Moriquen's Bookshelf

Favourite Quotes

Here I will list some of my favourite quotes from the books I have read. They can be about anything, but they are usually just really funny or striking.

"Night poured over the desert. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in deserts and high places that religions are generated. When man sees nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had the driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way."
From Small Gods by Terry Pratchett.

"To say that Effrom was not a particularly good cook was an understatement akin to saying that genocide is not a particularly effective public relations strategy."
From Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore.

"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 the other players (i.e. everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version 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..."
From Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prohecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

"Walking out in the middle of a funeral would be, of course, bad form. So attempting to walk out on one's own funeral was beyond the pale."
From Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steven Hockensmith.

"Hij kwam binnen in de lappenjas van een afkorting N.S.M.A.N.N. (Nederlandse Schrijver van Marokkaanse Afkomst met Nederlandse Nationaliteit), maar ging weer weg, na een goede rui, een verlies van overbodige veren, als auteur. Hij is stukken magerder geworden, maar gelukkiger. Noem hem voortaan simpelweg auteur."
Van Een beer in bontjas door Hafid Bouazza.

"Op de zeeën drijven stuurloos schepen waarvan de volledige bemanning het leven heeft gelaten en de roeiers vol schimmels en sappig in hun riemen hangen, de losse vellen vaandelend in de wind."
Van Godverdomse dagen op een godverdomse bol door Dimitri Verhulst