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Equal Rites

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If broomsticks were cars, this one would be a split-window Morris Minor.

-- (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

Still, it was a relief to get away from that macabre sight. Gander considered that gnolls didn't look any better inside than out. He hated their guts.

-- (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

"While I'm still confused and uncertain, it's on a much higher plane, d'you see, and at least I know I'm bewildered about the really fundamental and important facts of the universe." Treatle nodded. "I hadn't looked at it like that," he said, "But you're absolutely right. He's really pushed back the boundaries of ignorance."

-- Discworld scientists at work (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

They both savoured the strange warm glow of being much more ignorant than ordinary people, who were only ignorant of ordinary things.

-- Discworld scientists at work (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

They may have been ugly. they may have been evil. But when it came to poetry in motion, the Things had all the grace and coordination of a deck-chair.

-- Meet the creatures from the Dungeon Dimensions (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

"They say there's dwarf mines under the Ramtops," she said inconsequentially. "My, but them little buggers is in for a surprise."

-- Granny reflects on Esk's methods of lighting a fire. (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

-- (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)


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