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1. "Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it, it would really be a good experience for him."
Author: Alex Lifeson
2. "But when Neil called, I have to say that my heart soared. And the reason was, because it said so much about his recovery... that he was coming back to the world of the living."
Author: Alex Lifeson
3. "[...] Rumalus on põlata austajad ära siis, kui neid on palju ja nad on noored, ning hakata neile järele jooksma kolmekümne aasta pärast, kui neid on vähe ja nad on kiilaspäised."
Author: André Maurois
4. "It is a Bush administration official on the moment when torture breaks a victim:The job of the interrogator is to safely help the terrorist do his duty to Allah, so he then feels liberated to speak freely.From Neil Gaiman's account of a torturer in hell:We will hurt you. And we are not sorry. But we do not do it to punish you. We do it to redeem you. Because afterward, you'll be a better person ... and because we love you. One day you'll thank us for it.War is peace. Torture is freedom. In the end, you love Big Brother."
Author: Andrew Sullivan
5. "Suured inimesed ei saa ju ise kunagi mitte millestki aru, lastel aga on nii tüütu neile ikka ja jälle seletusi anda."
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
6. "I'm pretty much awake now." (P) "The last time I said that, I passed out in the bathtub." (I) "I remember that. Neil covered you with towels and said that he found a mermaid." (P) "You were so beautiful, Mummy. Like Ice Bird when he freezes the pigs." (N) "Thank you, sweet." -- Ingrid, Paul and Neil."
Author: Bailey Cunningham
7. "In 1922 everything changed again. The Eskimo pie was invented; James Joyce's Ulysses was printed in Paris; snow fell on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees; Eugene O'Neill was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Frederick Douglass's home was dedicated as a national shrine; former heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson invented the wrench..."
Author: Bernice L. McFadden
8. "I've worked with Method Man and Shaquille O'Neil on multiple occasions. I'd never have thought. It's like, 'Oh, those guys. They're my movie buddies.'"
Author: Bobby Moynihan
9. "There was a note on my dressing room table that said, Call Neil Young."
Author: Carrie Snodgress
10. "We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation. It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections."
Author: Chris Lowe
11. "[Julie] had lived a great deal among lies, before plumping for a small life of her own, a sincere and restricted life from which all pretense, even in matters sensual, was banished. How many crazy decisions and allegiances to successive aspects fo the truth! Had she not, one day when her costume for a fancy dress had demanded short hair, cut off the great chestnut mane that fell below her waist when she let it down? 'I could have hired a wig,' she thought. 'I might also, at a pinch, have passed the rest of my life with Becker or Espivant. If it comes to that, I could also have gone on stirring puddings in a saucepan at Carneilhan. The things "one might have done" are, in fact, the things one could not do..."
Author: Colette
12. "I've thought of a reason," Kit MacNeill said"
Author: Connie Brockway
13. "I like a composer called Henry Purcell, and I love to listen to Neil Young."
Author: Cornelia Funke
14. "I love Stephen Stills and Neil Young dearly. We talk all the time. We see each other."
Author: David Crosby
15. "Then he picks up the first book and holds it so Peter can read the title.   I Hadn't Meant to Tell You ThisPeter quiets. Watches as Neil holds up the books one by one. Just ListenStayYou're the One That I WantSo Much CloserWhere I Want to BeThe Difference Between You and MePositivelyMatchedPerfectWonderYou Are HereWhere I BelongI'll Be ThereAlong for the RideThe Future of UsReal Live BoyfriendsKeep Holding OnWhen Neil is through, Peter smiles and holds up his hand, gesturing Neil to wait there, to not say a word. He picks out two books from the YA section, then runs to the fiction section for a third. He is still smiling when he returns to Neil and shows his selections one by one.Take a BowA Blind Man Can See How Much I Love YouKeep Holding On"
Author: David Levithan
16. "As soon as Neil is out of the shower, he texts Peter. You up? he asks.And the reply comes instantly:For anything."
Author: David Levithan
17. "In his suicide note, Kurt Cobain wrote, "It's better to burn out than to fade away." He was quoting a Neil Young song about Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. When I was twenty-four, I interviewed John Lennon. I asked him about this sentiment, one that pervades rock and roll. He took strong, outraged exception to it. "It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out, " he said. "I worship people who survive. I'll take the living and the healthy."
Author: David Sheff
18. "I'm well aware that this—that I—am the first man to ever do this to her. And yes, as a guy, thatfact makes it even better.You know who Neil Armstrong is, don't you?Now tell me who the second guy was. Hell, tell me any other guy you know who made it to themoon after him. You can't, can you? That's why this is such a rush.She'll never forget this.She'll always remember…me.Maybe that's chauvinistic and egotistical, but it's the truth.-Drew Evans"
Author: Emma Chase
19. "Growing up, I had an insane crush on Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys."
Author: Erin O'Connor
20. "Seda süüd ei andesta aga inimliik, kes ei vihka kunagi niivõrd seda, kes kurja teeb, ega ka tegu ennast, kuivõrd seda, kes selle välja ütleb. Nii tuleb sageli ette, et sellal kui see, kes kurja korda saadab, pälvib rikkuse, au ja võimu, lohistatakse see, kes kuritegu nimetab, tapalavale, sest inimesed on varmalt valmis taluma ükskõik mida, mis neile teiste või taeva poolt osaks saab, kui nad sellest vaid sõnades pääsevad."
Author: Giacomo Leopardi
21. "That's what I like about Neil Jordan's films: everyone is better at what they do than you are."
Author: Ian Hart
22. "I began hearing rumors of apossible recording session with Neil Young. I was a huge fan of Neil's."
Author: Jack Irons
23. "The pockmarked and chalk-white sidewalk was like the surface of the moon, and I felt like Neil Armstrong as I walked along in my space boots and white helmet with my visor flipped down. Of course in zero gravity, Neil probably had a more impressive erection than I did at that moment."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "My eyes are so close together that when I cross my eyes, my irises actually trade places. My skin is so craterous that Neil Armstrong annually rubs my face just to reminisce about his time on the moon. And my nose is so long that my penis is jealous. But enough about how handsome I am."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "From: GDL824@yahoo.comSent: Monday, June 10, 2013 4:24 PMTo: EONeill22@hotmail.comSubject: birds of a feather I couldn't find the rock you were talking about, but I think I'm at the right place. It's pretty much just me and the seagulls, so I should be easy to spot...(I'm the one without feathers.) "
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
26. "I love Neil Young. His songs were the first songs I learned to play, and I recommend anyone who is starting guitar to learn Neil Young songs first."
Author: Jesse Harris
27. "I remember the Neil Young brand hitting me very hard immediately. He wasn't an acquired taste. I loved him immediately."
Author: Jonathan Demme
28. "Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words."
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
29. "The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists, from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2."
Author: Kelly Jones
30. "Henry drew a shaky breath. "Do me a favor, Meg.""Anything," I whispered."Don't fall for Quinn O'Neill. If you're going to do this thing with him…go to this dance, don't fall for him.""Never," I said. "I promise.""Because I'm all filled up on sad right now." He sniffed again and I could tell he was more in control. "And you can't ask me to sit by and watch you get all caught up in this guy. I can't handle that—thinking he swept you off your feet because he bathed in body spray and dressed up." His voice sounded rough. "I know you think I'm being funny right now, but I'm completely serious. Don't make me watch that happen.""You know my heart," I said. "It's yours."
Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
31. "Evie hadn't always felt that way. For a year after James had died, she'd cupped his half-dollar pendant between her pressed palms and prayed fervently for a miracle, for a telegram that would say GOOD NEWS! IT WAS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE, AND PRIVATE JAMES XAVIER O'NEILL HAS BEEN FOUND, SAFE, IN A FARMHOUSE IN FRANCE. But no such telegram ever arrived, and whatever possible faith might have bloomed in Evie withered and died. Now she saw it as just another advertisement for a life that belonged to a previous generation and held no meaning for hers."
Author: Libba Bray
32. "Above us, the stars watched. Below us, the world rushed on. But here, there was only the wall and the paint.And me.And Neil."
Author: Marie Sexton
33. "Look at Neil Diamond. Was he the cool guy? No, he was the housewives' guy. He didn't try to be what he wasn't. He just did what he did - made great music, was a good entertainer, nice-enough guy."
Author: Michael Buble
34. "It's a measure of how far I've come that I didn't bother to say, "This is impossible."I'd gotten the hang of it now.-Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere (comics adaptation by Mike Carey and Glenn Fabry)"
Author: Mike Carey
35. "Kogu inimkond on nii vastik rämps ja park,et mind solvata võiks, kui näiksin neile tark."
Author: Molière
36. "When asked about which scientist he'd like to meet, Neil deGrasse Tyson said, "Isaac Newton. No question about it. The smartest person ever to walk the face of this earth. The man was connected to the universe in spooky ways. He discovered the laws of motion, the laws of gravity, the laws of optics. Then he turned 26."
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
37. "The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson's response on Reddit when asked "What can you tell a young man looking for motivation in life itself?"http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments..."
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
38. "Q: I want to be an author when I grow up. Am I insane?"Neil Gaiman: "Yes. Growing up is highly overrated. Just be an author."[Jumbo.com, 21 August 2012]"
Author: Neil Gaiman
39. "George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.from his blog: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05..."
Author: Neil Gaiman
40. "My very small part in WATCHMEN is that, every now and then, Alan would phone me: ''Neil, you're an educated man. Where does it say...''He would need a quote from the Bible, or an essay about owls. I was his occasional research assistant."
Author: Neil Gaiman
41. "Still. Four words.And I didn't realize it until a couple of days ago, when someone wrote in to my blog:Dear Neil,If you could choose a quote - either by you or another author - to be inscribed on the wall of a public library children's area, what would it be?Thanks!LynnI pondered a bit. I'd said a lot about books and kids' reading over the years, and other people had said things pithier and wiser than I ever could. And then it hit me, and this is what I wrote: I'm not sure I'd put a quote up, if it was me, and I had a library wall to deface. I think I'd just remind people of the power of stories, and why they exist in the first place. I'd put up the four words that anyone telling a story wants to hear. The ones that show that it's working, and that pages will be turned: "… and then what happened?"
Author: Neil Gaiman
42. "Neil LeckmanI had a friend once that told me when we die and get to the pearly gates we are admitted based on our deeds. 1 good deed is a step forward 1 bad deed is two steps back. By the time he's through with you I'm not sure you'll even be able to see the gates!!"
Author: Neil Leckman
43. "Briggs was living in Toronto at the time and had started a studio called Thunder Sound. He recorded the Massey Hall show. He thought this live show should have come out right away and was disappointed and disagreed with my decision to instead put out Harvest-he thought it was not as good as the Massey Hall recording. "It's great, Neil," Briggs said. "Put it out there." But that was not to be.When I heard the show thirty-four years later while reviewing tapes for my archive performance series, I was a little shocked-I agreed with David. After listening, I felt his frustration. This was better than Harvest. It meant more. He was right. I had missed it. He understood it. David was usually right, and when I disagreed with him, I was usually wrong. Every time I go into the studio or onstage, he is missed."
Author: Neil Young
44. "I love Neil Finn. I've loved everything he's done since Split Enz."
Author: Nik Kershaw
45. "I've gotten to work with amazing people. I would say usually we get to a point before we get into the studio where there isn't that sense of anxiety or nervousness of who they are because I don't think it would be as productive in the studio if that was the case. But maybe meeting someone like Neil Young for the first time made me anxious."
Author: Rick Rubin
46. "But the pigs--seventy pounds of porcine weight that did not take kindly to weekly endoscopies--did not sprout any ulcers. And testing the theory on humans was ethically impossible: how could one justify infecting a human with a new, uncharacterized species of bacteria to prove that it caused gastritis and predisposed to cancer? In July 1984, with his experiments stalled and his grant applications in jeopardy, Marshall performed the ultimate experiment: "On the morning of the experiment, I omitted my breakfast….Two hours later, Neil Noakes scraped a heavily inoculated 4 day culture plate of Helicobacter and dispersed the bacteria in alkaline peptone water (a kind of meat broth used to keep bacteria alive). I fasted until 10 am when Neil handed me a 200 ml beaker about one quarter full of the cloudy brown liquid. I drank it down in one gulp then fasted for the rest of the day. A few stomach gurgles occurred. Was it the bacteria or was I just hungry?"
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
47. "Angel was the first Irish feature film. Neil's first movie and my first movie."
Author: Stephen Rea
48. "One of the highlights of the first Good Omens tour was Neil and I walking through New York singing Shoehorn with Teeth. Well, we'd had a good breakfast. And you don't get mugged, either."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "On bad days I talk to Death constantly, not about suicide because honestly that's not dramatic enough. Most of us love the stage and suicide is definitely your last performance and being addicted to the stage, suicide was never an option - plus people get to look you over and stare at your fatty bits and you can't cross your legs to give that flattering thigh angle and that's depressing. So we talk. She says things no one else seems to come up with, like let's have a hotdog and then it's like nothing's impossible.She told me once there is a part of her in everyone, though Neil believes I'm more Delirium than Tori, and Death taught me to accept that, you know, wear your butterflies with pride. And when I do accept that, I know Death is somewhere inside of me. She was the kind of girl all the girls wanted to be, I believe, because of her acceptance of "what is." She keeps reminding me there is change in the "what is" but change cannot be made till you accept the "what is."
Author: Tori Amos
50. "And if there is a way to find you, I will find you. but will you find me if Neil makes me a tree"
Author: Tori Amos

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