By Pamela Mullin Horvath Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Each character in THE SANDMAN has his or her own unique voice, and over the course of the series they’ve said some profound things. In this installment of 25 Days of Sandman, we’re bringing you some memorable lines—some words of sage advice and some of insight—right from the lips of your favorite characters. Do you have favorite line from THE SANDMAN? Post it in the comments below with who said it!

“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”   –Dream

“It’s astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it.”                             –Destruction

“I like airplanes. I like anywhere that isn’t a proper place. I like in-betweens.”                                   –Delirium

“When the first living thing existed, I was there waiting. When the last living thing dies, my job will be finished. I’ll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights, and lock the universe behind me as I leave.”    –Death

“Some things are changeless. People love, and die, they dream, destroy, despair, go mad.                  They fulfill their destinies, live out the course of their lives. We fulfill our function, as they fulfill theirs.  That will not change.”   –Despair

“I am Desire, am I not? That is what I am; that is what I do. I make things want things.”   –Desire

“Nothing begins in this place. This place is beyond beginnings and endings.”  –Destinty

“Sometimes old memories surface, like flotsam on the churning surface of the sea. And then they are gone.”  –The Corinthian

“Talkin’ to dreamers is like talkin’ to zombies or sump’n. I don’t know why ya even try.”                     –Merv Pumpkinhead


For more quotes pulled from the pages of THE SANDMAN check out the Quotable Sandman by Neil Gaiman.