Category: death

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“I made my will just in time, it seems,” said Topsy, letting her white hair down.
ONE SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF ONE’S POSTERITY, MRS. LAVISH.
“My posterity? The Lavishes can kiss my bum, sir! I’ve fixed ‘em for good. Oh yes! Now what, Mr. Death?”
NOW? said Death. NOW, YOU COULD SAY, COMES… THE AUDIT.
“Oh. There is one, is there? Well, I’m not ashamed.”
THAT COUNTS.
“Good. It should,” said Topsy.

– on what matters in the end |
Terry Pratchett, Making Money

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When the figure walked through the big doors to the chairman’s office, two crossbow bolts passed through it and splintered the fine woodwork.
“Well, you can’t blame a body for trying,” said Mrs. Lavish.
I AM NOT CONCERNED WITH YOUR BODY, MRS. TOPSY LAVISH, said Death.
“It’s been quite a while since anyone was,” sighed Topsy.
THIS IS THE RECKONING, MRS. LAVISH. THE FINAL ACCOUNTING.
“Do you always use banking allusions at a time like this?” said Topsy, standing up. Something remained slumped in the chair, but it wasn’t Mrs. Lavish anymore.
I TRY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE AMBIANCE, MRS. LAVISH.
“The ‘Closing of the Ledger’ would have the right ring, too.”
THANK YOU. I SHALL MAKE A NOTE. AND NOW, YOU MUST COME WITH ME.

– the death of Topsy Lavish |
Terry Pratchett, Making Money

haimeart: Susan Sto Helit and Death from Terr…

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Susan Sto Helit and Death from Terry Pratchett’s books

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“You can’t give her that!’ she screamed. ‘It’s not safe!’

IT’S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY’RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.

‘She’s a child!’ shouted Crumley.

IT’S EDUCATIONAL.

‘What if she cuts herself?’

THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESSON.”

– Terry Pratchett – Hogfather

sator-the-wanderess: Some Death outfits

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Some Death outfits

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I UNDERSTAND, said Death, unhooking Binky’s bridle.

“But you don’t seem worried! You’re really going to die?”

YES. IT WILL BE A GREAT ADVENTURE.

“It will? You’re not afraid?”

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BE AFRAID.

“I could show you, if you like,” Albert ventured.

NO. I SHOULD LIKE TO LEARN BY MYSELF. I SHALL HAVE EXPERIENCES.

– Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

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“Like most people – most people, at any rate, below the age of sixty or so – Verence hadn’t exercised his mind much about what happened to you when you died.  Like most people since the dawn of time, he assumed it all somehow worked out all right in the end. And like most people since the dawn of time, he was now dead.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wyrd Sisters

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“The tone of voice cut through him like a diamond saw. He could dimly remember being scolded by his mother when he was small; well, this was that voice, only refined and concentrated and edged with little bits of carborundum, a tone of command that would have a corpse standing to attention and could probably have marched it halfway across its cemetery before it remembered it was dead.”

– Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites

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“Was that what it was really like to be alive? The feeling of darkness dragging you forward? How could they live with it? And yet they did, and even seemed to find enjoyment in it, when surely the only sensible course would be to despair. Amazing. To feel you were a tiny living thing, sandwiched between two cliffs of darkness. How could they stand to be alive?”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“They said that dying was just like going to sleep, although of course if you weren’t careful bits of you could rot and drop off.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man