Try to create a personal thing

Neil Gaiman by Michael Cavna

Neil Gaiman by Michael Cavna

“I thought, I better give them the kind of information I wish I had had when starting out. … It was the weird thing you discover as a writer where, if you’re trying to create a universal thing, you will fail. But if you try to create a personal thing, you sometimes find the universal that resonates with everybody.” (Neil Gaimanon his arts-school commencement address in Philadelphia that went viral

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From The Washington Post : Best Quotes of 2012

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