Category: life

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“Hilta laughed like someone who had thought hard about Life and had seen the joke.”

– Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites

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“Was that what it was really like to be alive? The feeling of darkness dragging you forward? How could they live with it? And yet they did, and even seemed to find enjoyment in it, when surely the only sensible course would be to despair. Amazing. To feel you were a tiny living thing, sandwiched between two cliffs of darkness. How could they stand to be alive?”

– 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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“Fair?” said the Sea Queen. She moved forward. Om felt her all around him.

“There’s no such thing,” she said. “Life’s like a beach. And then you die.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“You can die for your country or your people or your family, but for a god you should live fully and busily, every day of a long life.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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“Witches know that people die; and if they manages to die after a long time, leavin’ the world better than they went an’ found it, well then, that’s surely a reason to be happy. All the rest of it is just tidyin’ up.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Shepherds Crown

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“The only hat worth wearing was the one you made for yourself, not one you bought, not one you were given. Your own hat, for your own head. Your own future, not someone else’s.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky

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“Down these mean streets a man must walk, he thought. And along some of them he will break into a run.”

– Terry Pratchett – Sourcery

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“They whirled through tiny crowded lives, driven literally by clock work, filling their days from edge to edge with the sheer effort of living.  And all lives were exactly the same length.  Even the very long and the very short ones.  From the point of view of eternity, anyway.”

– Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man