What's the use of having the power if you don't wield it. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel. There is a rumour going around that I have found God.
Outright theft as a policy had never occurred to him.
I thought you were someone else. For most of the wizards, it was like being an elderly man who, suddenly faced by a beautiful young woman, finds to his horror and delight and astonishment that the flesh is suddenly as willing as the spirit.
The sign outside the shop said Apothecary, which meant that the shop was owned by a sort of early chemist, who would give you herbs and things until you got better or at least stopped getting any worse.
That was a cinematic trick adapted for print. That's why everything is exactly the wrong way round. Her opponents started off grinning at the temerity of a slight young girl attacking them, and then rapidly passed through various stages of puzzlement, doubt, concern, and abject gibbering terror as they apparently became the center of a flashing, tightening circle of steel.
Wizards don't like philosophy very much.
This book had two authors, and they were both the same person. Johnny had wondered why. What are you going to do when we get there. Early life[ edit ] Pratchett was born on 28 April   in Beaconsfield in BuckinghamshireEngland where he attended Holtspur Schoolthe only child of David — and Eileen Pratchett — ,[ dubious — discuss ] of Hay-on-Wye.
Then Albert straightened up and said, "Damned if I know. She'd just thought the word 'systolic', and it certainly wasn't in her vocabulary.
Out there the forest was waiting for the brighter sun and the longer days that would pump a million gallons of sap several hundred feet into the sky in one great systolic thump too big and loud to be heard.
Perhaps, he thought, there is life somewhere else. Don't hesitate to leave. Once it has been printed out and received by the publishers, there's a cry here of 'Tough shit, literary researchers of the future, try getting a proper job. You put a cat in a box with a bottle of poison, which many people would suggest is about as far as you need to go.
The paperback edition was published by Corgi, an imprint of Transworldin Hear a speech declaring a holy war and, I assure you, your ears should catch the clink of evil's scales and the dragging of its monstrous tail over the purity of the language.
He was vaguely aware that he drank to forget. An industry where the senior technician is called a Best Boy might call it anything. Destroy the fabric of the universe.
Tsort went in for battle elephants, too. I never have, not in big beards in the sky. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless, and terrible.
They have not forgotten this 9 The space between the young readers eyeballs and the printed page is a holy place and officialdom should trample all over it at their peril 10 "Educational" refers to the process, not the object.
That's not my class. I thought you were someone else.
I have to admit that I drive past Bridgwater quite regularly. Nature, in fact, abhors a lot of things, including vacuums, ships called the " Marie Celeste ", and the chuck keys for electric drills. Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett (28 April – 12 March ) was an English fantasy author, most famous for his Discworld series.
See also: Discworld for quotations from the Discworld novels. Terry Pratchett Money, Small, Now, Reason, Books, Write He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting 'All the Gods are bastards.'.
The online home for Sir Terry Pratchett's books, including reading order lists, plus all manner of things Discworld. Terry Pratchett rethought as a philosopher in new study Two professional philosophers – and Discworld fans – have produced a volume of essays examining the author’s epistemological, moral.
The Colour of Magic In Terry Pratchett’s first ever Discworld novel, Rincewind decides that ‘tourist’ means idiot. Buy Now Amazon (US) Synopsis “Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld.
Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot. QUOTE. Terry Pratchett God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.Terry pratchett notes