quotes of the day

“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 [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant 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.”
(Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens)

“If you set a man by a fire, you keep him warm all day, but set a man on fire and you keep him warm the rest of his life.”
(Terry Pratchett)