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“The ability of skinny old ladies to carry huge loads is phenomenal.  Studies have shown that an ant can carry one hundred times its own weight, but there is no known limit to the lifting power of the average tiny eighty-year-old Spanish peasant grandmother.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“All libraries, everywhere, are connected by the bookworm holes in space created by the strong space-time distortions found around any large collections of books.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“I imagine that fish have no word for water.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“When you can flatten entire cities at a whim, a tendency towards quiet reflection and seeing-things-from-the-other-fellow’s-point- of-view is seldom necessary.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“Where people stand is perhaps not as important as which way they face.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Slip Of The Keyboard

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“More than half the skill of writing lies in tricking the book out of your own head.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Slip Of The Keyboard

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“Far more beguiling than the idea that evil can be destroyed by throwing a piece of expensive jewelry into a volcano is the possibility that evil can be defused by talking. The fantasy of justice is more interesting than the fantasy of fairies, and more truly fantastic.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Slip Of The Keyboard

The thing about secrets is that they are usual…

The thing about secrets is that they are usually best kept by just one person. That was the special thing about secrets. Some people seemed to think that the best way to keep a secret was to tell as many people as possible; what could possibly go wrong for a secret when there were so many people defending it?

Anyone can rise if they have enough yeast.

Anyone can rise if they have enough yeast.

All men are writers, journalists scribbling wi…

All men are writers, journalists scribbling within their skulls the narrative of what they see and hear, notwithstanding that a man sitting opposite them might very well brew an entirely different view as to the nature of the occurrence.