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The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett
“Witches are naturally nosy,” said Miss Tick, standing up. “Well, I must go. I hope we shall meet again. I will give you some free advice, though.”
“Will it cost me anything?”
“What? I just said it was free!” said Miss Tick.
“Yes, but my father said that free advice often turns out to be expensive,” said Tiffany.
Miss Tick sniffed. “You could say this advice is priceless,” she said, “Are you listening?”
“Yes,” said Tiffany.
“Good. Now...if you trust in yourself...”
“Yes?”
“...and believe in your dreams...”
“Yes?”
“...and follow your star...” Miss Tick went on.
“Yes?”
“...you’ll still be beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy. Goodbye.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“Zoology, eh? That's a big word, isn't it."

"No, actually it isn't," said Tiffany. "Patronizing is a big word. Zoology is really quite short.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“Open your eyes and then open your eyes again.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“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 (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“The secret is not to dream," she whispered. "The secret is to wake up. Waking up is harder. I have woken up and I am real. I know where I come from and I know where I'm going. You cannot fool me any more. Or touch me. Or anything that is mine.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“Yes! I'm me! I am careful and logical and I look up things I don't understand! When I hear people use the wrong words, I get edgy! I am good with cheese. I read books fast! I think! And I always have a piece of string! That's the kind of person I am!”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“This time it had been magic. And it didn't stop being magic just because you found out how it was done.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“All witches are selfish, the Queen had said. But Tiffany’s Third Thoughts said: Then turn selfishness into a weapon! Make all things yours! Make other lives and dreams and hopes yours! Protect them! Save them! Bring them into the sheepfold! Walk the gale for them! Keep away the wolf! My dreams! My brother! My family! My land! My world! How dare you try to take these things, because they are mine!

I have a duty
!”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“The thing about witchcraft," said Mistress Weatherwax, "is that it's not like school at all. First you get the test, and then afterward you spend years findin' out how you passed it. It's a bit like life in that respect”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“Ordinary fortune-tellers tell you what you want to happen; witches tell you what’s going to happen whether you want it to or not. Strangely enough, witches tend to be more accurate but less popular.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)

Terry Pratchett
“We sleepwalk through our lives, because how could we live if we were always this awake?”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)


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