Neil Gaiman Shares Advice for How to Get Over Heartbreak

By Maryann Yin 

Neil Gaiman TruthHow does one repair a broken heart? One of Neil Gaiman’s readers posed this question to him and he gave a reply on his Tumblr page.

Here’s more from Gaiman’s post: “What’s important is not to become the wound. Not to spend your life and your time and your attention on the hurt and the heartbreak. Take it and make art with it, instead, or use it to push yourself forward, into things, not away from them.”

Gaiman’s advice is highly reminiscent of his “Make Good Art” speech. He first shared the words of “Make Good Art” during the 2012 graduation ceremony at the University of the Arts. Click here to watch a video recording of Gaiman’s speech.