I’m a little bit in love with Terry Pratchett’s books. It’s true. I adore that man’s writing. The Discworld books make me laugh, swoon, and send my heart pumping in the heat of the action on occasion. Never read a Discworld novel? Don’t even know what they are? Well, my friends, do I have a link for you! Check out Terry Pratchett’s author website for anything you’d need to know! Anyway, back to the point at hand. I LOVE his books. Currently, I’m reading through Guards! Guards! It’s a delightful story about The Watch, clandestine orders, and a would-be king. SO good.
I thought it might be fun on occasion to impart some of my favorite quotes from stories I’m currently reading. That way, I won’t forget them when I’m done. 😉 There are so many quotable moments in his stories, but I’ve found so many in this one, it would be an injustice not to share them. I have two in particular that I found SUPER share-worthy. Mind you, I’m only on page 115…so there are bound to be hundreds more…
“The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one of those that look as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
“He is also bearing a sword presented to him in mysterious circumstances. Very mysterious circumstances. Surprisingly, therefore, there is something very unexpected about this sword. It isn’t magical. It hasn’t got a name. When you wield it you don’t get a feeling of power, you just get blisters; you could believe it was a sword that had been used so much that it had ceased to be anything other than a quintessential sword, a long piece of metal with very sharp edges. And it hasn’t got destiny written all over it. It’s practically unique in fact.”
SO GOOD! Seriously, if you haven’t read a Terry Pratchett book…you are doing yourself a grievous injustice! Go out and read one right now!!! *Stamps foot emphatically!*
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