8. Terry on Death

Terry on Death

“DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”

Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Terry Pratchett

 Terry on Death

Terry on Death

Terry on Death

Good Omens Quotes

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
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“DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a treeful of monkeys on nitrous oxide.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
tags: humor
“Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them. He was not unusual in this. In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand book seller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours – he was incredibly good at it.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
tags: bookshumor
“25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying ‘Where is the flaming sword that was given unto thee?’
26 And the Angel said, ‘I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.’
27 And the Lord did not ask him again.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
tags: angelgodheavenhumor
“The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

“You’re Hell’s Angels, then? What chapter are you from?’

‘REVELATIONS. CHAPTER SIX.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

“Anyway, if you stop tellin’ people it’s all sorted out afer they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive. ”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“All tapes left in a car for more than about a fortnight metamorphose into Best of Queen albums.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“He had heard about talking to plants in the early seventies, on Radio Four, and thought it was an excellent idea. Although talking is perhaps the wrong word for what Crowley did.
What he did was put the fear of God into them.
More precisely, the fear of Crowley.
In addition to which, every couple of months Crowley would pick out a plant that was growing too slowly, or succumbing to leaf-wilt or browning, or just didn’t look quite as good as the others, and he would carry it around to all the other plants. “Say goodbye to your friend,” he’d say to them. “He just couldn’t cut it. . . ”
Then he would leave the flat with the offending plant, and return an hour or so later with a large, empty flower pot, which he would leave somewhere conspicuously around the flat.
The plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. Also the most terrified.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
tags: humor
“If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boy and his dog and his friends. And a summer that never ends.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“You don’t have to test everything to destruction just to see if you made it right.”
― Neil GaimanGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“People couldn’t become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

“The men in the room suddenly realized that they did not want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.

And she held her sword, and she smiled like a knife.”
― Terry PratchettGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

“I mean, d’you know what eternity is? There’s this big mountain, see, a mile high, at the end of the universe, and once every thousand years there’s this little bird-”

“What little bird?” said Aziraphale suspiciously.

“This little bird I’m talking about. And every thousand years-”

“The same bird every thousand years?”

Crowley hesitated. “Yeah,” he said.

“Bloody ancient bird, then.”

“Okay. And every thousand years this bird flies-”

“-limps-”

“-flies all the way to this mountain and sharpens its beak-”

“Hold on. You can’t do that. Between here and the end of the universe there’s loads of-” The angel waved a hand expansively, if a little unsteadily. “Loads of buggerall, dear boy.”

“But it gets there anyway,” Crowley persevered.

“How?”

“It doesn’t matter!”

“It could use a space ship,” said the angel.

Crowley subsided a bit. “Yeah,” he said. “If you like. Anyway, this bird-”

“Only it is the end of the universe we’re talking about,” said Aziraphale. “So it’d have to be one of those space ships where your descendants are the ones who get out at the other end. You have to tell your descendants, you say, When you get to the Mountain, you’ve got to-” He hesitated. “What have
they got to do?”

“Sharpen its beak on the mountain,” said Crowley. “And then it flies back-”



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