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To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, read more

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest

by Terry Pratchett Found in: Darkness Quotes,
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The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, read more

The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness.

by Terry Pratchett Found in: Universe Quotes,
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The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as read more

The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as Patrician of Ankh-Morpork some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to put a stop to this sort of thing and introduce some honesty to reporting.Thus, if a legend told of a notable hero that all men spoke of his prowess any bard who valued his life would hastily add except for a couple of people in his home village who thought he was a loony, and quite a lot of other people who had never really heard of him. Poetic simile was strictly limited to statements like: His mighty steed was fast as the wind, on a fairly calm day, say about Force Three, any loose talk about a beloved having a face that could launch a thousand ships would have to be backed by evidence that the object of desire did indeed own a very large seaport. Patrician Olaf II was eventually killed during an experiment conducted in the palace grounds to prove the disputed accuracy of the proverb The Pen is mightier than the Sword.In his memory it was decided that the proverb would from now on include the phrase: only if the Sword is very small and the Pen very sharp.

by Terry Pratchett Found in: Legends Quotes,
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’I'd have you lot up in front of the University authorities first thing in the morning, if it wasn't for read more

’I'd have you lot up in front of the University authorities first thing in the morning, if it wasn't for the fact that you are the University authorities . . .'

by Terry Pratchett Found in: University Quotes,
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Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.Elves are glamorous. They project read more

Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.Elves are terrific. They beget terror.The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.No one ever said elves are nice.Elves are bad.

by Terry Pratchett Found in: Meaning Quotes,
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