Three Quote Challenge – II

Tenniel's illustration of the caterpillar

“We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Éilis, whose poetry and writing you can find on The Sound of What Happens, tagged me in the Three Quote Challenge. First, you thank the person who tagged you. Then, post a quote you love on three consecutive days. Choose another person to carry on, if they so choose and have the time. Today I  challenge invite Steve Tanham, who is free to accept or decline as he so chooses, of course.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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14 Responses to Three Quote Challenge – II

  1. So true about making stories.


  2. I love that quote, Sue. I never thought of us a liars, or that someone might need that good lie.


  3. Susan Scott says:

    Excellent choice of quote thanks Sue


  4. An excellent quote, so relevant to all writers. ☺


  5. Truly inspirational quote, Sue.


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