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  • #1
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #2
    Yann Martel
    “To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
    Yann Martel, Life of Pi

  • #3
    Steven Brust
    “The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.”
    Steven Brust

  • #4
    Steven Brust
    “All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what’s cool.”
    Steven Brust, The Paths of the Dead

  • #5
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #6
    Terry Pratchett
    “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
    Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

  • #7
    Terry Pratchett
    “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #8
    Terry Pratchett
    “Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
    Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
    Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
    Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
    Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
    Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
    The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
    No one ever said elves are nice.
    Elves are bad.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #10
    Terry Pratchett
    “And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be
    living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got
    you invited to the very best social occasions.”
    Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

  • #11
    Terry Pratchett
    “She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do.
    And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find
    herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
    Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

  • #12
    Terry Pratchett
    “Everything starts somewhere, though many physicists disagree. But people have always been dimly aware of the problem with the start of things. They wonder how the snowplough driver gets to work, or how the makers of dictionaries look up the spelling of words.”
    Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “Using a metaphor in front of a man as unimaginative as Ridcully was like a
    red flag to a bu... was like putting something very annoying in front of
    someone who was annoyed by it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #14
    Terry Pratchett
    “In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
    cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat
    could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #15
    Terry Pratchett
    “Bill Door was impressed. Miss Flitworth could actually give the word "revenue", which had two vowels and one diphthong, all the peremptoriness of the word "scum.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

  • #16
    Terry Pratchett
    “The landscape was snow and green ice on broken mountains. These weren't old mountains, worn down by time and weather and full of gentle ski slopes, but young, sulky, adolescent mountains. They held secret ravines and merciless crevices. One yodel out of place would attract, not the jolly echo of a lonely goatherd, but fifty tons of express-delivery snow.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man



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