Category: life

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“Like most people – most people, at any rate, below the age of sixty or so – Verence hadn’t exercised his mind much about what happened to you when you died.  Like most people since the dawn of time, he assumed it all somehow worked out all right in the end. And like most people since the dawn of time, he was now dead.”

– Terry Pratchett – Wyrd Sisters

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“But there are causes worth dying for,’ said Butterfly.

‘No, there aren’t!  Because you’ve only got one life but you can pick up another five causes on any street corner!’

‘Good grief, how can you live with a philosophy like that?’

Rincewind took a deep breath. ‘Continuously!’

– Terry Pratchett – Interesting Times

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“IT GETS UNDERYOUR SKIN, LIFE, said Death, stepping forward. SPEAKING METAPHORICALLY, OF COURSE. IT’S A HABIT THAT’S HARD TO GIVE UP. ONE PUFF OF BREATH IS NEVER ENOUGH. YOU’LL FIND YOU WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER.”

– Terry Pratchett – Hogfather

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“He felt that the last couple of hours had somehow carried him along without him actually touching the sides, and for a moment he nursed the strangely consoling feeling that his life was totally beyond his control and whatever happened no one could blame him.”

– Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites

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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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“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