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In Ankh-Morpork you can be whoever you want to be and sometimes people laugh and sometimes they clap, and mostly and beautifully, they don't really care.
But that was just it - hate was exactly the right word. Hate is a force of attraction. Hate is just love with its back turned.
There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.
That's the fashion. Fast as the speed of light, they say. Ha! It's got no soul, sir, no heart.
It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.
It’s bad enough barging into Guild property, but we’ll get into really serious trouble if we shoot anyone. Lord Vetinari won’t stop at sarcasm. He might use’ - Colon swallowed - ‘irony.
You're not allowed to call them dinosaurs any more, " said Yo-less. "It's speciesist. You have to call them pre-petroleum persons.
Whoever had created humanity had left in a major design flaw.It was its tendency to bend at the knees.
Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name.
Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time might start to think.
People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around.
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.
Cats do not hunt seals. They would hunt them if they knew what seals and where to find them. But they do not know, so it's okay.
Living this long's not as wonderful as people think. I mean, you get the same amount of youth as everyone else, but a great big extra helping of being very old and deaf and creaky.
Death: "THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT."Albert: "Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.
If I were you, I'd sue my face for slander.
The harder I work, the luckier I become.
The gods, " he said. "Imprisoned in a thought. And perhaps they were never more than a dream.
I kill in my own time, ” he said. “In any case, killing unconscious people isn’t right.”“I can’t think of a more opportune time, ” said the Loremaster.
Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
The gods were there to do the duties of a megaphone, because who else would people listen to?
Racism was not a problem on the Discworld, because—what with trolls and dwarfs and so on—speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green.
If there were such a thing as an inter-city thieving contest, Ankh-Morpork would bring home the trophy and probably everyone’s wallets.
It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.
The figures looked more or less human. And they were engaged in religion. You could tell by the knives (it's not murder if you do it for a god).
Positive thinking, ' he would say, 'is also very important.
You're free to wear whatever you want, you know
I tell them stars have never hurt me, I wish I could say the same about people.
In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.
It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone’s mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them.
Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.
Esk felt that bravery was called for, but on a night like this bravery lasted only as long as a candle stayed alight.
The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret. [Fred. Free.]
Preston, I don't think this creature could ever find its way into your head. Quite apart from anything else, it seems pretty crowded and complicated to me.
She’d struck Esk once before – the blow a baby gets to introduce it to the world and give it a rough idea of what to expect from life.
Luck is my middle name, " said Rincewind, indistinctly. "Mind you, my first name is Bad.
Maladict had hallucinations, but Wazzer had a certainty you could bend steel around. It was the opposite of a hallucination, somehow. It was as if she could see what was real and you couldn't.
...it is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done.
But there was more to it than that. As the Amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part of it was deciding who the people were, and who were the rats.
But the purpose of the book is not the horror, it is horror's defeat.
Ricewind had always relied on running away. But somerimes, perhaps, you had to stand and fight, if only because there was nowhere left to run.
The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you.
Humanity's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.
I DON'T HOLD WITH CRUELTY TO CATS.
I reckon responsible behavior is something to get when you grow older. Like varicose veins.
Ye mustn't be afraid to ask for help. Pride is a good thing, my girl, but it will kill you in time.
Perhaps it would be simpler if you just did what you're told and didn't try to understand things.
Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.