Author: Terry Pratchett Quotes And Aesthetics!!!!!

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“Lads you’re just flapping your mouths.  There’s been fighting, and here you are with all your arms and legs and walking around in the gods’ good sunlight.  That’s winning, that is.  You’ve won, see.  The rest is just gravy.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“If Ankh-Morpork had a grid, there would have been gridlock.  Since it did not it was, in the words of Sergeant Colon, ‘a case of no one being able to move because of everyone else’.  Admittedly, this phrase, while accurate, did not have the same snap.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“Those who filled the grates and dusted the furniture and swept the floors stayed on, as they had stayed on before, because they seldom paid any attention to, or possibly didn’t even know, who their lord was, and in any case were too useful and knew where the brooms were kept.  Lords come and go, but dust accumulates.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“Upper class etiquette in Ankh-Morpork held that, while you could snub your friends any time you felt like it, it was the height of bad form to be impolite to your worst enemy.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“Maybe the best way to build a bright new world is to peel some spuds in this one?”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“When he was a boy he’d read books about great military campaigns, and visited the museums and looked with patriotic pride at the paintings of famous cavalry charges, last stands and glorious victories.  It had come as rather a shock, when he later began to participate in some of these, to find that the painters had unaccountably left out the intestines.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“He had that furtive look of a timid domestic poisoner about him, the kind of man who’d be appalled at the idea of divorce but would plot womanslaughter every day.  And you could see why.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“There was something about his expression, as of a rat who was expecting cheese right around the next corner, and had been expecting cheese around the last corner too, and the corner before that, and, although the world has turned out so far to be full of corners yet completely innocent of any cheese at all, was nevertheless quite certain that, just around the corner, cheese awaited.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“There was something about his expression, as of a rat who was expecting cheese right around the next corner, and had been expecting cheese around the last corner too, and the corner before that, and, although the world has turned out so far to be full of corners yet completely innocent of any cheese at all, was nevertheless quite certain that, just around the corner, cheese awaited.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

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“The key to winning, as always, was looking as if you had every right, nay, duty to be where you were. It helped if you could also suggest in every line of your body that no one else had any rights to be doing anything, anywhere, whatsoever.”

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch