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What is it about English author Neil Gaiman that is so attractive to so many people?
Perhaps it is his ability to create magical worlds that seem as real as the one in which we actually live. His fantasies come to life. We can see ourselves walking alongside his characters, experiencing everything they do. We can relate to them, no matter what form they take. We learn from them.
Perhaps it is the many forms in which his work exists. His spectrum of works appeals to a broad audience. He writes novels. Some of his work has been adapted into movies. He creates graphic novels and comics.
Perhaps it is the way he speaks. Some swoon over his voice, others his words. He captivates his audience in person, just as much as his books do.
Perhaps it is just his wisdom. Neil Gaiman quotes are rampant as memes on Facebook and other social media sites. Check out 16 of his best ones: