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Terry David John Pratchett

Discworld 08 - Guards! Guards!

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    Maria Lopukhinacompartió una citahace 4 meses
    “I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people,” said the man. “You’re wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.”
    Maria Lopukhinacompartió una citahace 4 meses
    You tell them a lie, and then when you don’t need it anymore you tell them another lie and tell them they’re progressing along the road to wisdom. Then instead of laughing they follow you even more, hoping that at the heart of all the lies they’ll find the truth. And bit by bit they accept the unacceptable. Amazing.
    Maria Lopukhinacompartió una citahace 4 meses
    Of course, there were various groups seeking his overthrow, and this was right and proper and the sign of a vigorous and healthy society. No one could call him unreasonable about the matter. Why, hadn’t he founded most of them himself? And what was so beautiful was the way in which they spent nearly all their time bickering with one another.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Real kings had shiny swords, obviously. Except, except, except maybe your real real king of, like, days of yore, he would have a sword that didn’t sparkle one bit but was bloody efficient at cutting things. Just a thought.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    “I’ll hold your helmet,” said Nobby, after a while.

    “But I’m your superior officer!”

    “Yes,” said Nobby reasonably, “but if you get stuck down there, you’re going to want your best man up here, ready to rescue you, aren’t you?”
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    “ . . .I can’t swim,” Colon said.

    “How did you get out of that, then?”

    Colon shrugged. “I’m a natural floater.”
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    “No one ever saw a thousand-to-one chance come up. The odds against it are—” his lips moved—“millions to one.”
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Never trust any ruler who puts his faith in tunnels and bunkers and escape routes. The chances are that his heart isn’t in the job.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Never build a dungeon you wouldn’t be happy to spend the night in yourself,
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    I wish Captain Vimes were here, he thought. He wouldn’t have known what to do either, but he’s got a much better vocabulary to be baffled in.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    A number of religions in Ankh-Morpork still practiced human sacrifice, except that they didn’t really need to practice anymore because they had got so good at it. City law said that only condemned criminals should be used, but that was all right because in most of the religions refusing to volunteer for sacrifice was an offense punishable by death.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    “I wonder what’s the difference between ordinary councillors and privy councillors?” wondered the merchant aloud.

    The assassin scowled at him. “I think,” he said, “it is because you’re expected to eat shit.”
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Each man thought: one of the others is bound to say something soon, some protest, and then I’ll murmur agreement, not actually say anything, I’m not as stupid as that, but definitely murmur very firmly, so that the others will be in no doubt that I thoroughly disapprove, because at a time like this it behooves all decent men to nearly stand up and be almost heard . . .

    But no one said anything. The cowards, each man thought.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    It had never been what you might call a select place. The Patrician had always felt that if you made people comfortable they might want to stay.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    I mean, your actual dragon, it’s got these, basically, two sort of ways of negotiation. Hasn’t it? I mean, it’s either roasting you alive, or it isn’t.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Well, he’d had enough. It wasn’t a proper life anyway, in the Watch. You didn’t meet people in the best of circumstances. There must be hundreds of other things he could do, and if he thought for long enough he could probably remember what some of them were.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    It wasn’t a rewarding job, being chief beggar. It was the differentials that did for you. Low-grade beggars made a reasonable enough living on pennies, but people tended to look the other way when you asked them for a sixteen-bedroom mansion for the night.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Although the passage of years had turned the post of Captain of the Watch into something rather shabby, it still meant that Vimes was entitled to a seat at official occasions. The pecking order had moved it, though, so that now he was in the lowest tier on the rickety bleachers between the Master of the Fellowship of Beggars and the head of the Teachers’ Guild. He didn’t mind that. Anything was better than the top row, among the Assassins, Thieves, Merchants and all the other things that had floated to the top of society.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.
    Yana Manukhinacompartió una citahace 2 años
    Time could bifurcate, like a pair of trousers. You could end up in the wrong leg, living a life that was actually happening in the other leg, talking to people who weren’t in your leg, walking into walls that weren’t there anymore. Life could be horrible in the wrong trouser of Time.
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