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Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett
“Did I do anything last night that suggested I was sane?”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“You did what you were told or you didn't get paid, and if things went wrong it wasn't your problem. It was the fault of whatever idiot has accepted this message for sending in the first place. No one cared about you, and everyone at headquarters was an idiot. It wasn't your fault, no one listened to you. Headquarters had even started an Employee of the Month scheme to show how much they cared. That was how much they didn't care.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal
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Terry Pratchett
“Sometimes the truth is arrived at by adding all the little lies together and deducting them from the totality of what is known.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“Mr Horsefry was a youngish man, not simply running to fat but vaulting, leaping and diving towards obesity. He had acquired at thirty an impressive selection of chins, and now they wobbled with angry pride.*

* It is wrong to judge by appearances. Despite his expression, which was that of a piglet having a bright idea, and his mode of speech, which might put you in mind of a small, breathless, neurotic but ridiculously expensive dog, Mr Horsefry might well have been a kind, generous and pious man. In the same way, the man climbing out of your window in a stripy jumper, a mask and a great hurry might merely be lost on the way to a fancy-dress party, and the man in the wig and robes at the focus of the courtroom might only be a transvestite who wandered in out of the rain. Snap judgements can be so unfair.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“In defiance of Miss Maccalariat I'd like to commit hanky-panky with you, Miss Adora Belle Dearheart... well, certainly hanky, and possibly panky when we get to know one another better.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“Look, he said to his imagination, if this is how you're going to behave, I shan't bring you again.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“People flock in, nevertheless, in search of answers to those questions only librarians are considered to be able to answer, such as "Is this the laundry?" "How do you spell surreptitious?" and, on a regular basis, "Do you have a book I remember reading once? It had a red cover and it turned out they were twins.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“You know how to pray, don’t you? Just put your hands together and hope.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Terry Pratchett
“Steal five dollars and you're a common thief. Steal thousands and you're either the government or a hero.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal


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