Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Neil Gaimen Quote: Love

I stumbled upon this online. I know it's by Neil Gaimen but which book is this from? Or is it even from a book? Can anyone help me? But anywho, it's definitely one of the best things I've read and very painful, mostly because it's darn true.

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it?

It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...you give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.

Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness. So simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt; a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain.

I hate love.”


~ tOkKa said...

-->> ** maybe..

- - - cannot say for certain,

.. knowledge on Gaimen is extremely limited as my mind is fractured.

If anything i recommend this book.


Greg said...

Ohh, that looks quite lovely, man! Good thanks.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..i have a loose awareness of Gaimen's work and writing.
I wish i was able to help you more.

However.. i am more pronounced ( but even still not fully ) in Bissette's work and writing.

So i guess i'm lucky all these circles are connected somhow.


O . T .

..yo are Aussie based in N .Y. , Greg ??


Greg said...

Nah, I'm Brooklyn based, man. Born and bred. I'm a full time NYer, lol.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..o why did i think you were part Dingo ??

.. o o i see..

you're insane ..

i see .. i see..


Greg said...

LOL, we're both on sides of insane, good sir. :p

~ tOkKa said...