Quotes from “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman,Terry David John Pratchett

Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted4 days ago
“Oh dear,” muttered Aziraphale, not swearing with the practiced ease of one who has spent six thousand years not swearing, and who wasn’t going to start now.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted7 days ago
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 bookseller, 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.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted9 days ago
IT WAS A NICE DAY.

All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet.
Алли
Аллиhas quoted22 days ago
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.
Oleg Emelyanov
Oleg Emelyanovhas quoted4 months ago
Neither of them left with quite the same spring in their step with which they’d arrived.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted3 hours ago
NEWT WASN’T DEAF. And he did have his own scissors.

He also had a huge pile of newspapers.

If he had known that army life consisted chiefly of applying the one to the other, he used to muse, he would never have joined.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
Twenty-seven people were got out of bed in quick succession and they got another fifty-three out of bed, because if there is one thing a man wants to know when he’s woken up in a panic at 4:00 A.M., it’s that he’s not alone.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
He didn’t say “That’s weird.” He wouldn’t have said “That’s weird” if a flock of sheep had cycled past playing violins. It wasn’t the sort of thing a responsible engineer said.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
Yet he seemed cheerful, enthusiastic, and as well-balanced as a gyroscope.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
“That sort of thing doesn’t happen any more,” reiterated Wensleydale, the rational thinking person. “’Cos we invented Science and all the vicars set fire to the witches for their own good. It was called the Spanish Inquisition.”
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
Pepper’s given first names were Pippin Galadriel Moonchild. She had been given them in a naming ceremony in a muddy valley field that contained three sick sheep and a number of leaky polythene teepees. Her mother had chosen the Welsh valley of Pant-y-Gyrdl as the ideal site to Return to Nature. (Six months later, sick of the rain, the mosquitoes, the men, the tent-trampling sheep who ate first the whole commune’s marijuana crop and then its antique minibus, and by now beginning to glimpse why almost the entire drive of human history has been an attempt to get as far away from Nature as possible, Pepper’s mother returned to Pepper’s surprised grandparents in Tadfield, bought a bra, and enrolled in a sociology course with a deep sigh of relief.)
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
The trouble with trying to find a brown-covered book among brown leaves and brown water at the bottom of a ditch of brown earth in the brown, well, grayish light of dawn, was that you couldn’t.

It wasn’t there.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
“I’ll never get the stain out.”

“Miracle it away,” said Crowley, scanning the undergrowth for any more management trainees.

“Yes, but I’ll always know the stain was there. You know. Deep down, I mean,” said the angel.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted2 days ago
This meant breaking her vows, but Mother Superior said this was all right, nothing to worry about, breaking vows was perfectly okay in a black sisterhood, and it would all be the same in a hundred years’ time or, rather, eleven years’ time
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted3 days ago
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted3 days ago
The angel had never really come to grips with the twentieth century, and didn’t realize that it is perfectly possible to do ninety miles an hour down Oxford Street. You just arranged matters so that no one was in the way. And since everyone knew that it was impossible to do ninety miles an hour down Oxford Street, no one noticed.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted8 days ago
The ducks in St. James’ Park are so used to being fed bread by secret agents meeting clandestinely that they have developed their own Pavlovian reaction. Put a St. James’ Park duck in a laboratory cage and show it a picture of two men—one usually wearing a coat with a fur collar, the other something somber with a scarf—and it’ll look up expectantly.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted8 days ago
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.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted8 days ago
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.
Yana Manukhina
Yana Manukhinahas quoted8 days ago
She would be quite bright, if she was ever put in a position to find out, but long ago found that being a scatterbrain, as she’d put it, gave you an easier journey through life.
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