Why I LOVE Neil Gaiman (From Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes)
LUCIFER:Look around you, Morpheus. The million Lords of Hell stand arrayed about you. Tell us why we should let you leave? Helmet or no, you have no power here... what power have dreams in hell?
MORPHEUS:You say I have no power? Perhaps you speak truly... But -- you say that Dreams have no power here? Tell me, Lucifer Morningstar.. Ask yourselves, all of you... What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?
“The process was slow at first, my lord. Things in the dreamworld began to transmute. I was aware of it in my library… Slowly, the words began to fade. Some time after you vanished, my books became bound volumes of blank paper. The next day the whole library was gone. I never found it again…”—Lucien @ SANDMAN #2: Imperfect Hosts
“I think Hell’s something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go. They’re doing the same things they always did. They’re doing it to themselves. That’s Hell.”—The Sandman: Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman)