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Your favourite quote

Postby Popcap » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:52 pm

well whats your favorite quote from the series?

i got a terrible memory when it comes to these things, i sometimes find something incredibly funny and make a mind note of remembering, but i then on the next morning ive forgot :(

"The only things known to go faster than ordinary light is monarchy, according to the philosopher Ly Tin Weedle. He reasoned like this: you can't have more than one king, and tradition demands that there is no gap between kings, so when a king dies the succession must therefore pass to the heir instantaneously. Presumably, he said, there must be some elementary particles -- kingons, or possibly queons -- that do this job, but of course succession sometimes fails if, in mid-flight, they strike an anti-particle, or republicon. His ambitious plans to use his discovery to send messages, involving the careful torturing of a small king in order to modulate the signal, were never fully expanded because, at that point, the bar closed."

i stumbled over this the other day... haha, reminds me of physics in school
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Postby LadyL » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:18 pm

I have many favourite quotes, the most favourite is the quote about Granny´s snoring in Carpe Jugulum though I couldnt recall it by heart now.

This one was my signature in another forum:

"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened"

how true, isnt it? :D
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Postby SapphireForgeCat » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:55 pm

One i always loved was "Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life."
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Postby VesuvianRuin » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:11 pm

Too many to mention but just ask Lzu Tse as they are all found in his book 'The Way of Mrs Cosmopilite'
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Postby Popcap » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:39 pm

SapphireForgeCat wrote:One i always loved was "Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life."


"giva a man some jam today and he just sits there and eat it, give him jam tomorow and it keeps him going forever"

from hogfather- describing religion... its spot on :P
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Postby jajwhite » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Come on chaps, the one that's almost Shakespeare and makes go all tingly even reading it?

(I don't have it here so I'm guessing the exact line)

Lord, what can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the reaper man


*lip wobbles*
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:27 pm

Good one jajwhite! :D I confess I can't think what my favourite quote is - there are so many.

I do like the bit in Going Postal where moist kisses Adora Belle for the first time:

"It was like kissing an ashtray, but in a good way." :lol:
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Postby Jarmara » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:23 pm

I use 'We have the answers, perhaps we should find out what the questions should have been' as a sig on some fora but a favourite? Are you mad? :shock:
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Postby catrine » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:18 pm

one of mine is

AM is a democracy one man one vote and the Patrician is the man with the vote
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Postby SapphireForgeCat » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:33 pm

From Night Watch..

People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed, in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful or appreciative or forward thinking or obedient. The People tended to be small-minded and conservative and not very clever and were even distrustful of cleverness. *And so the children of the revolution were faced with the age old problem: it wasnt that you had the wrong kind of government, which was obvious, but that you had the wrong kind of people*.

The real revolutionaries are silent men with poker-player eyes and probably don't know or care if you exist. You've got the shirt and the haircut and the sash and you know all the songs, but you're no urban guerrilla. You're an urban dreamer. You turn over rubbish bins and scrawl on walls in the name of The People, who'd clip you round the ear if they found you doing it. But you /believe/
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Postby Twankydillo » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:21 pm

Ohh, this is like chocolates - I can't just have one! I can't remember a lot so I had to raid quote websites and pick my favourite from those.

"In the begining there was nothing, and it exploded."

"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"

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! " :lol:
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Postby Popcap » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:45 am

Twankydillo wrote:"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! " :lol:


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Postby elvedhel » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:29 pm

It would be a pretty good bet that the gods of a world like this probably do not play chess and indeed this is the case. In fact no gods anywhere play chess. They haven't got the imagination. Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religions is that a god's idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs.
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Postby TheMole » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:57 pm

:) I don´t know about my favourite quote, because there is so huge amount of them...but if I should point out my favourite piece of any DW book, it would definitely be the piece from Hogfather where the wizards are discussing their awful experience with Hogswatch - approx. the bit from 'Well, he's for kids, isn't he?' said the Dean. 'But I'm sure they all believe in him. I certainly did. It wouldn't be Hogswatch when I was a kid without a pillowcase hanging by the fire—' to 'Oh dear,' said Ridcully. 'Then perhaps there isn't a Hogfather if all you chaps are sitting around with long faces.' :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:56 pm

Twankydillo wrote:Ohh, this is like chocolates - I can't just have one! I can't remember a lot so I had to raid quote websites and pick my favourite from those.


I confess I'm the same, couldn't think of any, but a quick look at quotes from Guards! Guards! had me tickled:

Lady Ramkin's bosom rose and fell like an empire.

The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the date last shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.


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