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Terry Pratchett’s “Small Gods” Quotes (22 Quotes)


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  • Last night there seemed to be a chance. Anything was possible last night. That was the trouble with last nights. They were always followed by this mornings.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Om rubed his head. This wasn't god-like thinking. It seemed simpler when you were up here. It was all a game. You forgot that it wasn't a game down there. People died. Bits got chopped off. We're like eagles up here, he thought. Sometimes we show tortoise how to fly. Then we let go.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • One day a tortoise will learn how to fly.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Probably the last man who knew how it worked had been tortured to death years before. Or as soon as it was installed. Killing the creator was a traditional method of patent protection.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • The merest accident of microgeography had meant that the first man to hear the voice of Om, and who gave Om his view of humans, was a shepherd and not a goatherd. They have quite different ways of looking at the world, and the whole of history might have been different. For sheep are stupid, and have to be driven. But goats are intelligent, and need to be led.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")


  • The trouble was that he was talking in philosophy but they were listening in gibberish.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • The trouble with being a god is that you've got no one to pray to.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • There's no point in believing in things that exist.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Bishops move diagonally. That's why they often turn up where the kings don't expect them to be.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Thou shalt not submit thy god to market forces.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time might start to think.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")

  • We are here and it is now. The way I see it is, after that, everything tends towards guesswork.
    (Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods")


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