Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religion is that a god’s idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs.
Quotes from Terry Pratchett
Never trust a species that grins all the time. It’s up to something.
First you get the test, and then afterwards you spend years findin’ out how you passed it.
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.
Shudupshudup . . . will ye all shudup while I’m talkin’. . . . Ahem. Good day ta’ ye, carter fellow my ol’ fellowy fellow! If ye’ll gie us-me a lift as far as yer are goin’, we-I’ll gie ye this fine shiny golden coin!
My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure,” said Carrot.
“Really? Well, there’s eleven of them.
Where’s the sense in promising to achive the achievable?
But it’s what I call “The Valley Filled with Clouds
Only Ron’s dog was watching William. He considered that it had, for a dog, a very offensive and knowing look.
A couple of months ago someaone had tried to hand William the old story about there being a dog in the city that could talk. (…) The dog in front of William didn’t look as if it could talk, but it DID look as if it would swear.
The storm walked around the hills on legs of lightning, shouting and grumbling.