Category: quotes

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terrypratchettparadise:

“Any wizard bright enough to survive for five minutes was also bright enough to realise that if there was any power in demonology, then it lay with the demons. Using it for your own purposes would be like trying to beat mice to death with a rattlesnake.”

– Terry Pratchett – Eric

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terrypratchettparadise:

“There was a sliding noise and a tinkle exactly like the tinkle a spoon makes when it’s put back among the other spoons, who have missed it and are anxious to hear its tales of life among the frighteningly pointy people.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky

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zephrbabe:

The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Terry Pratchett, “Thud”

littleboxofdemons:

littleboxofdemons:

Terry Pratchett will always be one of my most favourite authors🖤

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terrypratchettparadise:

“You should do things because they’re right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.”

– Terry Pratchett – Small Gods

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terrypratchettparadise:

“The stories never said why she was wicked. It was enough to be an old woman, enough to be all alone, enough to look strange because you have no teeth. It was enough to be called a witch. If it came to that, the book never gave you the evidence of anything. It talked about “a handsome prince”… was he really, or was it just because he was a prince that people called handsome? As for “a girl who was as beautiful as the day was long”… well, which day? In midwinter it hardly ever got light! The stories don’t want you to think, they just wanted you to believe what you were told…“

– Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men

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discworldtour:

““I need no axe to be a dwarf,” said Bashfullsson. “Nor do I need to hate trolls. What kind of creature defines itself by hatred?”

— Terry Pratchett, Thud!

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thejusticethatissocial:

“It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over the brandy. You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people.”

— Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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zephrbabe:

The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Terry Pratchett, “Thud”

The Patrician stopped and prodded at one of th…

The Patrician stopped and prodded at one of the drawings.
‘There’s a piece of yellow paper stuck to this one,’ he said, suspiciously. He pulled at it. It came away from the drawing with a faint sucking noise, and then stuck to his fingers. On the note, in Leonard’s crabby backward script, were the words: ‘krow ot smees sihT: omeM’.
‘Oh, I’m rather pleased with that,’ said Leonard. ‘I call it my “Handy-note-scribbling-piece-of-paper-with-glue-that-comes-unstuck-when-you-want”.’
The Patrician played with it for a while.
‘What’s the glue made of?’
‘Boiled slugs.’
The Patrician pulled the paper off one hand. It stuck to the other hand.