"'Haven't you noticed that by running away you end up in more trouble?'
“Yes, but you see, you can run away from that, too,” said Rincewind. “That’s the beauty of the system. Dead is only for once, but running away is forever.”
‘Ah, but it is said that a coward dies a thousand deaths, while a hero dies only one.’
“Yes, but it’s the important one.”"
— Rincewind and the importance of running, The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett (via dobismuted)
"We taught her everything she knows," said Granny Weatherwax.
“Yeah,” said Nanny Ogg, as they disappeared into the bracken. “D’you think… maybe… ?”
“D’you think maybe we ought to have taught her everything we know?”
“It’d take too long.”
— Lords And Ladies By Terry Pratchett (via urihu)
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it."
— Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man (via anonymousstarr)
"'I need no axe to be a dwarf,' said Bashfullsson. 'Nor do I need to hate trolls. What kind of creature defines itself by hatred?'"
— Thud! Written by Terry Pratchett (via foundcuriosity)
"Forget peas and mattresses—sheer natural selection had established over the years that the royal families that survived longest were those whose members could distinguish an assassin in the dark by the noise he was clever enough not to make, because, in court circles, there was always someone ready to cut the heir with a knife."
— Mort, Terry Pratchett (via subtlegraceofgravity)
""I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.”"
— Terry Pratchett, Sourcery (via littledaviesworkins)
"There was a pregnant pause. It gave birth to a lot of little pauses, each one more deeply embarrassing than its parent."
— Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (via motellights)