But in his experience it was only a matter of time before the normal balance of the universe restored itself and started doing the usual terrible things to him.
("The Color of Magic")
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Look, he said to his imagination, if this is how you're going to behave, I shan't bring you again.
When millions of tons of angry elephant come spinning through the sky, and there was no one there to hear it, does it - philosopically speaking - make a noise
The figure stopped to cough long and hard, making a noise like a wall being hit repeatedly with a bag of rocks. Moist saw that it had a beard of the short bristled type that suggested that its owner had been interrupted halfway through eating a hedgehog.
When you can flatten entire cities at a whim, a tendency towards quiet reflection and seeing-things-from-the-other-fellow's-point- of-view is seldom necessary.
His movements could be called cat-like, except that he did not stop to spray urine up against things.
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