Quotes from “Discworld 10 - Moving pictures” by Terry David John Pratchett

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Careful,' said the Dean. 'That is not dead which can eternal lie.'
The Chair studied it.
'It looks bloody dead to me,' he said. 'Hang on - there's something moving?'
One of the outflung tentacles slumped aside.
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The Dibblers watched open mouthed as the Thing climbed. It wasn't moving very fast, and occasionally had to wedge the gibbering Librarian into a handy buttress while it found the next handhold, but it was moving up.
'Oh, yes. Yes. Yes,' breathed Soll. 'What a picture! Pure kinema!'
'A giant woman carrying a screaming ape up a tall building,' sighed Dibbler. 'And we're not even having to pay wages!'
'Yeah,' said Soll.
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It looks like it's getting bigger,' whispered Ginger.
'Go outside,' said Victor. 'Get the wizards to stop it.'
'What're you going to do?'
Victor drew himself up to his full height. 'There are some Things', he said, 'that a man has to do by himself.'
She gave him a look of irritated incomprehension.
'What? What? Do you want to go to the lavatory or something?'
'Just get out!'
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That's disgusting,' said the Dean. 'Fancy choosing to hang around young women when he could have been a wizard.'
'Yeah. What a fool,' said the Lecturer in Recent Runes, who was having trouble with his breathing.
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Who are all these people?' she said.
'They're fans,' said Dibbler.
'But I'm not hot!'
'Uncle means that they're people who like seeing you in the clicks,' said Soll. 'Er. Like you a lot.'
'There's women out there too,' said Victor. He gave a cautious wave. In the crowd, a woman swooned.
'You're famous,' he said. 'You said you always wanted to be famous.'
Ginger looked out at the crowd again. 'I never thought it would be like this, though.
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False beards,' said the Lecturer in Recent Runes, triumphantly. 'We should wear false beards.'
The Chair rolled his eyes.
'We've all GOT beards,' he said. 'What kind of disguise would false beards be?'
'Ah! That's the clever bit,' said the Lecturer. 'No-one would suspect that anyone wearing a false beard would have a real beard underneath, would they?'
The Chair opened his mouth to refute this, and then hesitated.
'Well?' he said.
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But he was a student. He could have been a wizard,' said the Dean. 'Why would he want to go off and fondle young women?'
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Oh, so you're nearly seeing things, are you?' said Ginger triumphantly. 'And don't you go around using that calm and reasonable tone of voice on me,' she added. 'I hate it when people go around being calm and reasonable at me.'
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Perhaps he should just start up a conversation and wait until it got around naturally to monstrosities from Beyond the Void.
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'He's in love,' said Gaspode. 'It's very tricky.'
'Yeah, I know how it ish,' said the cat sympathetically. 'People throwing old boots and things at you.'
'Old boots?' said the mouse.
'That'sh what's always happened to me when I've been in love,' said cat wistfully.
'It's different for humans,' said Gaspode uncertainly. 'You don't get so many boots and buckets of water thrown at you. It's more, er, flowers and arguing and stuff.'
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'He's trying to say there might be a place for us in moving pictures,' said Squeak. 'What do you think?'
'As a double act?' said Gaspode. They nodded.
'Not a chance,' he said. 'Who's going to pay good money to see cats and mice chasing one another? They're only interested even in dogs if they jus' pander to humans the whole time, so they certainly ain't going to watch a cat chase a mouse. Take it from me. I know about movin' pictures.'
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Dibbler had two offices now. There was one where he shouted at people, and a bigger one just outside it where people shouted at each other.
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They're pretty high mountains,' said Azhural, his voice now edged with doubt.
'Slope go up, slope go down,' said M'Bu gnomically.
'That's true,' said Azhural. 'Like, on average, it's flat all the way.'
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Er, I was just wondering, Mr Dibbler . . . what is my motivation for this scene?'
'Motivation?'
'Yes. Er. I got to know, see,' said Rock.
'How about: I'll fire you if you don't do it properly?'
Rock grinned. 'Right you are, Mr Dibbler,' he said.
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'What's it called?' he said cautiously.
'We call it Evil-Minded Son of a Bitch,' said the newly-appointed Vice-President in Charge of Camels.
'That doesn't sound like a name.'
' 'S a good name for this camel,' said the handler fervently.
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don't know what's going on,' he said. 'I'd like to find out. Look, haven't you got names? I feel awkward, talking to people without names.'
'Only me,' said Gaspode. 'Bein' a dog. I'm named after the famous Gaspode, you know.'
'A kid called me Puss once,' said the cat doubtfully.
'I thought you had names in your own language,' said Victor. 'You know, like "Mighty Paws" or or "Speedy Hunter". Or something.'
He smiled encouragingly.
The others gave him a long blank stare.
'He reads books,' explained Gaspode. 'See, the thing is,' he added, scratching himself vigorously, 'animals don't normally bother with names. I mean, we know who we are.'
'Mind you, I like "Speedy Hunter",' said the mouse.
'I was thinking that's more a cat's name,' said Victor, starting to sweat. 'Mice have friendly little names, like - like Squeak.'
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Is ancient folklorique troll song,' he said. 'Is about Amber and Jasper. They were-' he hesitated, and waved his hands about vaguely. 'Friends. Good friends?' 'I think I know what you mean,' said Victor. 'And one day Amber takes her troll's dinner down to the cave and finds him-' Rock waved his hands in vague yet thoroughly descriptive motions '-with another lady troll. So she go home and get her club and come back and beat him to death, thump, thump, thump. 'Cos he was her troll and he done her wrong. Is very romantic song.'
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He stuck the ridiculous sword into the sand, wandered away and found a bit of shade under some scrubby olive trees. There were rocks here. He tapped them gently. They didn't appear to be anyone.
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Gaffer scratched his chin. 'I suppose I could nail their feet to the floor,' he said.
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It was a battle,' said Silverfish.
'Yeah, but I can't move the picture box around,' said the handleman. 'The imps fall over.'
'Couldn't you strap them in or something?' said Dibbler.
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