No enemies had ever taken Ankh-Morpork. Well, technically they had, quite often; the city welcomed free-spending barbarian invaders, but somehow the puzzled raiders always found, after a few days, that they didn’t own their own horses any more, and within a couple of months they were just another minority group with its own graffiti and food shops.
Would eternity feel like a long time, or were all lives – from a personal viewpoint – entirely the same length?
After all, if you can’t trust governments, whom can you trust?
Walking purposefully, in the knowledge that no one with their sleeves rolled up who walks purposefully with a piece of paper held conspicuously in their hand is ever challenged, he set off across the wood and canvas wonderland of Interesting and Instructive Kinematography.
The bigger stuff, well, you have to handle that as it faces you.’ Sally
Vimes struggled to his feet, shook his head and set off after it. No thought was involved. It is the ancient instinct of terriers and policemen to chase anything that runs away.
Have you heard the saying ‘The reward you get for digging holes is a bigger shovel’?
true freedom is so terrible that only the mad or the divine can face it with open eyes.
Add up the bastard!
That’s the way it was. Privilege, which just means ‘private law.’ Two types of people laugh at the law; those that break it and those that make it.