Sam Vimes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sam-vimes" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Terry Pratchett
“Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
“Sir?”
“It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
“Sir?”
“That’s practically zen.”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Terry Pratchett
“Cheery was aware that Commander Vimes didn't like the phrase 'The innocent have nothing to fear', believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like 'The innocent have nothing to fear'.”
Terry Pratchett, Snuff

Terry Pratchett
“Well, the news has got around. The Duchess of Keepsake has invited us to a ball, Sir Henry and Lady Withering have invited us to a ball, and Lord and Lady Hangfinger have invited us to... yes, a ball."
"Well, that's a lot of..."
"Don't you dare, Sam.”
Terry Pratchett, Snuff

Terry Pratchett
“I assure you I will not kill you," said Inigo.
"I know that," said Vimes. "But will you try?”
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

Terry Pratchett
“It wasn't by eliminating the impossible that you got at the truth, however improbable; it was by the much harder process of eliminating the possibilities. You worked away, patiently asking questions and looking hard at things. You walked and talked, and in your heart you just hoped like hell that some bugger's nerve'd crack and he'd give himself up.”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Terry Pratchett
“Odd thing, ain't it... you meet people one at a time, they seem decent, they got brains that work, and then they get together and you hear the voice of the people. And it snarls.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Terry Pratchett
“Shut up sergeant. You're a free troll. That's an order"
Sam Vimes”
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

Terry Pratchett
“I'm not a natural killer! See this? See what it says? I'm supposed to keep the peace, I am! If I kill people to do it, I'm reading the wrong manual!
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Terry Pratchett
“History was full of the bones of good men who'd followed bad orders in the hope that they could soften the blow. Oh, yes, there were worse things they could do, but most of them began right where they started following bad orders.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Terry Pratchett
“It was, he felt, a persistent flaw in his wife's otherwise practical and sensible character that she believed, against all evidence, that he was a man of many talents. He knew he had hidden depths. There was nothing in them that he'd like to see float to the surface. They contained things that should be left to lie.”
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

Terry Pratchett
“Vimes was hazy on religion. He attended Watch funerals and went to such religious events as the proper fulfilling of the office of Commander entailed, but as for the rest . . . well, you saw things sometimes that made it impossible to believe not only in gods, but also in common humanity and your own eyes.”
Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
“I'm not a natural killer! See this? See what it says? I'm supposed to keep the peace, I am! If I kill people to do it, I'm reading the wrong manual!”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo