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Quote-Tastic Monday #02: Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, The Milk


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Quote-Tastic is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup. Open your books (or turn on your devices) and pick your book’s quotable quote.

Featuring Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, The Milk

Fortunately the Milk



“I am not a gorilla,” I said. “I am a human father.”
– Fortunately, The Milk





Neil Gaiman writes a short story about (among many other things) alien abduction, time travel, pirate plank walking, a talking volcano, a smart stegosaurus  and a father who just wants to buy milk for his kid’s cereals (and his tea). I laughed a lot when I read this line because I had a vision of Kerchak from Disney’s Tarzan holding a bottle of milk.  Fathers are not gorillas, even if they sometimes act like one xD Notedly, there are lot more Quote-tastic quotes from the book like :

“Then,” it said, “we will bring all your enemies here and have them make you miserable until you agree to sign the planet over to us.”

Yep,  perfect plan for world domination, me thinks. Kinda like that episode in Powerpuff Girls where Him thought it would be a good idea to give the girls candy for their birthday that would eventually lead to cavities.

“You have milk,” he said.”Where there is milk, there is hope. Ah, over there. That looks like a perfect landing platform for time-traveling scientists in Floaty-Ball-Person-Carriers.”

Milk gives hope. Hope is milk.

Like I said, there are a lot more Quote-Tastic quotes from this book. Along with illustrations by Skottie Young, this children’s book it is laden with humor and time traveling adventure sure to entertain children and children at heart alike.

Learn more about Neil Gaiman here, view Skottie Young’s website here, and read other Quote-Tastic posts in Herding Cats and Burning Soup. Ride a balloon over to my friend Camille’s The Girl Meets Book to see her choice too.


Author: Lorn (pakwanstripes)

Yogi, book lover, comic book reader, cat moma and diabetic :)

3 thoughts on “Quote-Tastic Monday #02: Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, The Milk

  1. Milk gives hope. Hope is milk. Love it! 🙂

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  2. ::snort:: I wonder if Almond milk would count. Hrmm. Sounds pretty quirky 🙂


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