On the Disc the gods dealt severely with atheists.
("The Color of Magic")
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Every intelligent being, whether it breathes or not, coughs nervously at some time in its life.
I meant, said Ipslore bitterly, what is there in this world that truly makes living worth while Death thought about it Cats, he said eventually, Cats are Nice.
In defiance of Miss Maccalariat I'd like to commit hanky-panky with you, Miss Adora Belle Dearheart... well, certainly hanky, and possibly panky when we get to know one another better.
She was convinced that she was anorexic, because every time she looked in the mirror she did indeed see a fat person.
On the Disc, the Gods aren't so much worshipped, as they are blamed.
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Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear; but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.
Marie de France
I do not support raising the minimum wage, and the reason is as follows. When the minimum wage is raised, workers are priced out of the market. That is the economic reality that seems, at least so far, to be missing from this discussion.
I try and write the way things happen. I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.