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'It's not safe! “THAT’S MORTALS FOR YOU, Death continued. Pratchett leaves behind him a fantastical world of more than 70 novels PEOPLE GET KILLED, BUT THAT'S THEIR BUSINESS. asked Mort. "Have you thought of going into teaching?". So that you can come back. Error rating book. Walking in the night-time alleyways of The Shades was suicide. And it snarls.”. “Death was standing behind a lectern, poring over a map. Poets have tried to describe Ankh-Morpork.

I JUST TAKE OVER FROM THEN ON. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote.”.

I WAS THE GRAVE OF ALL HOPE. I was the ultimate reality. She wasn't one for that kind of thing - never one to push herself forward*, “In fact he was incurably insane and hallucinated more or less continuously, but by a remarkable stroke of lateral thinking his fellow wizards had reasoned that, in that case, the whole business could be sorted out if only they could find a formula that caused him to hallucinate that he was completely sane. Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know. *, “It was the way he wore the place. Presumably, he said, there must be some elementary particles -- kingons, or possibly queons -- that do this job, but of course succession sometimes fails if, in mid-flight, they strike an anti-particle, or republicon. I was the assassin against whom no lock would hold. She doesn't stand there and scream helplessly. So that you can come back. ", “The disc, being flat, has no real horizon. By the Lusitania.”, “Well,----me,” he said. tags: discworld, humor, humour, teaching. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. I hate----ing wizards!” “You shouldn’t----them, then,” muttered one of his henchmen, effortlessly pronouncing a row of dashes.”, “Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasants' revolt will know that in skilled hands it is fearsome.”, “I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, he said, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY.”, “If there's one thing that really annoys a god, it's not knowing something.”. Welcome back. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote. said Death, obviously offended. I wouldn't know. “Oh. Carrot could have jollied up a circle of standing stones to form up behind him and do a rumba.”, “Several times he had to flatten himself against the shelves as a thesaurus thundered by. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”, “It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said.

They have failed. History has a habit of changing the people who think they are changing it. History unravels gently, like an old sweater. Pearl of cities!

I don't know about you, he said, But I could murder a curry. “He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe. You expected him any moment to break into the kind of song that has suspicious rhymes and phrases like "my kind of town" and "I wanna be a part of it" in it; the kind of song where people dance in the street and give the singer apples and join in and a dozen lowly matchgirls suddenly show amazing choreographical ability and everyone acts like cheery lovable citizens instead of the murderous, evil-minded, self-centered people they suspect themselves to be.

"You like it?" 1568 likes. Saying 'Got rocks in your head?' Quotes tagged as "discworld" Showing 1-30 of 222 “Why do you go away? Perhaps it's the sheer zestful vitality of the place, or maybe it's just that a city with a million inhabitants and no sewers is rather robust for poets, who prefer daffodils and no wonder. I WAS THE ASSASSIN AGAINST WHOM NO LOCK WOULD HOLD. "Have you thought of going into teaching?”, “A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”, “Open your eyes and then open your eyes again.”, “You can't give her that!' He stopped talking. She's not the useless type. “It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. And men marched back. I was the ultimate reality. It has been patched and darned many times, reknitted to suit different people, shoved in a box under the sink of censorship to be cut up for the dusters of propaganda, yet it always - eventually - manages to spring back into its old familar shape.

AFTER ALL, IT'D BE A BLOODY STUPID WORLD IF PEOPLE GOT KILLED WITHOUT DYING, WOULDN'T IT?”, “It struck Mort with sudden, terrible poignancy that Death must be the loneliest creature in the universe. https://allthetropes.org/w/index.php?title=Discworld/Mort/Quotes&oldid=1756337, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. You lie there entirely empty of thought, except for a growing suspicion that heading towards you, like a sockful of damp sand in a nocturnal alleyway, are all the recollections you'd really rather do without, and which amount to the fact that the only mitigating factor in your horrible future is the certainty that it will be quite short. And the people there see you differently, too. He thought for a bit and added, "Well, you will probably get away with it, but you'll feel bad about it on your deathbed and you'll wish -- " I ushered souls into the next world. I see. Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know. "It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. Discworld Quotes. They have failed. ”, “History isn't like that. 227 quotes from Mort (Discworld, #4; Death, #1): ‘It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever, he said. “The boldest of the three moved suddenly, grabbed Angua and pulled her upright. He remembered his mind feeling as cold as ice and limitless as the night sky. It's been around a long time.”, “People don't alter history any more than birds alter the sky, they just make brief patterns in it.”. The Queen saves the King.”, “Look, sir, I know Angua. "Yes, point taken, but do you have any particular skills?". He reasoned like this: you can't have more than one king, and tradition demands that there is no gap between kings, so when a king dies the succession must therefore pass to the heir instantaneously. All Quotes ... ― Terry Pratchett, Mort. It is a fact that although the Death of the Discworld is, in his own words, an Anthropomorphic Personification, he long ago gave up using the traditional skeletal horses, because of the bother of having to stop all the time to wire bits back on.

“Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote.

“I USHERED SOULS INTO THE NEXT WORLD. "Pardon me for living, I'm sure." How glorious the battles would have been that they never had to fight!”. “And Tiffany knew that if a witch started thinking of anyone as ". “I? “How do you get all those coins?" "He remembered the knowledge.

This is not a completely accurate description, of course — it was not round and shiny — but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc.”, “We're dealing here," said Vimes, "With a twisted mind. “No enemies had ever taken Ankh-Morpork. Only one creature could have duplicated the expressions on their faces, and that would be a pigeon who has heard not only that Lord Nelson has got down off his column but has also been seen buying a 12-bore repeater and a box of cartridges. he said to Mort, in pretty much the same tone of voice people used when they said to St George, "You killed a, —Mort remembering how it's like to be Death (Note: Death 'putting the chairs on the tables' at the end of time is mentioned later in. So let's just say that Ankh-Morpork is as full of life as an old cheese on a hot day, as loud as a curse in a cathedral, as bright as an oil slick, as colourful as a bruise and as full of activity, industry, bustle and sheer exuberant busyness as a dead dog on a termite mound.”, “When she spoke again it was in the thin, careful and above all brave voice of someone who has pulled themselves together despite overwhelming odds but might let go again at any moment.”, “It's beautiful," said Mort softly. to a troll was suicide. Refresh and try again. I WAS THE ULTIMATE REALITY. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. You could commit suicide very easily, if you weren't careful.”, “Racism was not a problem on the Discworld, because—what with trolls and dwarfs and so on—speciesism was more interesting. Black and white lived in perfect harmony and ganged up on green.”, “It's like chess, you know. "Have you thought of going into teaching?”, “He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.”, “Albert grunted. "Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?". I have done neither. "My granny says that dying is like going to sleep," Mort added, a shade hopefully. I ushered souls into the next world. Jump to navigation Jump to search

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