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…Granny Weatherwax, who had walked nightly without fear in the bandit-haunted forests of the mountains all her life in the certain knowledge that the darkness held nothing more terrible than she was…
Terry Pratchett. (via yagodichjagodic)

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There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is…When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.
Granny Weatherwax in Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett (via cities-in-flight)

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Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.
Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraDon Quixote (via feellng)

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He poured a drink down his throat with the plan that it would head the previous one off at the pass, join forces with it, and together they would get the second to pull itself together. Then all three would go off in search of the first, give it a good talking to.
He felt uncertain as to whether the fourth drink had understood all that so he went down a fifth to explain the plan more fully and a sixth for moral support.
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe, and Everything (via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)

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The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.
Douglas Adams (via always-bring-hope)

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The early morning’s thinnest sliver of light appeared silently. Several billion trillion tons of superhot exploding hydrogen nuclei rose slowly above the horizon and managed to look small, cold and slightly damp.

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Life," said Marvin dolefully, "loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it.
Marvin, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (via missypurple)

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Trillian: What are you supposed to do with a manically depressed robot?
Marvin: You think you've got problems. What are you supposed to do if you are a manically depressed robot? No, don't even bother answering. I'm 50,000 times more intelligent than you and even I don't know the answer.

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Ponder’s office always puzzled Mustrum Ridcully. The man used filing cabinets for heavens’ sake. Ridcully worked on the basis that anything you couldn’t remember wasn’t important and had developed the floor-heap method of document storage to a fine art.
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals. (via artevince-sempre)

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The river slunk sullenly in the bottom of its bed, like a student around 11 a.m.
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms. (via j-august)

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The vermine is a small black and white relative of the lemming, found in the cold Hublandish regions. Its skin is rare and highly valued, especially by the vermine itself; the selfish little bastard will do anything rather than let go of it.
Terry Pratchett (Sourcery)

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Some parts of his body reported for duty, others protested that they had a note from their mother.
does anyone else feel that this sort of thing happens to Vimes an awful lot (via blackboardmonitor)

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leda74:

Despite his deep distrust of magic, [Vimes] quite liked the wizards. They didn’t cause trouble. At least, they didn’t cause his kind of trouble. True, occasionally they fractured the time/space continuum or took the canoe of reality too close to the white waters of chaos, but they never broke the actual law.
- Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
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leda74:

Despite his deep distrust of magic, [Vimes] quite liked the wizards. They didn’t cause trouble. At least, they didn’t cause his kind of trouble. True, occasionally they fractured the time/space continuum or took the canoe of reality too close to the white waters of chaos, but they never broke the actual law.

- Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

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leda74:

He was aware that a wise man should always respect the folkways of others, to use Carrot’s happy phrase, but Vimes often had difficulty with this idea. For one thing, there were people in the world whose folkways consisted of gutting other people like clams and this was not a procedure that commanded, in Vimes, any kind of respect at all.
- Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant
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leda74:

He was aware that a wise man should always respect the folkways of others, to use Carrot’s happy phrase, but Vimes often had difficulty with this idea. For one thing, there were people in the world whose folkways consisted of gutting other people like clams and this was not a procedure that commanded, in Vimes, any kind of respect at all.

- Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

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themyskira:

She’d been at the Farm a week when Crocker returned. The Director of Operations came to her bungalow, let in by a guard, to find Chace vomiting into the toilet, and he waited until she was finished, until she had used the sink to rinse out her mouth and slop water onto her face, before saying, “It’s time to come back to work.”

Chace dried her face on a hand towel, refolded it, and replaced it on its bar, before asking, “And what if I don’t want to?”

“Of course you want to,” Crocker said. “You’re a Minder, Tara. You don’t know how to be anyone else.”


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