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Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The voice belonged to a plump, round-faced woman of the sort that develops a good personality because the alternative is suicide. The voice belonged to a plump, round-faced woman of the sort that develops a good personality because the alternative is suicide.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I'd found a seventeenth-century map of the rivers of London. I'd found a seventeenth-century map of the rivers of London.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Well, our victim had a thirst for knowledge," said Stephanopoulos. "He was a student at St. Martins College. Well, our victim had a thirst for knowledge," said Stephanopoulos. "He was a student at St. Martins College.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Ghosts, I was thinking, memories - I wasn't sure there was a difference. Ghosts, I was thinking, memories - I wasn't sure there was a difference.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: That's because they don't know,' said Tyburn. 'It's like economics. Everybody's got a theory, and some people make it their religion. That's because they don't know,' said Tyburn. 'It's like economics. Everybody's got a theory, and some people make it their religion.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I left in a hurry before he could change his mind, but I want to make it clear that at no point did I break into a skip I left in a hurry before he could change his mind, but I want to make it clear that at no point did I break into a skip
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: He was from Yorkshire, or somewhere like that, and like many Northerners with issues, he'd moved to London as a cheap alternative to psychotherapy. He was from Yorkshire, or somewhere like that, and like many Northerners with issues, he'd moved to London as a cheap alternative to psychotherapy.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Questions would be asked. Answers would be ignored. Questions would be asked. Answers would be ignored.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: There's more to life than just London," said Nightingale."People keep saying that," I said. "But I've never actually seen any proof. There's more to life than just London," said Nightingale.
"People keep saying that," I said. "But I've never actually seen any proof.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Richmond won on points, but only because one of them had a flask full of coffee. Richmond won on points, but only because one of them had a flask full of coffee.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: There's nothing quite like Latin for disguising the fact that you're making it up as you go along. There's nothing quite like Latin for disguising the fact that you're making it up as you go along.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The study of the victim is called victimology because everything sounds better with and ology tacked on the end. The study of the victim is called victimology because everything sounds better with and ology tacked on the end.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: A romantic," said Nightingale much, much later. "The most dangerous people on Earth. A romantic," said Nightingale much, much later. "The most dangerous people on Earth.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook recommends the ABC of serious investigation: Assume nothing, Believe nothing, and Check everything. Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook recommends the ABC of serious investigation: Assume nothing, Believe nothing, and Check everything.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: insouciance. But there's just something uniquely intimidating about insouciance. But there's just something uniquely intimidating about
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I think becoming a wizard is about discovering what's real and what isn't. I think becoming a wizard is about discovering what's real and what isn't.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: First law of gossip - there's no point knowing something if somebody else doesn't know you know it. First law of gossip - there's no point knowing something if somebody else doesn't know you know it.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Pictures of Cheam adorn the walls of planning offices of every Home County to serve as an awful warning. Pictures of Cheam adorn the walls of planning offices of every Home County to serve as an awful warning.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: If you find yourself talking to the police, my advice is to stay calm but look guilty; it's your safest bet. If you find yourself talking to the police, my advice is to stay calm but look guilty; it's your safest bet.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: My dad was a fairy," said Zach. "And by that I don't mean he dressed well and enjoyed musical theatre. My dad was a fairy," said Zach. "And by that I don't mean he dressed well and enjoyed musical theatre.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I, Anna Maria de Burgh Coppinger Isis solemnly swear on I, Anna Maria de Burgh Coppinger Isis solemnly swear on
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: This is your brain on magic. This is your brain on magic.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: He was transparent, the way holograms in films are transparent.Three dimensional, definitely really there and fucking ... transparent. He was transparent, the way holograms in films are transparent.Three dimensional, definitely really there and fucking ... transparent.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Officially she was there to liaise with me on the case, but really she was there for the wide-screen TV, takeaways and the unresolved sexual tension. Officially she was there to liaise with me on the case, but really she was there for the wide-screen TV, takeaways and the unresolved sexual tension.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Oh shit, I thought, if this isn't the Low King of the Dwarves then I'm the President of the Cricklewood Branch of the Women's Institute. Oh shit, I thought, if this isn't the Low King of the Dwarves then I'm the President of the Cricklewood Branch of the Women's Institute.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: You do magic by learning formae which are like shapes in your mind that have an effect on the physical universe. You do magic by learning formae which are like shapes in your mind that have an effect on the physical universe.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: One of the first rules of police work is that trouble will always come looking for you, so there's no point looking for it. One of the first rules of police work is that trouble will always come looking for you, so there's no point looking for it.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Jazz vampires,' said Stephanopoulos.'I wish I hadn't started calling them that,' I said. Jazz vampires,' said Stephanopoulos.
'I wish I hadn't started calling them that,' I said.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I woke in the hour before dawn, stuck in that strange state where the memory of your dreams is still powerful enough to motivate your actions. I woke in the hour before dawn, stuck in that strange state where the memory of your dreams is still powerful enough to motivate your actions.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The designer had probably been going for Turkish Bath but had hit Czech Porn Shoot instead. The designer had probably been going for Turkish Bath but had hit Czech Porn Shoot instead.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: On the plus side, there were no rioters in sight but on the minus side this was probably because everywhere I looked was on fire. On the plus side, there were no rioters in sight but on the minus side this was probably because everywhere I looked was on fire.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Keep breathing,' I said. 'It's a habit you don't want to break. Keep breathing,' I said. 'It's a habit you don't want to break.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The clever people at CERN are smashing particles together in the hope that Doctor Who will turn up and tell them to stop The clever people at CERN are smashing particles together in the hope that Doctor Who will turn up and tell them to stop
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Whatever you see, he'd said, take as long a look as you need to get used to it, to accept it, and then move on as if nothing has changed. Whatever you see, he'd said, take as long a look as you need to get used to it, to accept it, and then move on as if nothing has changed.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Zap,' I said. 'That's the technical term for it, is it? What do you call someone who's been zapped?''Mr. Crispy,' said Kumar. Zap,' I said. 'That's the technical term for it, is it? What do you call someone who's been zapped?'

'Mr. Crispy,' said Kumar.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: He threw a fireball at me. I threw a chimney stack at him - that's the London way. He threw a fireball at me. I threw a chimney stack at him - that's the London way.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The evening was still warm enough for shirtsleeves, and the city was clinging to summer like a wannabe trophy wife to a promising center forward. The evening was still warm enough for shirtsleeves, and the city was clinging to summer like a wannabe trophy wife to a promising center forward.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: A major investigation, once it gets underway, is as exciting as watching reruns of Big Brother, although possibly involving less sex and violence. A major investigation, once it gets underway, is as exciting as watching reruns of Big Brother, although possibly involving less sex and violence.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Carnivorous unicorns, I thought. Carnivorous unicorns, I thought.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: her hair was piled up under a broad-brimmed her hair was piled up under a broad-brimmed
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Fuck me, I thought. I can do magic. Fuck me, I thought. I can do magic.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I saw a dark void under the platform and had just enough time to think: Fuck me he's a earthbender. I saw a dark void under the platform and had just enough time to think: Fuck me he's a earthbender.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: As Conan the Barbarian famously said, That which does not kill us does not kill us. As Conan the Barbarian famously said, That which does not kill us does not kill us.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Don't ask me why I know what an Edwardian smoking jacket looks like: let's just say it has something to do with Doctor Who and leave it at that. Don't ask me why I know what an Edwardian smoking jacket looks like: let's just say it has something to do with Doctor Who and leave it at that.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: It had a long and varied history, mostly involving crime, prostitution and the theater, It had a long and varied history, mostly involving crime, prostitution and the theater,
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: It was a good plan, and like all plans since the dawn of time, this would fail to survive contact with real life. It was a good plan, and like all plans since the dawn of time, this would fail to survive contact with real life.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: History happens," said the Doctor. "Even when I'm not around.""Only by accident," said Kadiatu... History happens," said the Doctor. "Even when I'm not around."

"Only by accident," said Kadiatu...
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: It's strictly constables, sergeants, and lunatics. We'll keep the kettle on for you. It's strictly constables, sergeants, and lunatics. We'll keep the kettle on for you.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Zach looked at Carey in consternation, obviously wondering if we were using the rare good cop/loony cop interrogation technique. Zach looked at Carey in consternation, obviously wondering if we were using the rare good cop/loony cop interrogation technique.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Somebody doesn't know they're not in Kansas anymore,' said Stephanopoulos. Somebody doesn't know they're not in Kansas anymore,' said Stephanopoulos.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The Fire Brigade recognise only two kinds of people at a fire, victims and obstacles, and if you don't want to be either it's best to stay back. The Fire Brigade recognise only two kinds of people at a fire, victims and obstacles, and if you don't want to be either it's best to stay back.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Bollocks, I thought, or testiculi or possibly testiculos if we were using the accusative. Bollocks, I thought, or testiculi or possibly testiculos if we were using the accusative.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: With a grunt he levered himself to his feet, causing the chair to bang against the bookcase behind him and set the various objet d'bollocks rattling. With a grunt he levered himself to his feet, causing the chair to bang against the bookcase behind him and set the various objet d'bollocks rattling.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The main purpose of an administrative meeting is to establish collective guilt for whatever fuck-up arises out of its decisions. That The main purpose of an administrative meeting is to establish collective guilt for whatever fuck-up arises out of its decisions. That
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: So, actions were still being actioned and me and Guleed were actioning them, and the wheels of justice ground on. Albeit in first gear. So So, actions were still being actioned and me and Guleed were actioning them, and the wheels of justice ground on. Albeit in first gear. So
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Fuck me,' I said to Toby. 'We're living in Isengard. Fuck me,' I said to Toby. 'We're living in Isengard.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Dr Walid walked me past the security at reception and introduced me to today's dead body. Dr Walid walked me past the security at reception and introduced me to today's dead body.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The rules of English grammar are largely an artificial construct with little or no bearing on the language as it is spoke. The rules of English grammar are largely an artificial construct with little or no bearing on the language as it is spoke.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: Ethically challenged magical practitioners," I said. Ethically challenged magical practitioners," I said.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: The night may be dark and full of terrors, I thought, but I've got a big stick. The night may be dark and full of terrors, I thought, but I've got a big stick.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: I gave the prescribed Metropolitan Police "first greeting"."Oi!" I said "What do you think you're doing? I gave the prescribed Metropolitan Police "first greeting".
"Oi!" I said "What do you think you're doing?
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: You have to call me Master." "Master?" "That's the tradition," said Nightingale. I said the word in my head and it kept on coming out massa. You have to call me Master." "Master?" "That's the tradition," said Nightingale. I said the word in my head and it kept on coming out massa.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: It's a sad fact of modern life that if you drive long enough, sooner or later you must leave London behind. It's a sad fact of modern life that if you drive long enough, sooner or later you must leave London behind.
Ben Aaronovitch quotes: 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. 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.