— Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart, The Science of Discworld (1999)
— Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen, The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch (via iampurplemontart)
— Hex, Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen, The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch
Rincewind: HEX, please can you tell me the answer to the question “why”?
HEX rattles for a bit and then goes silent.
Skazz: It make take some time for HEX to come up with the answer.
Rincewind: How long will this take?
(Skazz pulls out a small stone circle and uses it like a calculator)
Skazz: Lets see…I think it’ll take a few aeons.
Skazz: Nope. Aeons or age of the world, probably about 2 million years. would you like a cup of something while you wait?
Skazz: Ah, I don’t think we have any of that in stock.
— Terry Pratchett, Jingo (1997)
- “What does that mean?”
- “Means I’m buggered if I know."
— — Mort and Albert are facing a problem (Terry Pratchett, Mort)
— Terry Pratchett, Men At Arms (via realhousewivesofhousefrey)
“That, my lord, and with respect, is none of your business.” Lord Vetinari smiled. For the first time that morning, it was a smile of genuine pleasure. “Ah, Mr. Reacher Gilt, I was wondering when we’d hear from you. You have been so uncharacteristically silent. I read your article in the Times with great interest. You are so passionate about freedom, I gather. You used the word ‘tryanny’ three times and the word ‘tyrant’ once."
— Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (via the-alchemist-guild)