Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

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Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby A'Tuin things over » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:56 pm

There are obviously hundreds, of one liners and sentences from Terry's novels that always raises a smile to a chuckle to a full blown guffaw, so what are your favourites?

To start things off I am re-re-reading 'Moving Pictures' and this line made me appreciate the subtle genius of the author:-

"...there's as saying that there's a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it's wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpork, but sometimes people just walk along them the wrong way" :D
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:07 pm

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.


It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:24 pm

I've got that last one as a signature somewhere. :D

From Good Omens,i always quite liked :

“DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”

From Hogfather :

“Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.”

Personal quote that i rather like and agree with :

“I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:51 pm

Mycroft Vimes wrote:From Good Omens,i always quite liked :

“DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”

I used that quote in my essay I had to write for university :D (got a 5 :dance: (on a scale of 5 that is ;)))
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:59 pm

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:26 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.

...that was the other one I was considering :lol: went for the Good Omens one in the end, but love them both
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:48 pm

Terry Pratchett in Guards! Guards! wrote:A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.


Terry Pratchett in The Wee Free Men wrote:"Zoology, eh? That's a big word, isn't it?" "No, actually it isn't," said Tiffany. "Patronizing is a big word. Zoology is really quite short."
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby jaeger » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:22 pm

"DARK IN HERE ISN'T IT"

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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Penfold » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:59 pm

"I COULD MURDER A CURRY" gets me every time I hear a non DW reader say it.
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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby michelanCello » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:10 pm

Penfold wrote:"I COULD MURDER A CURRY" gets me every time I hear a non DW reader say it.

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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby MongoGutman » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:46 pm

My favourite lines are mostly character dialogue and context dependent: (I can't be bothered to look em up so I probly got the words wrong)

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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Dotsie » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:25 pm

"Lady Sybil's bosom rose and fell like an empire"

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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:38 am

^ :D

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Re: Favourite lines in Discworld novels..

Postby Penfold » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:11 pm

"Your mother was an ore" :lol: (Men at Arms)
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