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  • #1
    George R.R. Martin
    “All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #2
    Terry Pratchett
    “He sighed and opened the black box and took out his rings and slipped them on. Another box held a set of knives and Klatchian steel, their blades darkened with lamp black. Various cunning and intricate devices were taken from velvet bags and dropped into pockets. A couple of long-bladed throwing tlingas were slipped into their sheaths inside his boots. A thin silk line and folding grapnel were wound around his waist, over the chain-mail shirt. A blowpipe was attached to its leather thong and dropped down the back of his cloak; Teppic picked a slim tin container with an assortment of darts, their tips corked and their stems braille-coded for ease of selection in the dark.

    He winced, checked the blade of his rapier and slung the baldric over his right shoulder, to balance the bag of lead slingshot ammunition. As an afterthought he opened his sock drawer and took a pistol crossbow, a flask of oil, a roll of lockpicks and, after some consideration, a punch dagger, a bag of assorted caltrops and a set of brass knuckles.

    Teppic picked up his hat and checked it's lining for the coil of cheesewire. He placed it on his head at a jaunty angle, took a last satisfied look at himself in the mirror, turned on his heel and, very slowly, fell over.”
    Terry Pratchett, Pyramids

  • #3
    Terry Pratchett
    “A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #4
    Terry Pratchett
    “The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #5
    Terry Pratchett
    “His sister had been sent down to the village to ask Mistress Garlick the witch how you stopped spelling recommendation.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #6
    Terry Pratchett
    “There are many horrible sights in the multiverse. Somehow, though, to a soul attuned to the subtle rhythms of a library, there are few worse sights than a hole where a book ought to be.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #7
    Terry Pratchett
    “There's a door."
    "Where does it go?"
    "It stays where it is, I think.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #8
    Terry Pratchett
    “The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “Any wizard bright enough to survive for five minutes was also bright enough to realize 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

  • #10
    Terry Pratchett
    “What're quantum mechanics?"

    "I don't know. People who repair quantums, I suppose.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #11
    Terry Pratchett
    “Multiple exclamation marks,' he went on, shaking his head, 'are a sure sign of a diseased mind.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #12
    Terry Pratchett
    “Hell needed horribly bright, self-centered people like Eric. They were much better at being nasty than demons could ever manage”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “Rincewind gave his fingers a long shocked stare, as one might regard a gun that has been hanging on the wall for decades and has suddenly gone off and perforated the cat.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric
    tags: humor

  • #14
    Terry Pratchett
    “You always knew where you stood with Quezovercoatl. It was generally with a lot of people on top of a great stepped pyramid with someone in an elegant feathered headdress chipping an exquisite obsidian knife for your very own personal use.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #15
    Terry Pratchett
    “Rincewind trudged back up the beach. "The trouble is," he said, "is that things never get better, they just stay the same, only more so.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #16
    Terry Pratchett
    “Astfgl peered around through the swirling gas clouds. At least he was in the right place. The whole point about the end of the universe was that you couldn’t go past it accidentally.
    The last few embers winked out. Time and space collided silently, and collapsed.
    Astfgl coughed. It can get so very lonely, when you’re twenty million light-years from home.
    “Anyone there?” he said.
    YES.
    The voice was right by his ear. Even demon kings can shiver.
    “Apart from you, I mean,” he said. “Have you seen anybody?”
    YES.
    “Who?”
    EVERYONE.
    Astfgl sighed. “I mean anyone recently.”
    IT’S BEEN VERY QUIET, said Death.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric
    tags: death

  • #17
    Terry Pratchett
    “The Tezuman Empire in the jungle valleys of central Klatch is known for it organic market gardens, its exquisite craftsmanship in obsidian, feathers and jade, and its mass human sacrifices in honor of Quezovercoatl, the Feathered Boa, god of mass human sacrifices.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #18
    Terry Pratchett
    “the whole point of the wish business was to see to it that what the client got was exactly what he asked for and exactly what he didn't really want.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #19
    Terry Pratchett
    “The captain glared at him. The sergeant put on the poker face that has been handed down from NCO to NCO ever since one protoamphibian told another, lower-ranking protoamphibian to muster a squad of newts and Take That Beach.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #20
    Terry Pratchett
    “... the damned had been given that insight which makes hardship so easy to bear — the absolute and certain knowledge that things could be worse.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #21
    Terry Pratchett
    “The gods of the Disc have never bothered much about judging the souls of the dead, and so people only go to hell if that's where they believe, in their deepest heart, that they deserve to go. Which they won't do if they don't know about it. This explains why it is so important to shoot missionaries on sight.”
    Terry Pratchett, Eric

  • #22
    Terry Pratchett
    “The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #23
    Terry Pratchett
    “The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long way off.

    A dog's wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has its own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It's like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #24
    Terry Pratchett
    “Ginger: You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?... It's all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they're really good at. It's all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It's all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad plowmen instead. It's all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it's even possible to find out. It's all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It's all the wasted chances.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #25
    Terry Pratchett
    “Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #26
    Terry Pratchett
    “This is space. It's sometimes called the final frontier.

    (Except that of course you can't have a final frontier, because there'd be nothing for it to be a frontier to, but as frontiers go, it's pretty penultimate . . .)”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #27
    Terry Pratchett
    “The Necrotelicomnicon was written by a Klatchian necromancer known to the world as Achmed the Mad, although he preferred to be called Achmed the I Just Get These Headaches. It is said that the book was written in one day after Achmed drank too much of the strange thick Klatchian coffee which doesn't just sober you up, but takes you through sobriety and out the other side, so that you glimpse the real universe beyond the clouds of warm self-delusion that sapient life usually generates around itself to stop it turning into a nutcake. Little is known about his life prior to this event, because the page headed 'About The Author' spontaneously combusted shortly after his death. However, a section headed 'Other Books By the Same Author' indicates that his previous published work was Achmed the I Just Get These Headaches's Book of Humorous Cat Stories, which might explain a lot.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #28
    Terry Pratchett
    “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

  • #29
    Terry Pratchett
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

  • #30
    Terry Pratchett
    “Studies have shown that an ant can carry one hundred times its own weight, but there is no known limit to the lifting power of the average tiny eighty-year-old Spanish peasant grandmother.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man



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