„It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.“
— Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
This popular quote seems to be a paraphrase of a exchange in The Last Continent: ‘Is it true that your life passes before your eyes before you die?’ YES. ‘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’.