Ben Aaronovitch Quotes

Ben Aaronovitch Quotes

Could it have been anyone, or was it destiny? When I'm considering this I find it helpful to quote the wisdom of my father, who once told me, "Who knows why the fuck anything happens?

For a terrifying moment I thought he was going to hug me, but fortunately we both remembered we were English just in time. Still, it was a close call.

I was tempted to tell her it was because we were British and actually had a sense of humour, but I try not to be cruel to foreigners, especially when they're that strung out.

It's important for a man to know his limitations, and my limitations started at moving to Peckham and hanging around with yardies, postcode wannabes and those weird, skinny white kids who don't get the irony in Eminem.

He was a Parisian,’ he said. ‘You can never be sure what Parisians believe in – beyond Paris of course.

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, I thought. For they are soggy and hard to light.

Fuck me,' I said to Toby. 'We're living in Isengard.

It's a sad fact of modern life that if you drive long enough, sooner or later you must leave London behind.

I looked into the literature on this," said Nightingale, "and it wasn't very helpful."
"There's a literature about this?"
"You'd be amazed, Constable, about what there's a literature on.

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