Quote of the Day: Norse Mythology

“Because,” said Thor, “when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Of course it was Loki. It’s always Loki.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“He said nothing: seldom do those who are silent make mistakes.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Loki was not evil, although he was certainly not a force for good. Loki was . . . complicated.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Fair enough,” said Thor. “What’s the price?” “Freya’s hand in marriage.” “He just wants her hand?” asked Thor hopefully. She had two hands, after all, and might be persuaded to give up one of them without too much of an argument. Tyr had, after all. “All of her,” said Loki. “He wants to marry her.” “Oh,” said Thor. “She won’t like that.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Rebirth always follows death.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“That was the thing about Loki. You resented him even when you were at your most grateful, and you were grateful to him even when you hated him the most.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

Loki makes the world more interesting but less safe. He is the father of monsters, the author of woes, the sly god.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Cease your weeping!” he said. “It is I, Loki, here to rescue you!”
Idunn glared at him with red-rimmed eyes. “It is you who are the source of my troubles.” she said.
“Well, perhaps. But that was so long ago. That was yesterday’s Loki. Today’s Loki is here to save you and take you home.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Loki’s green eyes flashed with anger and with admiration, for he loved a good trick as much as he hated being fooled.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“That is how the worlds will end, in ash and flood, in darkness and in ice. That is the final destiny of the gods.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

No one, then or now, wanted to drink the mead that came out of Odin’s ass. But whenever you hear bad poets declaiming their bad poetry, filled with foolish similes and ugly rhymes, you will know which of the meads the have tasted.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Loki was trying to look serious, but even so, he was smiling at the corners of his mouth. It was not a reassuring smile.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“One of the dwarfs walked in front of Thor to get a better view of the prye, and Thor kicked him irritably into the middle of the flames, which made Thor feel slightly better and made all the dwarfs feel much worse.”
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“This will be the age of cruel winds, the age of people who become as wolves, who prey upon each other, who are no better than wild beasts. Twilight will come to the world, and the places where the humans live will fall into ruins, flaming briefly, then crashing down and crumbling into ash and devastation.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

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