Best Reaper Quotes 2021

  • You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.

    Robert Alton Harris
  • All things that are, are ours. But we must care. For if we do not care, we do not exist. If we do not exist, then there is nothing but blind oblivion. And even oblivion must end someday. Lord, will you grant me just a little time? For the proper balance of things. To return what was given. For the sake of prisoners and the flight of birds. Death took a step backwards. It was impossible to read expression in azrael’s features. Death glanced sideways at the servants. Lord, what can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the reaper man?

    Terry Pratchett
  • I’m so happy dancing while the grim reaper
    cuts, cuts, cuts, but he can’t get me.
    I’m as clever as can be, and I’m very quick but don’t forget;
    we’ve only got so many tricks.
    no one lives forever.

    Danny Elfman
  • But a day must come when the fire of youth will be quenched in my veins, when winter will dwell in my heart, when his snow flakes will whiten my locks, and his mists will dim my eyes. Then my friends will lie in their lonely grave, and I alone will remain like a solitary stalk forgotten by the reaper.

    Heinrich Heine
  • Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.

  • What can the harvest hope for…

    Terry Pratchett
  • It was the living who ignored the strange and wonderful, because life was too full of the boring and mundane.

    Terry Pratchett
    • The lush green of the fields became a rich gold that swayed sturdily under the wind and fell at last before the hands of the reapers.

      Martha Ostenso
    • Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch, Till the white-wing’d reapers come.

      Francis Bacon
    • Never so sweet a repast as the Reaper’s when you tread upon the threshold of a Quiznos.

      Oscar Wilde
    • Lie in the sun with the child in your flesh shining like a jewel. Dream and sing, pagan, wise in your vitals. Stand still like a fat budding tree, like a stalk of corn athrob and aglisten in the heat. Lie like a mare panting with the dancing feet of colts against her sides. Sleep at night as the spring earth. Walk heavily as a wheat stalk at its full time bending towards the earth waiting for the reaper. Let your life swell downward so you become like a vase, a vessel. Let the unknown child knock and knock against you and rise like a dolphin within.

      Meridel Le Sueur
    • The reaction to death is sometimes as violent as death itself. Shock throws a cautious coolness over your senses, but your stomach still has knots, your skin stings as if the Reaper is glaring at you as well.

      Tim Lebbon
    • Come to the sunset tree! The day is past and gone; The woodman’s axe lies free, And the reaper’s work is done.

      John Milton
    • Handsome enough’ is this Grim Reaper, Who can snuff all these ‘brief candles,’ every fluttering soul sucking the air, from this hall” -The Vampire Lestat

      Anne Rice
    • The Crone, the Reaper… She is the Dark Moon, what you don’t see coming at you, what you don’t get away with, the wind that whips the spark across the fire line. Chance, you could say, or, what’s scarier still: the intersection of chance with choices and actions made before. The brush that is tinder dry from decades of drought, the warming of the earth’s climate that sends the storms away north, the hole in the ozone layer. Not punishment, not even justice, but consequence.

    • You’re not a woman,” he said finally. “You’re the Grim Reaper with red hair!

      Jeaniene Frost
    • Do you know, every time I’ve seen you you’ve been like the Grim Reaper of goodwill and cheer. You should find another profession.

      Lora Leigh
    • Will the real Red Reaper please stand up?

      Jeaniene Frost
    • I’ve cheated the Grim Reaper more times than anyone I know, and I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me.

      Eddie Rickenbacker
    • Death is not a reaper, like they say, nor even a friend. It is a dark, fierce water, an inundation.

      Siobhan Dowd
    • Five exclamation marks: the sure sign of an insane mind.

      Terry Pratchett
    • The Grim Reaper, Gloria corrected herself – if anyone deserved capital letters it was surely Death. Gloria would rather like to be the Grim Reaper. She wouldn’t necessarily be grim, she suspected she would be quite cheerful (Come along now, don’t make such a fuss).

      Kate Atkinson
    • Only reapers, reaping early In among the bearded barley, Hear a song that echoes cheerly From the river winding clearly, Down to towered Camelot.

      Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Can we move this along?” a bored voice stated. “I have places to be and people to shag.” “Ian, I’m not going to hug you,” I stated as I approached him. “I know you like this better.” With that, I slapped him hard enough to rock his head to the side. When he’d straightened, he flashed me a wicked grin. “Finally, you give me what I want. Knew you loved me, Reaper.

      Jeaniene Frost
    • The whole idea of Mass Effect3 is resolving all of the biggest questions, about the Protheons and
      the Reapers, and being in the driver’s seat to end the galaxy and all
      of these big plot lines, to decide what civilizations are going to
      live or die: All of these things are answered in Mass Effect 3.

      Casey Hudson
    • So could we please not mob the three-thousand-plus-year-old reaper like tweens at a boy-band concert?

      Rachel Vincent
    • Ruth is so loyal and gentle-hearted, we cannot help loving her, as she stands with the reapers amid the waving corn. Her beautiful, unselfish spirit shines out like a bright star in the night of a dark and cruel age. Love like Ruth’s, love which can rise above conflicting creeds and deep-seated racial prejudices, is hard to find in all the world.

      Helen Keller
    • The world’s worst is when you find yourself going like Mother Hubbard and cupping your hand behind your ear. I was a major glutton for volume: ‘Gotta feel it, gotta hear it.’ Sooner or later you’re going to pay the reaper.

      Mick Fleetwood
    • Some day soon, reaper, your mouth is going to be the source of your own destruction.” “That does seem likely, doesn’t it?” Tod glanced at me and shrugged. “Until then, it remains a source of my own amusement.

      Rachel Vincent
    • PIE, n. An advance agent of the reaper whose name is Indigestion.

      Ambrose Bierce
    • It feels like getting a back massage from the Grim Reaper: one must get comfortable with the most horrifying things in the world.

      Gerald R. Ford
    • In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this – death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.

      Terry Pratchett
      • Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well.

        Ellen Muth
      • Let us award a just, a brilliant homage to those rare men whom nature has endowed with the precious privilege of arranging a thousand isolated facts, of making seductive theories spring from them; but let us not forget to state, that the scythe of the reaper had cut the stalks before one had thought of uniting them into sheaves!

        Francois Arago
      • I came in rather late in the casting process of Reaper. I believe they had all the other roles cast. They were having trouble finding the devil. They had seen almost 100 actors for the role. I got the script and I liked it – it was clever and witty and very, very funny, and a nice, fresh take on an old story. I went in and did a scene for the producers, the kitchen scene from the pilot where I’m cooking a chicken-fried steak. At the end of it, they all had a smile on their face, and they realized they had found their devil.

        Ray Wise
      • Great oaks grow from little acorns. He has a green thumb. He has green fingers. He’s sowing his wild oats. Here Ceres’ gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper’s hand.

        Alexander Pope
      • Canada, having few indigenous prejudices, has been compelled to import them from elsewhere, duty-free, and it is the rare Canadian who is not shaken, at some time in the year, by “old, unhappy, far-off things / And battles long ago”, like Wordsworth’s solitary reaper. We are a nation of immigrants, and not happy in our minds.

        Robertson Davies
      • Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day How the clicking of its wheel Wears the hours away! Languidly the Autumn wind Stirs the forest leaves, From the field the reapers sing Binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind As a spell is cast, “The mill cannot grind With the water that is past.

        Sarah Doudney
      • “He’s lying, Kay,” Nash said, fists clenched at his sides. “Hellions can’t lie, but we all know reapers can.” “Careful, pot,” Tod said. “Someone might notice your resemblance to the kettle.”

        Rachel Vincent
      • Two students severely injured, you yourself covered in blood, a Reaper on the premises, a Fenrir wolf running around loose somewhere, and extensive property damage to the resort. Well?” Nickamedes snapped. “What do you have to say for yourself, Gwendolyn?” I thought for a second, then grinned at him. “I followed your directions exactly. I never set one foot outside the hotel.

        Jennifer Estep
      • Just another part of that Spartan killer instinct. I can slay the ladies just as well as I can reapers.

        Jennifer Estep
      • Tod’s eyes widened, and his irises swirled in tight twists of blue. “Well, I don’t see that I have much of a choice, considering that’s part of Reaper Law.” “There’s a Reaper Law?” “Of course. ‘A reaper is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous…'” He shrugged. “It gets boring after that. But this situation is clearly covered under the ‘helpful’ category.” I rolled my eyes. “I think that’s the Boy Scout law.” “They took it from us. But they left out all the good stuff.

        Rachel Vincent
      • “I spent two hours trying to question reapers without sounding like I was questioning them. What do you think it says about us as a group, that every reaper I know is either irritable, egotistical, voyeuristic, or some combination of the three?” “That you fit in well?”

        Rachel Vincent
      • He’s like the Rasputin of reapers.

        Rachel Vincent
      • I can’t go back because I lost all my Soul Reaper powers! – Rukia You lost your powers? What are they, socks? – Ichigo

        Tite Kubo
      • Poverty is a reaper: it harvests everything inside us that might have made us capable of social intercourse with others, and leaves us empty, purged of feeling, so that we may endure all the darkness of the present day.

        Muriel Barbery
      • The beginnings of moral enterprises in this world are never to be measured by any apparent growth. … At length comes the sudden ripeness and the full success, and he who is called in at the final moment deems this success his own. He is but the reaper and not the labourer. Other men sowed and tilled and he but enters into their labours.

        Henry Ward Beecher
      • A halo surrounded the grim reaper nun, Sister Maria. (By the way-I like this human idea of the grim reaper. I like the scythe. It amuses me.)

        Markus Zusak
      • Harmony glanced to her left, and my gaze followed hers to the living room, where my aunt had died, my cousin had been restored, and I’d whacked a psychotic grim reaper with a cast-iron skillet. Weirdest. Tuesday. Ever.

        Rachel Vincent
      • In one was, I suppose, I have been “in denial” for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light. But for precisely this reason, I can’t see myself smiting my brow with shock or hear myself whining about how it’s all so unfair: I have been taunting the Reaper into taking a free scythe in my direction and have now succumbed to something so predictable and banal that it bores even me.

        Christopher Hitchens
      • Charlie whistled “Amazing Grace” as he drove. It was all I could do not to whip my head around and snap, Are you kidding me? Couldn’t he pick something more appropriate, like “Shout at the Devil” or “Don’t fear the Reaper”? Some people had no sense of the proper music for a kidnapping.

        Jeaniene Frost
      • So, ‘reaper’ is really just a nice word for ‘covert pervert?’ Is that what you’re saying?

        Rachel Vincent
      • L, do you know reapers (shinigami) only eat apples?

        Tsugumi Ohba
      • What it comes down to is this: the grocer, the butcher, the baker, the merchant, the landlord, the druggist, the liquor dealer, the policeman, the doctor, the city father and the politician — these are the people who make money out of prostitution, these are the real reapers of the wages of sin.

      • What’s up, Hachi?” “Someone……Just slipped through my force-field.” “!!!” “A soul reaper?” “No. The Hachigyo Sogai (Twin Cliffs) I set is an original technique I developed after I became a visored. It can’t be broken by a soul reaper’s kido.” “Then who is it? Another visored?” “I don’t know. The strange thing is that they didn’t break through the force-field. They Slipped through. Not even a visored should be able to do that.” “Then, who or what is it?” “…It’s coming.” “It’s a Human?” “Uh…Um…E-excuse me…where’s the Bathroom?

      • Mass Effect 3 is all about answering all the biggest questions in the
        lore, learning about the mysteries and the Protheans and the Reapers,
        being able to decide for yourself how all of these things come to an

        Casey Hudson
      • Did he show himself?” Nash asked, and I glanced to my right to see him staring at my father, as fascinated as I was. My dad nodded. “He was an arrogant little demon.” “So what happened?” I asked. “I punched him.” For a moment, we stared at him in silence. “You punched the reaper?” I asked, and my hand fell from the strainer onto the edge of the sink. “Yeah.” He chuckled at the memory, and his grin brought out one of my own. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen my father smile. “Broke his nose.

        Rachel Vincent
        • I get recognized for ‘Reaper’ in the U.K. I was in Costa Rica and got recognized for ‘Heroes.’ In Canada, it’s ‘Rookie Blue.’ People also think that I’m in the ‘Twilight’ series because of Kristen Stewart.

        • And I don’t think I want to meet this super-reaper.” Nash stuffed his hands in his front pockets. “The garden variety’s weird enough.

        • I drive a motorbike, so there is the whiff of the grim reaper round every corner, especially in London.

        • Still, this whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual. Or a diagram of some kind. A flowchart would have been nice.

        • A field trip. You interested in doing something dangerous, and possibly illegal?” Does it involve underage girls, broken curfews and soorte4d fruit toppings?” I dropped the empty can into the recycling bin and leaned against the kitchen peninsula, grinning like an idiot. “Two of the three. And I could probably scrounge up some strawberry jam, if you’re desperate.” “I’m never desperate,” Tod said, only his voice hadn’t come from my phone. I whirled around to see the reaper standing behind me, still holding his cell. “But for the record, I prefer apricot.” “Yuck. Nobody likes apricot jam.

        • And, ah, who are you? What Horseman, I mean.” Thanatos swung around. “Death.” Cara swallowed. Audibly. “As in, the Grim Reaper?” He snorted. “That poser.

        • The seeds of freedom . . . have now been scattered where despotism and tyranny ranked and ruled, will be watered by the enlivening dews of God’s clemency, till the reapers abolitionists shall shout the harvest home.

        • A library is a temple unabridged with priceless treasure. Librarians are the majesties who loan the jewels of measure. They welcome to the kingdom the young and old of reapers and reign among the riches as the wondrous fortune keepers.

        • Sadly, I cant avoid being 75. Like many people of my age, we are all heading towards the grim reaper, and I am clinging on. I just to have to sharpen my fingernails a little so that I can hang on for longer!

          Terry Wogan

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