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Good Omens Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Good Omens
  1. #1
    “He ought to tell Crowley. No, he didn’t. He wanted to tell Crowley. He ought to tell Heaven.”
  2. #2
    “‘Of course, we knew something was going on,’ Aziraphale said. ‘But one somehow imagines this sort of thing happening in America. They go in for that sort of thing over there.‘”
  3. #3
    ″‘I don’t see what’s so triflic about creating people as people and then gettin’ upset ‘cos they act like people,’ said Adam severely. ‘Anyway, if you stopped tellin’ people it’s all sorted out after they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive.‘”
  4. #4
    ″‘... it’s not enough to know what the future ​is. You have to know what it means.‘”
  5. #5
    ″‘It’s like you said the other day,’ said Adam. ‘You grow up readin’ about pirates and cowboys and spacemen and stuff, and jus’ when you think the world’s all full of amazin’ things, they tell you it’s really all dead whales and chopped-down forests and nuclear waste hang-in’ about for millions of years. ’Snot worth growin’ up for, if you ask my opinion.‘”
  6. #6
    “It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.”
  1. #7
    ″‘Oh dear,’ said Aziraphale. ‘It’s him.’
    ‘Him who?’ said Crowley.
    ‘The Voice of God,’ said the angel. ‘The Metatron.’
    The Them stared. Then Pepper said, ‘No, it isn’t. The Metatron’s made of plastic and it’s got laser cannon and it can turn into a helicopter.‘”
  2. #8
    “You don’t have to test everything to destruction just to see if you made it right.”
  3. #9
    ″‘I told you. On his eleventh birthday. At three o’clock in the afternoon. It’ll sort of home in on him. He’s supposed to name it himself.‘”
  4. #10
    “Crowley: the angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards”
  5. #11
    “It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes.
    This is broadly true. But Heaven has the best choreographers.”
  6. #12
    ″‘Oh, all right,’ said Crowley wretchedly. ‘No one’s actually going to get killed. They’re all going to have miraculous escapes. It wouldn’t be any fun otherwise.‘”

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  1. #13
    ″‘Best not to speculate, really,’ said Aziraphale. ‘You can’t second-guess ineffability, I always say. There’s Right, and there’s Wrong. If you do Wrong when you’re told to do Right, you deserve to be punished. Er.‘”
  2. #14
    “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.”
  3. #15
    ″‘A demon can get into real trouble, doing the right thing.’ He nudged the angel. ‘Funny if we both got it wrong, eh? Funny if I did the good thing and you did the bad one, eh?‘”
  4. #16
    ″‘Don’t tell me from genetics. What’ve they got to do with it?’ said Crowley. ‘Look at Satan. Created as an angel, grows up to be the Great Adversary. Hey, if you’re going to go on about genetics, you might as well say the kid will grow up to be an angel. After all, his father was really big in Heaven in the old days. Saying he’ll grow up to be a demon just because his dad became one is like saying a mouse with its tail cut off will give birth to tailless mice. No. Upbringing is everything. Take it from me.‘”
  5. #17
    ″‘DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,’ said Death, ‘JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.‘”
  6. #18
    “Aziraphale relaxed. ‘You know, Crowley,’ he said, beaming, ‘I’ve always said that, deep down inside, you’re really quite a—’
    ‘All right, all right,’ Crowley snapped. ‘Tell the whole blessed world, why don’t you?‘”
  7. #19
    “Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. 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 any of the other players,* 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.”
  8. #20
    “‘Hello? Aziraphale! For Go—, for Sa—, for somebody’s sake! Aziraphale!‘”
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