Citati iz knjige „Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders“ autora Neil Gaiman

It seemed like a fine title for a book of short stories. There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.

Intro

So, like all eruptions of the odd and strange into my world, the event sits there, unexplained. It is not story-shaped.

And, in memory, all I have is the yellow-black of her smile, and a shadow of the fear that followed.
I like things to be story-shaped.

Reality, however, is not story-shaped,
Real literature. Real life. The real world. It’s an artist’s job to show people the world they live in. We hold up mirrors.
Humor creeps in. Self-parody whispers at the edges of things. I find myself guying literary convention and sending up both myself and the whole scrivening profession
He dabbed at a circle of ink he had just made on the table with a delicate forefinger, smearing the teak a darker brown, then, unthinking, he rubbed the finger against the bridge of his nose. It left a dark smudge.
She ran as if the legions of hell were close on her heels
t was a fine dream
Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do, and every now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could have dreamed it would.
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
Of course I was scared, and of course I said that I was not.
When the skirmishes descended into the caves and the darkness then we found ourselves, as it were, out of our depth and in over our heads

Just a couple of notes for myself, "skirmish" is just a word for a minor battle while being "in over your head" means you're in a difficult situation you're unable to deal with.

in shreds and tatters

two synonyms for the price of one

returned to England with my nerves in shreds and tatters.
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