Thursday, October 12, 2006

Fictional Friends

"And that’s because of people arguing over things that many people regard as imaginary. Chiefly, gods, religions, and national boundaries, which are absolutely imaginary. They’re completely notional. They don’t tend to exist. As soon as you pull back half a mile and look down at the Earth there are no national boundaries. There aren’t even any national boundaries when you get down and walk around. They’re just imaginary lines we draw on maps."

-Neil Gaiman, interviewed at Bookslut.
(An interview where he actually just talks about stuff completely unrelated to the above, but i loved that quote anyway and wanted to put it here)