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The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes
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“What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?”
Neil Gaiman
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The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes
book
dreams
power
heaven and hell
imprisonment
concepts
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“You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime.”
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“It is as natural to die as it is to be born.”
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“Death is before me today: Like the recovery of a sick man, Like going forth into a garden after sickness.”
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“I only have two kinds of dreams: the bad and the terrible. Bad dreams I can cope with. They’re just nightmares, and the end eventually. I wake up. The terrible dreams are the good dreams. In my terrible dreams, everything is fine. I am still with the company. I still look like me. None of the last five years ever happened. Sometimes I’m married. Once I even had kids. I even knew their names. Everything’s wonderful and normal and fine. And then I wake up, and I’m still me. And I’m still here. And that is truly terrible.”
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“As I wouldn’t wear a costume, I couldn’t imagine him wanting to wear one. And seeing that the greater part of my wardrobe is black (It’s a sensible colour. It goes with anything. Well, anything black)[...].”
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“I will be a wise and tolerant monarch, dispencing justice fairly, and only setting nightmares to rip out the winds of the evil and the wicked. Or just anybody that I don’t like.”
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“Approaching the state of Delaware, the dreamer is a small dog, dreaming impatiently of a past life, long forgotten, when he sailed tall ships across uncharted. The salt spray of the ocean stings my face.”
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“Have you ever had one of those days when something just seems to be trying to tell you somebody?”
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“I think I’ll dismember the world and then I’ll dance in the wreckage.”
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“She’s realized the real problem with stories -- if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.”
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“Never trust a demon. He has a hundred motives for anything he does ... Ninety-nine of them, at least, are malevolent.”
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“You can know anything. It’s all there. You just have to find it.”
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“Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions too huge to be felt.”
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“The universe knows someone is missing, and slowly it attempts to replace him.”
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“And I am far more terrible than you, sister.”
Morpheus
character
death
comparisons
concepts
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“I am anti-life, the Beast of Judgment. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds…of everything. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?”
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“You say I have no power? Perhaps you speak truly... But — you say that dreams have no power here? Tell me, Lucifer Morningstar... Ask yourselves, all of you... What power would hell have if those imprisoned were not able to dream of heaven?”
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“I watched him even then as he fell, his face undefeated, his eyes still proud.”

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