you’ll never be able to experience greatness.

What do you think of this week’s quote? Is there a quote that helps you remember that sometimes the risk is worth taking?

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Week

  1. Sandman is brilliant! I love how every story in The Sandman is made up of more stories, and each are complex and not to be missed. This quote is inspiring, and it reminds me of another quote from Sandman: “If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fail, that hard to fall?”

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