You mortals go about your work, your loves, your wars, as if your waking lives are all that matter.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
No one must be allowed to fall asleep in his presence. No one. Or he will escape into your dreams and you don't want that.The Corinthian in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
As powerful as you are here in your realm, Dreams rarely survive in the waking world. Nightmares, on the other hand, seem to thrive there.Lucienne in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
Roderick: "The Endless?"
Corinthian: "Did you think Death was the only one in charge? The Reaper has family, you know. Desire, Destiny, Despair."
Roderick: "Which one have I got then?"
Roderick: "What's the good of a god who governs dreams?"
Corinthian: "Not a god. More than a god. And are men not governed by their dreams?"
Why should we confine ourselves to their sleeping minds? Here, in the waking world, we're unstoppable. There is nothing preventing us from taking whoever, whatever we want.The Corinthian in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
Your waking world is shaped by dreams. Dreams and nightmares that I create, and which I must control.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
Tell us, what power have dreams in hell?Lucifer in The Sandman, Season 1
If dreams disappear, then so will humanity.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1
Day after day, he pleaded for gifts that are no mankind's to receive nor mine to give.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
The dreams and nightmares no longer seem to recognize their master. I will remind them.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1
I'm the King of Dreams, ruler of the nightmare realm.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1
We begin in the waking world, which humanity insists on calling the real world as if your dreams have no effect upon the choices you make. You mortals go about your work, your loves, your wars, as if your waking lives are all that matter. But there is another life which awaits you when you close your eyes and enter my realm. For I am the King of Dreams and Nightmares. When the waking world leaves you wanting and weary, sleep brings you here to find freedom and adventure. To face your dreams and fantasies in Dreams and Nightmares that I create and which I must control lest they consume and destroy you. That is my purpose and my function. Or it was, until I left my kingdom to pursue a rogue Nightmare.Dream / Morpheus in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
Tonight, we will achieve what no one has even attempted. We will summon and imprison death.Roderick Burgess in The Sandman, Season 1 Episode 1
The price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - A Midsummer Night's Dream
What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?Neil Gaiman in The Sandman
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream Country
For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - The Doll's House
Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Fables & Reflections
Dreams shape the world.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream Country
For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream Country
You hurt. It's okay. I hurt too. Hold my hand.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Endless Nights
"I must confess, I have always wondered what lay beyond life, my dear."
"Yeah, everybody wonders. And sooner or later everybody gets to find out."
"Is there a word for forgetting the name of someone when you want to introduce them to someone else at the same time you realize you've forgotten the name of the person you're introducing them to as well?"
"You will forget. Death or life will take him from your minds."
"I know," whispered Despair, in her distant, empty voice. "But I shall remember him."
Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now?Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream Country
Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman
One thing I've learned. You can know anything. It's all there. You just have to find it.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream a Little Dream of Me
All around me darkness gathers,
Fading is the sun that shone,
We must speak of other matters,
You can be me when I'm gone
Flowers gathered in the morning,
Afternoon they blossom on,
Still are withered in the evening,
You can be me when I'm gone.