Saturday, 20 April 2013

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

'Have you thought about what it means to be a god?' asked the man. He had a beard and a baseball cap. 'It means you give up your mortal existence to become a meme: something that lives forever in people's minds, like the tune of a nursery rhyme. It means that everyone gets to recreate you in their own minds. You barely have your own identity and more. Instead, you're a thousand aspects of what people need you to be. And everyone wants something different from you. Nothing is fixed, nothing is stable.' 

America Gods, Neil Gaiman (p. 457)


  1. And that is American Gods in a nutshell. Too bad it didn't come until page 457. ;)

    1. I wish I could have liked this book more!