Category: book quotes

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“So much paperwork to read!  So much paperwork to push away!  So much paperwork to delegate!  So much paperwork to pretend he hadn’t received and might have been eaten by the gargoyles.”

– Terry Pratchett – Snuff

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“What kind of issues of survival arise during double-entry bookkeeping?’ A.E. Pessimal sighed.  ‘It can get pretty hazardous as the end of the fiscal year draws near, captain.’

– Terry Pratchett – Snuff

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“I know that I am a small, weak man, but I have amassed a large library; I dream of dangerous places.”

– Terry Pratchett – Snuff

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“The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

– Terry Pratchett – Snuff

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“He rather liked people.  It was a major failing in a demon. Oh, he did his best to make their short lives miserable, because that was his job, but nothing he could think up was half as bad as the stuff they thought up themselves.  They seemed to have a talent for it.  It was built into the design, somehow.  They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and they devoted most of their energies to making it worse.  Over the years Crowley had found it increasingly difficult to find anything demonic to do which showed up against the natural background of generalized nastiness.”

– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens

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“It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes.

This is broadly true.  But Heaven has the best choreographers.”

– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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“And she made sure that she had always put sprouts on to boil just before a séance.  Nothing is more reassuring, nothing is more true to the comfortable spirit of English occultism, than the smell of Brussel sprouts cooking in the next room.”

– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens

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“Crowley had been extremely impressed with the warranties offered by the computer industry, and had in fact sent a bundle Below to the department that drew up the Immortal Soul agreements, with a yellow memo form attached just saying:‘Learn, guys.’”

– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens

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“Crowley had been extremely impressed with the warranties offered by the computer industry, and had in fact sent a bundle Below to the department that drew up the Immortal Soul agreements, with a yellow memo form attached just saying:‘Learn, guys.’”

– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens

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“Loyalty was a great thing, but no lieutenants should be forced to choose between their leader and a circus with elephants.”

– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens