He'd always known that the world was an interesting place, and his imagination had peopled it with pirates and bandits and spies and astronauts and similar. But he'd also had a nagging suspicion that, when you seriously got right down to it, they were all just things in books and didn't properly exist anymore.
("Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch")
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Theres no stink more sorrorful than the stink of wet, burnt paper. It means: the end.
Neither claimed any responsibility for Milton Keynes, but both reported it as a success.
Probably the last man who knew how it worked had been tortured to death years before. Or as soon as it was installed. Killing the creator was a traditional method of patent protection.
Sometime later the islanders on a little rimward atoll were amazed to find, washed into their little local lagoon, the wave-rocked corpse of a hideous sea monster, all beaks, eyes and tentacles. They were further astonished at its size, since it was rather larger than their village. But their surprise was tiny compared to the huge, stricken expression on the face of the dead monster, which appeared to be have been trampled to death.
Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
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Delphine de Girardin
I'm crazy, but I'm not stupid.