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Neil is one of the more original and delightful minds of our generation. I first read this speech weeks ago – thank you John Goodrich – and it made me smile. His commencement advice embodies all of that and more. Enjoy.

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Make Good Art
Fantastic Mistakes
Neil Gaiman Speaks
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Philadelphia University of the Arts — 134th Commencement Speech — May 17th 2012 — Neil Gaiman — Make Good Art — Fantastic Mistakes

Neil Gaiman — Make Good Art

I never really expected to find myself giving advice to people graduating from an establishment of higher education. I never graduated from any such establishment. I never even started at one. I escaped from school as soon as I could, when the prospect of four more years of enforced learning before I’d become the writer I wanted to be was stifling.

I got out into the world, I wrote, and I became a better writer the more I wrote, and I wrote some more, and nobody ever seemed to mind that I was…

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