Category: discworld

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“The captain frowned. ‘It’s a funny thing,’ he said, ‘but why is it that the heathens and the barbarians seem to have the best places to go when they die?’

‘A bit of a poser, that,’ agreed the mate. ‘I s’pose it makes up for ’em … enjoying themselves all the time when they’re alive, too?’ He looked puzzled. Now that he was dead, the whole thing sounded suspicious.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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terrypratchettparadise:

“Thoughts always moved slowly through Brutha’s mind, like icebergs. They arrived slowly and left slowly and when they were there they occupied a lot of space, much of it below the surface.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“You couldn’t think about how you thought. It was like opening a box with the crowbar that was inside.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“Thoughts always moved slowly through Brutha’s mind, like icebergs. They arrived slowly and left slowly and when they were there they occupied a lot of space, much of it below the surface.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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adorablecrab:

“But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet. This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

— Terry Pratchett – Men at Arms

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“Life in this world,” he said, “is, as it were, a sojourn in a cave. What can we know of reality? For all we see of the true nature of existence is, shall we say, no more than bewildering and amusing shadows cast upon the inner wall of the cave by the unseen blinding light of absolute truth, from which we may or may not deduce some glimmer of veracity, and we as troglodyte seekers of wisdom can only lift our voices to the unseen and say, humbly, ‘Go on, do Deformed Rabbit…it’s my favorite.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small God’s

This is v much a longshot, but calling: anyone…

thecoppercow:

(Long, long before this became a ‘ranting about politics and brexit’ type blog, for which I can only apologise)

In a fit of technological idiocy coupled with a laptop crash (and because I thought I wasn’t really going to come back to it, really), I managed to delete the first few bits of The Stalking Horse (the one where Vetinari rises to become Patrician and Downey turns up for the ride). Which is annoying, because now there’s more middle and end bits of Stalking Horse, but no first bits. Is there the slimmest chance any of youse might have saved it to epub or mobi for offline?

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“You couldn’t put off the inevitable. Because sooner or later, you reached the place when the inevitable just went and waited.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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adorablecrab:

“His age was undetermined, but in terms of cynicism and general world weariness, which is a sort of carbon dating of the personality, he was about seven thousand years old.”

Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett

In which I feel Known.

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discworldtour:

“But can’t you just wave your hand and make all the dirt fly away, then?”
“The trouble is getting the magic to understand what dirt is,” said Tiffany, scrubbing hard at a stain. “I heard of a witch over in Escrow who got it wrong and ended up losing the entire floor and her sandals and nearly a toe.”
Mrs. Aching backed away. “I thought you just had to wave your hands about,” she mumbled nervously.
“That works,” said Tiffany, “but only if you wave them about on the floor with a scrubbing brush.”

– the rules of magic |
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith