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“Your own brain ought to have the decency to be on your side.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“The future is always a bit wobbly. Any little thing, like the fall of a snowflake or the dropping of the wrong kind of spoon, can send it spinning off along a new path. Or perhaps not.”

– Terry Pratchett – wintersmith

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“Iron enough to make a nail,

Lime enough to paint a wall,

Water enough to drown a dog,

Sulphur enough to stop the fleas,

Potash enough to wash a shirt,

Gold enough to buy a bean,

Silver enough to coat a pin,

Lead enough to ballast a bird,

Phosphor enough to light the town,

Poison enough to kill a cow,

Strength enough to build a home,

Time enough to hold a child,

Love enough to break a heart.”

– Terry Pratchett – Winter Smith

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“In the kitchen, chickens had overflowed into the sink. They weren’t making much noise, except for the occasional ‘werk’ a chicken makes when it’s a bit uncertain about things, which is more or less all the time.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap. But you didn’t because, as Miss Tick had once explained: a) it would make the world a better place for only a very short time; b) it would then make the world a slightly worse place; and c) you’re not supposed to be as stupid as they are.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“Anoia, Goddess of Things That Get Stuck in Drawers,” said the woman. “Pleased to meet you.” She took another puff at the flaming cigarette, and there were more sparks. Some of them dropped on the floor but didn’t seem to do any damage. “There’s a goddess just for that?” said Tiffany. “Well, I find lost corkscrews and things that roll under furniture,” said Anoia offhandedly. “Sometimes things that get lost under sofa cushions, too. They want me to do stuck zippers, and I’m thinking about that. But mostly I manifest whensoever people rattle stuck drawers and call upon the gods.” She puffed on her cigarette. “Got any tea?”

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“They carried sticks and wore white clothes with bells on them, to stop them creeping up on people. No one likes an unexpected Morris dancer.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“This is so inconvenient. But there is no doubt.” She paused for a moment and said: “I will die the day after tomorrow. On Friday, just before half past six in the morning.” It was an impressive statement, and did not deserve this reply: “Oh, that’s a shame, tae be missin’ the weekend like that,” said Rob Anybody.

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“Look, just because a woman’s got no teeth doesn’t mean she’s wise. It might just mean she’s been stupid for a very long time.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

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“"Typical artist,’ said Granny. ‘He just painted the showy stuff in the front… And what about these cherubs? We’re not going to get them too, are we? I don’t like to see little babies flying through the air.’

‘They turn up in a lot of old paintings,’ said Nanny Ogg. ‘They put them in to show it’s Art and not just naughty pictures of ladies with not many clothes on.’

"Well, they’re not fooling ME,” said Granny Weatherwax.“

– Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith