The 37th Discworld novel is set against a backdrop of the culture of football. Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork — not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And... read more
“I do beg your pardon, it’s just that the progress of history requires butchers as well as shepherds”
“She was, in fact, quite a pleasant looking girl, even if her bosom had clearly been intended for a girl two feet taller; but she was not Her.** The Egregious Professor of Grammar and Usage would have corrected this to ‘she was not she’, which would have caused the Professor of Logic to spit out his drink.”
If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.’Highlighted by 216 Kindle customers
Juliet’s version of cleanliness was next to godliness, which was to say it was erratic, past all understanding and was seldom seen.Highlighted by 138 Kindle customers
We play and are played and the best we can hope for is to do it with style.’Highlighted by 102 Kindle customers
Truth is female, since truth is beauty rather than handsomeness; this, Ridcully reflected as the Council grumbled in, would certainly explain the saying that a lie could run around the world before Truth has got its, correction, her boots on, since she would have to choose which pair–the idea that any woman in a position to choose would have just one pair of boots being beyond rational belief.Highlighted by 83 Kindle customers
It is a well-known fact in any organization that, if you want a job done, you should give it to someone who is already very busy. It has been the cause of a number of homicides, and in one case the death of a senior director from having his head shut repeatedly in quite a small filing cabinet.Highlighted by 73 Kindle customers
Don’t be smart. Smart is only a polished version of dumb. Try intelligence. It will surely see you through.’Highlighted by 71 Kindle customers
Apes had it worked out. No ape would philosophize, ‘The mountain is, and is not.’ They would think, ‘The banana is. I will eat the banana. There is no banana. I want another banana.’Highlighted by 56 Kindle customers
The last thing she wanted was to see her friend getting ideas in her head. There was such a lot of room in there for them to bounce around and do damage.Highlighted by 48 Kindle customers
‘The female mind is certainly a devious one, my lord.’ Vetinari looked at his secretary in surprise. ‘Well, of course it is. It has to deal with the male one. I think—’Highlighted by 45 Kindle customers
‘Of course, all he’s saying is you’ve got to do your best,’ said the driver. ‘And the more best you’re capable of, the more you should do. That’s it, really.’Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
Preceded by The Last Hero.
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