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American Gods

By Neil Gaiman

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“All politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative.”

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“Anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.”

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“Anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly… the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state”

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Themes: Sex

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“Fear has no end. Fear is limitless. Fear thrives and feeds on itself, preparing your for calamity, preparing you to believe... that the most important things... are the most dangerous. If it's real in your mind, it's real in the world.”

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Themes: Fear

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“Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives.”

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Themes: Books

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“God is a dream, a hope… someone who loves you—even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition.”

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“I believe [...] that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.”

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“Life as a commodity, people as possessions. Enslavement had been a part of the culture of those parts for thousands of years. The Arab slavers had destroyed the last of the great kingdoms of East Africa, while the West African nations had destroyed each other.”

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“Money, the most influential god in America—untouchable asshole but his stock never falls.”

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Themes: Materialism Money

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“Not only are there no happy endings, there aren't even any endings.”

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Themes: Continuity

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“People believe… It's what people do. They believe, and then they do not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjuration”

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Themes: Belief

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“Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all… places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world. Never a word of it is literally true.”

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“Slavery is not a condition. Slavery is a cult. Human trafficking is a cult. Slavery got a rebrand, the Alt Right. These dazzling new plantation owners built a pipeline to take our children from school to prison quicker than a cut can bleed. And the lucky ones go from school to the NFL where they don't even let them niggahs take a knee.”

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Themes: Evil Slavery

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“The advantage of love at first sight is that it doesn't require a second look.”

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Themes: Love

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“The TV's the altar. I'm what people are sacrificing to.'
'What do they sacrifice?' asked Shadow.
'Their time, mostly,' said Lucy. 'Sometimes each other.'”

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“There are new gods growing in America, clinging to growing knots of belief: gods of credit card and freeway, of Internet and telephone, of radio and hospital and television, gods of plastic and of beeper and of neon. Proud gods, fat and foolish creatures, puffed up with their own newness and importance.”

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“This isn't about what is . . . it's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things.”

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Themes: Conflict Illusion

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“Traveling makes your mind roll thunder like a train moving down the track. Except you don't know where the fuck that mind train is headed. And then all of a sudden, an idea shits in your head. And you think that shit smells good. Peace is a beautiful but shitty idea.”

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Themes: Peace Travel

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“You are not made in the gods' image, we are made in yours.”

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Themes: God

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“In the end, all gods fall victim to their thirst for worship.

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