Book Quote

#BookQuoteSunday: Neil Gaiman


There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe that they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.”

Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods is one of my favorite books of all time. I love the concept of the traditional, old gods – Odin, Anansi, etc. – fighting the newly minted American gods“gods of credit card and freeway, of Internet and telephone, of radio and hospital and television, gods of plastic and beeper and of neon. Proud gods, fat and foolish creatures, puffed up with their own newness and importance.”

There are so many insightful quotes in this one. I particularly like the one mentioned above about war. Even if one person thinks they are fighting for the right reasons, the person or persons on the opposite side of the coin are also fighting for what they think is right. It’s all about perspective.

The moral?

Nothing is ever black and white. There is gray to every story.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!


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