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Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3) Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
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“In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“She got on with her education. In her opinion, school kept on trying to interfere with it.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Death strode away, stopped, and came back. He pointed a skeletal finger at The Duck Man.
WHY, he said, ARE YOU WALKING AROUND WITH THAT DUCK?
"What duck?"
AH. SORRY.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: humor
“Sometimes the only thing you could do for people was to be there.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Be careful what you wish for. You never know who will be listening.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“TO CHANGE THE FATE OF ONE INDIVIDUAL IS TO CHANGE THE WORLD.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: fate
“We're on a mission from Glod.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“But this didn't feel like magic. It felt a lot older than that. It felt like music.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can't see doesn't exist.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“The universe danced towards life. Life was a remarkably common commodity. Anything sufficiently complicated seemed to get cut in for some, in the same way that anything massive enough got a generous helping of gravity. The universe had a definite tendency towards awareness. This suggested a certain subtle cruelty woven into the very fabric of space-time.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“DEAFNESS DOESN'T PREVENT COMPOSERS HEARING THE MUSIC. IT PREVENTS THEM HEARING THE DISTRACTIONS.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“I MAY HAVE ALLOWED MYSELF SOME FLICKER OF EMOTION IN THE RECENT PAST, said Death, BUT I CAN GIVE IT UP ANY TIME I LIKE.”
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“In my experience, what every true artist wants, really wants, is to be paid.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“The fastest way to travel is to be there already.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Or -- and this she knew was a far more accurate way of looking at it -- the book was true and reality was lying.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“The hippo of recollection stirred in the muddy waters of the mind.”
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“There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: music
“Words have always had the power to change the world.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“It was raining in the small, mountainous country of Llamedos. It was always raining in Llamedos. Rain was the country's main export. It had rain mines.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“The Library didn’t only contain magical books, the ones which are chained to their shelves and are very dangerous. It also contained perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren’t also dangerous, just because reading them didn’t make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader’s brain.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“The universe was bad enough without people poking it.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: humor
“It is said that whomsoever the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. In fact, whomsoever the gods wish to destroy, they first hand the equivalent of a stick with a fizzing fuse and Acme Dynamite Company written on the side. It's more interesting, and doesn't take so long.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“There are the people of the day, and the creatures of the night. And it's important to remember that the creatures of the night aren't simply the people of the day staying up late because they think that makes them cool and interesting. It takes more than heavy mascara and a pale complexion to cross the divide.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“She had a tall bearing and a tall voice and a tall manner, and was tall in every respect except height. Amazingly, she'd apparently been able to keep this a secret from people.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: humor
“You see the lighted windows and what you want to think is that there may be many interesting stories behind them, but what you know is that really there are just dull, dull souls, mere consumers of food, who think their instincts are emotions and their tiny lives of more account than a whisper of wind.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
tags: humor
“The Captain of the Watch says if you're still in the City by sunrise he will personally have you buried alive.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Bee there Orr Bee A Rectangular Thyng”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
“Certain things have to happen before other things. Gods play games with the fates of men. But first they have to get all the pieces on the board, and look all over the place for the dice.”
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