Tell the believers and the non-believers. Tell them we’ve taken the spring. They can have it back when they pray for it.

Mr. Wednesday

You wanted a war, Glad-of-War. You have one. Be glad. It will be the war you die in.

Mr. World

I’d like to have a word with my husband.


Mr. Wednesday: Do you believe?
Shadow: I believe.
Mr. Wednesday: What do you believe, Shadow?
Shadow: Everything.

People create gods when they wonder why things happen. Do you know why things happen? Because gods make them happen. You wanna know how to make good things happen? Be good to your god. You give a little. You get a little. The simplicity of that bargain has always been appealing. That’s why we’re here, and that’s precisely why I matter.

Mr. Wednesday

I was killed by a god. Which fucking god?


Well, I deal in sugar, sugar. And you’re the sweetest damn thing I’ve ever seen.

Easter [to Shadow]

Believing is seeing. Gods are real if you believe in them.

Mr. Wednesday

There’s no end to the cruelty of men threatened by strong women.

Mr. Nancy

Mr. Nancy: Let me tell a goddamn story! I got a good one. Real good. Once upon a time… See? It sounds good already. You’re hooked.
Mr. Wednesday: Just get on with it already.

I owe a battle.

Mad Sweeney

Essie: In the Americas, anyone can be anything they insist upon. New name, new life. That's a place a body could be happy.
Mad Sweeney: What the fuck is happy?
Essie: Fucked if I know.

American Gods Season 1 Quotes

It's like one of those good/news bad news jokes, isn't it? The good news is, we'are lettin' you out early. The bad news is your wife's dead.


Shadow, we're going to be releasin' you later this afternoon. You'll be gettin' out a coupla days early. There's no good way to say this, so I'll put it plain. This came in from Johnson City Hospital from Eagle point. Your wife, she died in the early hours of this morning. It was ah, an automobile accident.