Category: birth


“It was, in fact, one of those places that exist merely so that people can have come from them. The universe is littered with them: hidden villages, windswept little towns under wide skies, isolated cabins on chilly mountains, whose only mark on history is to be the incredibly ordinary place where something extraordinary started to happen. Often there is no more than a little plaque to reveal that, against all gynecological probability, someone very famous was born halfway up a wall.”

– Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites


“No one knew where you were before you were born, but when you were born, it wasn’t long before you found you’d arrived with your return ticket already punched.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

Whether you wanted it or not, you were born, y…

Whether you wanted it or not, you were born, you did the best you could, and then, whether you really wanted to or not, you died.