"‘Is it true that your life passes before your eyes before you die?’
‘Ghastly thought, really,’ Rincewind shuddered. ‘Oh, gods, I’ve just had another one. Suppose I am just about to die and this is my whole life passing in front of my eyes?’
I THINK PERHAPS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. PEOPLE’S WHOLE LIVES DO PASS IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES BEFORE THEY DIE. THE PROCESS IS CALLED ‘LIVING’."
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
#the last continent
"IN ORDER TO HAVE A CHANGE OF FORTUNE AT THE LAST MINUTE YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR FORTUNE TO THE LAST MINUTE, said Death. WE MUST DO WHAT WE CAN.
‘And if that doesn’t work?’ said Pestilence.
Death gathered up Binky’s reins. THEN WE DID WHAT WE COULD, he said, UNTIL WE COULD NOT."
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
#thief of time
"When you’re depressed your self esteem is at absolute zero. To stand up from the sofa and walk to the fridge is an act of unbelievable effort. Everything that happens is because you are a cunt. It’s because I’m a wanker, it’s because I’m an arsehole- you sort of have a tourettes view of yourself. You think about death all the time. Even if you’re not feeling suicidal, you’re just constantly aware of death and aware of your own death and how welcome it would be."