Terry David John Pratchett

Discworld 06 - Wyrd Sisters

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Daria Diachkova
Daria Diachkovahas quoted17 hours ago
“Very well. My name is WxrtHltl-jwlpklz,” said the demon smugly.
“Where were you when the vowels were handed out? Behind the door?” said Nanny Ogg.
Daria Diachkova
Daria Diachkovahas quoted17 hours ago
“Don’t change the subject, man,” snapped the duke, pulling himself together a bit. “Admit it—she offered you hedonistic and licentious pleasures known only to those who dabble in the carnal arts, didn’t she?”
The sergeant stood to attention and stared straight ahead.
“No, sir,” he said, in the manner of one speaking the truth come what may. “She offered me a bun.”
“A bun?”
“Yes, sir. It had currants in it.”
Felmet sat absolutely still while he fought for internal peace. Finally, all he could manage was, “And what did your men do about this?”
“They had a bun too, sir. All except young Roger, who isn’t allowed fruit, sir, on account of his trouble.”
The duke sagged back on the window seat and put his hand over his eyes. I was born to rule down on the plains, he thought, where it’s all flat and there isn’t all this weather and everything and there are people who don’t appear to be made of dough. He’s going to tell me what this Roger had.
“He had a biscuit, sir.”
Daria Diachkova
Daria Diachkovahas quoted21 days ago
Through the fathomless deeps of space swims the star turtle Great A’Tuin, bearing on its back the four giant elephants who carry on their shoulders the mass of the Discworld. A tiny sun and moon spin around them, on a complicated orbit to induce seasons, so probably nowhere else in the multiverse is it sometimes necessary for an elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past.
Exactly why this should be may never be known. Possibly the Creator of the universe got bored with all the usual business of axial inclination, albedos and rotational velocities, and decided to have a bit of fun for once.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
Coal ordered by this voice would become diamonds.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
It was a rich and wonderful voice, with every diphthong gliding beautifully into place.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
Trouble is, just because things are obvious doesn’t mean they’re true.”
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
“He didn’t have no respect. Once people lose their respect, it means trouble.”
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
The duke often mused on his good luck in marrying her. If it wasn’t for the engine of her ambition he’d be just another local lord, with nothing much to do but hunt, drink and exercise his droit de seigneur.* Instead, he was now just a step away from the throne, and might soon be monarch of all he surveyed.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
No hunting, drinking, carousing, no wassailing, no hawking…It was dawning on him that the pleasures of the flesh were pretty sparse without the flesh.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
They learn how to fear because they can actually tell, down at the subconscious level, what is going to happen next.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
Unlike wizards, who like nothing better than a complicated hierarchy, witches don’t go in much for the structured approach to career progression. It’s up to each individual witch to take on a girl to hand the area over to when she dies. Witches are not by nature gregarious, at least with other witches, and they certainly don’t have leaders.
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
It is important to remember that they always cheat, right up to the end…
Priscila Talavera
Priscila Talaverahas quoted3 months ago
In fact no gods anywhere play chess. They haven’t got the imagination. Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religion is that a god’s idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs.
Anastasia Kasimova
Anastasia Kasimovahas quoted2 years ago
“But milk jugs don’t just drop out of the sky,” said Tomjon, demonstrating the astonishing human art of denying the obvious.
Мария Ситникова
Мария Ситниковаhas quoted2 years ago
If I’d had to buy you, you wouldn’t be worth the price
Макс Поляков
Макс Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
'I expect you shouldn't tell me who is invited, either,' said Magrat.
'That's right. Most of the dignitaries of Lancre. You understand I'm not telling you this.'
'That's right,' said Magrat.
'But I think you have a right to know what it is you're not being told.'
'Good point. Is
Макс Поляков
Макс Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
Tomjon nudged him. 'These don't look like Guild thieves,' he hissed. 'They definitely look freelance to me.'
Макс Поляков
Макс Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
She considered the Fool to be weak, badly led and sorely in need of some backbone. And she was longing for him to get back, so she could look forward to never seeing him again.
Макс Поляков
Макс Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
place.'
'I'll miss you, laddie. I don't mind telling you. You've been like a son to me. How old are you, exactly? I never did know.'
'A hundred and two.'
Vitoller nodded gloomily. He was sixty, and his arthritis was playing him up.
'You've been like a father to me, then,' he said.
Макс Поляков
Макс Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
The pay's the thing.'
Hwel raised his head.
'What?' he said muzzily.
'I said, the play's the thing,' said Vitoller.
There was silence again, except for the drumming of Hwel's fingertips. The bag of silver seemed to have grown larger. In fact, it seemed to fill the room.
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