Lords and Ladies Quotes.

21. "It wasn't that Nanny Ogg sang badly. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

22. "Someone got killed up here.... It was outside. A tall man. He had one leg longer’n the other. And a beard. He was probably a hunter." "How’d you know all that?" "I just trod on ‘im."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

23. "This is a lovely party," said the Bursar to a chair, "I wish I was here."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

24. "Stand before your god, bow before your king, kneel before your man."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

25. "There was something about the eyes. It wasn’t the shape or the color. The was no evil glint. But there was… … a look. It was such a look that a microbe might encounter if it could see up from the bottom end of the microscope. It said: You are nothing. It said: You are flawed, you have no value. It said: You are animal. It said: Perhaps you may be a pet, or perhaps you may be a quarry. It said: And the choice is not yours."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

26. "You can’t say ‘if this didn’t happen then that would have happened’ because you don’t know everything that might have happened. You might think something’d be good, but for all you know it could have turned out horrible. You can’t say ‘If only I’d…’ because you could be wishing for anything. The point is, you’ll never know. You’ve gone past. So there’s no use thinking about it."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

27. "Don't try the paranormal until you know what's normal."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

28. "The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

29. "What is magic? Then there is the witches' explanation, which comes in two forms, depending on the age of the witch. Older witches hardly put words to it at all, but may suspect in their hearts that the universe really doesn't know what the hell is going on and consists of a zillion trillion billion possibilities, and could become any one of them if a trained mind rigid with quantum certainty was inserted into the crack and twisted; that, if you really had to make someone's hat explode, all you needed to do was twist into that universe where a large number of hat molecules all decide at the same time to bounce off in different directions. Younger witches, on the other hand, talk about it all the time and believe it involves crystals, mystic forces, and dancing about without yer drawers on. Everyone may be right, all at the same time. That's the thing about quantum."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

30. "Nanny Ogg was an attractive lady, which is not the same as being beautiful. She fascinated Casanunda. She was an incredibly comfortable person to be around, partly because she had a mind so broad it could accommodate three football fields and a bowling alley."
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

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