Category: death

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“There should be a word for that brief period just after waking when the mind is full of warm pink nothing.  You lie there entirely empty of thought, except for a growing suspicion that heading towards you, like a sockful of damp sand in a nocturnal alleyway, are all the recollections you’d really rather do without, and which amount to the fact that the only mitigating factor in your horrible future is the certainty that it will be quite short.”

– Terry Pratchett – Mort

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“It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever,’ he said.  ‘Have you thought of going into teaching?’

Death’s face was a mask of terror.  Well it was always a mask of terror, but this time he meant it to be.”

– Terry Pratchett – Mort

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“Oh,” he said.

YES, said Death.

“Not even time to finish my cake?”

NO. THERE IS NO MORE TIME, EVEN FOR CAKE. FOR YOU, THE CAKE IS OVER. YOU HAVE REACHED THE END OF CAKE.

– Terry Pratchett – Nights Watch

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Go away and stop bothering me!

Susan Sri Helit aesthetic because she’s epic.

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“We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything.”

– Terry Pratchett – Nights Watch

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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…

haimeart:

Susan Sto Helit and Death from Terry Pratchett’s books

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terrypratchettparadise:

“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

sator-the-wanderess:

Some Death outfits