Lord VetinariInspired by my own comment on my last post, I thought I’d gather together some of my favourite quotations concerning Lord Vetinari, the Patrician in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books.

“I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people. You’re wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.”

“They think they want good government and justice for all, Vimes, yet what is it they really crave, deep in their hearts? Only that things go on as normal and tomorrow is pretty much like today.”

“It is in the nature of people to turn on their leaders when they fail to be lucky.”

“I have certainly noticed that groups of clever and intelligent people are capable of really stupid ideas.”

“He had always suspected the poetic description of Time like an ever-rolling stream. Time, in his experience, moved more like rocks… sliding, pressing, building up force underground and then, with one jerk that shakes the crockery, a whole field of turnips mysteriously slips sideways by six feet.”

Published in: on January 8, 2008 at 12:00 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. My favourite Pratchett character, a man with no morality as such, but intelligent enough to realise immorality brings consequences to all & sundry…

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