American Gods Quotes

American Gods Quotes

The American Gods Quotes are here from American Gods novel and published in 2001 by the renowned writer Neil Gaiman. The novel is a mixture of different strands like Americana and fantasy of the old and modern mythology, focusing on the mysterious and taciturn protagonist, shadow.

The American Gods are such an amazing and mysterious novel that you will not get bored if you read it even a hundred times. Every time you read this book, you will learn a new and different thing from previous ones. Whenever you seek some wise words, you can open the book and start reading it from any page you like to.

If you have this novel in the hard form, you can easily highlight wise lines; otherwise, this novel is available in soft form, and anyone can download it to read. We have gathered several American Gods Quotes that will help you to understand the theme of this amazing book written by a legend, and these American Gods Quotes will give you an insight into various people, God, Life, and Belief.

American Gods Quotes

60+ American Gods Quotes about People, Life, Belief, and Gods

The theme of this novel is about shadow who was serving in prison and granted an early release. After getting out of the prison, shadow decides to live a peaceful and quiet life with his wife, staying outside of any trouble. But soon, he gets to know that his wife has been killed in a terrible accident. On the way to the funeral of his wife, a violent storm hit the plane, and shadow greeted by a person who calls himself Mr. Wednesday sitting next seat to shadow.

Strangely, Mr. Wednesday knows about shadow more than possible. Mr. Wednesday warns shadow that a big storm is coming, and when it happens, nothing will be the same.

Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard. After accepting his offer, shadow finds himself in a strange world where a battle is going on between old and new gods, and he is about to end up in the middle of this chaos. Mr. Wednesday holds many secrets that he does not tell shadow, and due to this, the world around him starts making less sense.

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As Mr. Wednesady hires him as his bodyguard and his duties are to protect Mr. Wednesay, drive him and do some other things if necessary, but the thing that the shadow does not like is the part hurting other people to protect Mr. Wednesday. Personally, shadow does not like Mr. Wedneday as he often expresses his feelings as they cannot be friends.

Here we have many American Gods Quotes about life, people, death, Gods, and many other things that are discussed in this legendry novel.

I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.

Believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we’ll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

Believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly, believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.

Believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”

“Every hour wounds. The last one kills.”

“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 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.”

“Even nothing cannot last forever.”

“There’s none so blind as those who will not listen.”

We draw our lines around these moments of pain, remain upon our islands, and they cannot hurt us. They are covered with a smooth, safe, nacreous layer to let them slip, pearllike, from our souls without real pain.

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.

“Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.”

“The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the ghosts of long-dead cookies.”

“Not only are there no happy endings,’ she told him, ‘there aren’t even any endings.”

“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.”

“I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating.”

“He wondered whether home was a thing that happened to a place after a while, or if it was something that you found in the end, if you simply walked and waited and willed it long enough.”

“It doesn’t matter that you didn’t believe in us,” said Mr. Ibis. “We believed in you.”

“As sure as water’s wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end.”

“Too much talking these days. Talk talk talk. This country would get along much better if people learned how to suffer in silence.”

“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.”

“Liberty,” boomed Wednesday, as they walked to the car, “is a bitch who must be bedded on a mattress of corpses.”

“I think I would rather be a man than a god. We don’t need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It’s what we do.”

“Tell him that we fucking reprogrammed reality. Tell him that language is a virus and that religion is an operating system and that prayers are just so much fucking spam.”

“Don’t start anything you’re not prepared to finish.”

“There was only one guy in the whole Bible Jesus ever personally promised a place with him in Paradise. Not Peter, not Paul, not any of those guys. He was a convicted thief, being executed. So don’t knock the guys on death row. Maybe they know something you don’t.”

“Shadow had heard too many people telling each other not to repress their feelings, to let their emotions out, let the pain go. Shadow thought there was a lot to be said for bottling up emotions. If you did it long enough and deep enough, he suspected, pretty soon you wouldn’t feel anything at all.”

“People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales.”

“What should I believe? thought Shadow, and the voice came back to him from somewhere deep beneath the world, in a bass rumble: Believe everything.”

“Call no man happy, said Shadow, until he is dead”

“I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies.”

“The important thing to understand about American history, wrote Mr. Ibis, in his leather-bound journal, is that it is fictional, a charcoal-sketched simplicity for the children, or the easily bored.”

“She patted him on the arm. “You’re fucked up, Mister. But you’re cool.”
“I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow.”

“They might be dirty, and cheap, and their food might taste like shit, but at least they didn’t speak in clichés”

“I could be blindfolded and dropped into the deepest ocean and I would know where to find you. I could be buried a hundred miles underground and I would know where you are.”

“There are accounts that, if we open our hearts to them, will cut us too deeply. ”

At the end of the street was a large glass box with a female mannequin inside it, dressed as a gypsy fortune teller.

He dropped a coin into the slot. With jagged, mechanical motions, the gypsy lifted her arm and lowered it once more. A slip of paper chunked out of the slot.

“Some things may change,” said Wednesday, abruptly. “People, however… People stay the same.”

American Gods Tv Series Quotes

In shadow’s opinion, the best thing about the prison is the feeling of being relaxed and relieved, and he would let these feelings hit him as bottom as possible. In prison, he is not worried about the next morning; he would not be scared of the next day because all mornings and days in prison are the same.

But Mr. Wednesday impresses him with his personality and skills how he trailed him to work for him. Whenever Mr. Wednesday smiles, it looks like an artificial smile, like he learned how to smile from some book or from some manual. Here you will read some American Gods tv-series quotes.

“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.”

“That is the eternal folly of man. To be chasing after the sweet flesh, without realizing that it is simply a pretty cover for the bones.”

“He was alone in the darkness once more, but the darkness became brighter and brighter until it was burning like the sun.”

“I’ll be your puppy. What do you want me to do? Chew your slippers? Piss on the kitchen floor? Lick your nose? Sniff your crotch? I bet there’s nothing a puppy can do that I can’t do!”

“We do not always remember the things that do no credit to us. We justify them, cover them in bright lies or with the thick dust of forgetfulness.”

“Furthermore, it goes without saying that all of the people, living, dead, and otherwise, in this story are fictional or used in a fictional context. Only the gods are real.”

“All we have to believe is our senses: the tools we use to perceive the world, our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted.”

“You play your cards so close to your chest,” said Shadow, “that I’m not even sure they’re really cards at all.”

“It’s harder to pick and choose when you’re dead. It’s like a photograph, you know. It doesn’t matter as much.”

“There were car gods there: a powerful, serious-faced contingent, with blood on their black gloves and on their chrome teeth: recipients of human sacrifice on a scale undreamed-of since the Aztecs.”

“You’re a big one,[…] a tall drink of water, but I got to tell you, you don’t look too bright. I got a son, stupid as a man who bought his stupid at a two-for-one sale, and you remind me of him.”

“He left the drapes open, watched the lights of the cars and of the fast food joints through the window glass, comforted to know there was another world out there, one he could walk to anytime he wanted.”

“This is a roadside attraction,’ said Wednesday. ‘One of the finest. Which means it is a place of power.”

“This country would get along much better if people learned how to suffer in silence.”

“For some, it was easier to take the leap from the leafless tree and dance on nothing until dancing was done.”

“They all do the same things. They may think their sins are original, but for the most part they are petty and repetitive.”

“It goes without saying that all of the people, living, dead, and otherwise, in this story are fictional or used in a fictional context. Only the gods are real.”

Anansi American Gods Quotes

In the battle of new gods and old gods, when this belief comes that gods are immortal, shadow expresses his thoughts that they can die, and when they die, there is no one to cry over their death, and no one remembers them too. The same thing goes with the ideas and believes; they die too; although they are difficult to kill, this is not an impossible task.

In this novel, the writer expresses a wonderful philosophy about making money in fortune-telling that if they start showing people to lie about their future and tell them, people, what they want to hear, then they can make a good sum of money. But they tell the truth, and the truth makes them scared, and people don’t come to them. Here you can read some wonderful Anansi American Gods Quotes.

“You should know that if we do fucking kill you, the we’ll just delete you. You got that? One click and then you’re overwriten with random ones and zeros. Undelete is not an option.”

“It’s not what I’d want for at my funeral. When I die, I just want them to plant me somewhere warm. And then when the pretty women walk over my grave I would grab their ankles, like in that movie.”

“Kinds of behavior that work in a specialized environment, such as a prison, can fail to work and in fact become harmful when used outside such an environment.”

“Call no man happy until he is dead.”

“Every hour wounds. The last one kills”

“Shadow had heard too many people telling each other not to repress their feelings, to let their emotions out, let the pain go. Shadow thought there was a lot to be said for bottling up emotions. If you did it long enough and deep enough, he suspected, pretty soon you wouldn’t feel anything at all.”

“The important thing to understand about American history, wrote Mr. Ibis in his leather-bound journal, is that it is fictional, a charcoal-sketched simplicity for the children, or the easily bored. For the most part it is uninspected, unimagined, unthought, a representation of the thing, and not the thing itself.”

“A small boy sat inches away from the television set, a video of the Disney Hercules playing, an animated satyr stomping and shouting his way across the screen.”

“We rode here in their minds, and we took root.”

“I’m doing fine. On my festival days they still feast on eggs and rabbits, on candy and on flesh, to represent rebirth and copulation. They wear flowers in their bonnets and they give each other flowers. They do it in my name. More and more of them every year. In my name, old wolf.”

“Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.”

“There was part of him that felt gently exhilarated: he had done something.”

″‘Gods are great,’ said Atsula, slowly, as if she were comprehending a great secret. ‘But the heart is greater. For it is from our hearts they come, and to our hearts they shall return . . .‘”

″‘Not only are there no happy endings,’ she told him, ‘there aren’t even any endings.‘”

American Gods house on the rock Quotes

There is no fight between two opponents when one of them can admit that they wrong or even action of theirs is wrong, both sets of the war have a firm belief that they are on the right guided path and other is a hinder for them, so they want to clear their way by removing them. This is the really dangerous thing when both parties are certain that they are right and no one is willing to step back.

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“Rigged games are the easiest ones to beat.”

“This is not a good country for gods.”

“It’s true what they say, thought Shadow. If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.”

“Shadow was not superstitious. He did not believe in anything he could not see.”

I think I would rather be a man than a god. We don’t need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It’s what we do.

American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I’m sure there are words that are simply in there ’cause I like them. I know I couldn’t justify each and every one of them.

As sure as water’s wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end.

Call no man happy, said Shadow, until he is dead

What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.

This is the only country in the world, that worries about what it is. The rest of them know what they are. No one ever needs to go searching for the heart of Norway. Or looks for the soul of Mozambique. They know what they are.

He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring because yesterday has brought it.

People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales.

All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.

The best thing—in Shadow’s opinion, perhaps the only good thing—about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he’d plunged as low as he could plunge and he’d hit bottom. He didn’t worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.

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There are many things that can change, some abruptly and some after a certain time, however people can not change, and they stay the same forever. This habit of theirs to not make changes in their habit and attitude lead them to a fatal end, and they end up being swallowed by time or by the world.

There are some topics or things that we don’t want to discuss with others or even want to remember because whenever we think about them, it takes us back to the time when we were hurt and in pain. And when we open our hearts to them and discuss with people, it will cut us deeply.

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American Gods was designed to be if not open-ended, at least a trilogy kind of shape, so there’s definitely one more book, probably another couple of books there to get written.

Chicago happened slowly, like a migraine. First they were driving through countryside, then, imperceptibly, the occasional town became a low suburban sprawl, and the sprawl became the city.

Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.

I believe that anyone who says that sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly.

Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

None so blind as those who won’t see.

With American Gods I was trying very, very consciously – there was a level at which it was a little like trying to write a novel in French – you know, “this novel is to be written in American.”

We build a shell around it, like an oyster dealing with a painful particle of grit, coating it with smooth pearl layers in order to cope. This is how we walk and talk and function , day in, day out. Immune to others’ pain and loss.

I really thought Reagan was going to push the button and blow us all up. It was scary. So when they did the 1998 American Godzilla film, Hollywood didn’t understand what Godzilla was.

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