Category: discworld quotes

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“They said that dying was just like going to sleep, although of course if you weren’t careful bits of you could rot and drop off.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“Ridcully sighed.

‘All right, you fellows,’ he said. ‘No magic at Table, you know the rules. Who’s playing silly buggers?’

The other senior wizards stared at him.

‘I, I, I don’t think we can play it any more,’ said the Bursar, who at the moment was only occasionally bouncing off the sides of sanity, ‘I, I, I think we lost some of the pieces…”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“A sound as soft as the first drop of rain on a century of dust.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“Death’s pale horse looked up from its oats and gave a little whinny of greeting. The horse’s name was Binky. He was a real horse. Death had tried fiery steeds and skeletal horses in the past, and found them impractical, especially the fiery ones, which tended to set light to their own bedding and stand in the middle of it looking embarrassed.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“In the Ramtop village where they dance the real Morris dance, for example, they believe that no one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away—until the clock he wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“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

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“You can’t be loony and rich. You’ve got to be eccentric if you’re rich.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man

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“Got to write a book, see, to prove you’re a philosopher. Then you get your scroll and free official philosopher’s loofah.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gids

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“Gods have no one to pray to.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“Many stories start long before they begin.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods