Category: discworld witches

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A Magrat aesthetic, simply because I can.

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“She gave a depreciating little chuckle.  And if Nanny Ogg had been listening, she would have resolved as follows: that no maddened cackle from Black Aliss of infamous memory, no evil little giggle from some crazed vampyre whose morals were worse than his spelling, no side-splitting guffaw from the most inventive torturer, was quite so unnerving as a happy little chuckle from a Granny Weatherwax about to do what’s best.”

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“Granny Weatherwax had never heard of psychiatry and would have had no truck with it even if she had.  There are some arts too black even for a witch.”

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“People who would not believe a High Priest if he said the sky was blue, and was able to produce signed affidavits to this effect from his white-haired old mother and three Vestal virgins, would trust just about anything whispered darkly behind their hand by a complete stranger in a pub.”

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“He was up against a mind that regarded truth as a reference point but certainly not as a shackle. Nanny Ogg could think her way through a corkscrew in a tornado without touching the sides.”

– Terry Pratchett – Madquerade

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“He looked evil in an interesting kind of way, like a pirate who really understood the words "Jolly Roger.”“

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“The human mind was a deep and abiding mystery and the Librarian was glad he didn’t have one any more.”

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“Granny Weatherwax slept with open windows and an unlocked door, secure in the knowledge that the Ramtops’ various creatures of the night would rather eat their own ears than break in.”

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“Nanny Ogg found herself embarrassed even to think about this, and this was unusual because embarrassment normally came as naturally to Nanny as altruism comes to a cat.”

– Terry Pratchett – Masquerade

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“All books, everywhere, affect all other books.  This is obvious: books inspire other books written in the future, and cite books written in the past.  But the General Theory of L-Space suggests that, in that case, the contents of books as yet unwritten can be deduced from books now in existence.”

– Terry Pratchett – Lords and Ladies