Quote of the Day: Neil Gaiman on Mistakes

Neil Gaiman quote, designed by ModCloth!

After hearing English author Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech for this year’s graduating class at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, we couldn’t shake the memory of his words on mistake-making. Our graphic designer Ryan was equally taken by Gaiman’s advice, and fearlessly took on the task of bringing this Quote of the Day to life.


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  1. Angela (ModCloth) 08/15/2012 at 10:15 am #

    I love this, especially the “mistake” in the type. Keep ’em coming (quotations, not mistakes).

  2. NicoleLynn 08/15/2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech was awesome! Great quote choice and beautifully designed!

  3. Libertad 08/15/2012 at 11:57 pm #

    So great, not only the quote but also Neil Gaiman! I think another great quote would be ‘Thanks for the doubt’, by David Bowie… it’s one of the quotes of my life! If people don’t doubt me, I never endeavor to try to do better to show them that ‘I can do it’.

  4. emmalaw 08/16/2012 at 4:41 am #

    American Gods was my introduction to Neil Gaiman, effin mental. 🙂

  5. Karalyn 08/16/2012 at 6:33 am #

    Yay Uarts!

  6. Tamara watson 08/16/2012 at 7:14 am #

    how can I get this as a poster?

    • Lauren 08/18/2012 at 7:38 pm #

      I want one too! It’s perfect for my classroom!

  7. Ritwik Roy (@ritwik) 08/16/2012 at 7:51 am #

    This is really very nice but I can’t help thinking that if you just left the mistake in there and didn’t highlight it, it might work better..?

  8. Jory (@jowritestheblog) 08/16/2012 at 10:12 am #

    I love the “insert e”

  9. laurie 08/16/2012 at 3:06 pm #

    That “e” was a nod to his wife’s video of her song “Want It Back”, I think.

  10. laurie 08/16/2012 at 3:07 pm #

    And yeah, I second that comment, Tamara…it would make a great poster.

  11. Tiina-Maria 08/19/2012 at 7:38 am #

    Hi! I think this is great – I linked & posted this on my blog on learning. I hope you allow reposting. If not, I will be glad to remove the picture from my blog and just post a link. Please leave a note on Oppimisentaidot.wordpress.com, it that is the case.

  12. LM 08/21/2012 at 6:16 pm #

    I’d love this for my classroom too!

  13. Trudie 08/22/2012 at 6:31 am #

    I’d also love a poster of this!!! Please, please, please make one available!!!

  14. Jennifer 08/28/2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Me too – poster please!!

  15. Janet Russell 09/29/2012 at 8:29 am #

    I’d like to use this for my classroom.

  16. Tiffany 12/02/2012 at 5:10 am #

    Is this available for purchase?

  17. shirleyjarrett 01/28/2013 at 4:45 am #

    Love it! Printed it for my sewing studio, LOL.

  18. Linda Buckland 02/08/2013 at 11:37 am #

    Can you send me a jpg of this? Or sell me a poster? I love it!

  19. Rachel walker 03/14/2013 at 11:39 pm #

    May I use this for my classroom too?

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  21. Liz Olive 08/10/2015 at 6:14 pm #

    How can I get this for my classroom?

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  23. His Grace 11/26/2019 at 10:44 am #

    I love this


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