Steal five dollars and you're a common thief. Steal thousands and you're either the government or a hero.
More Quotes from Terry Pratchett:Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them. He was not unusual in this. In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand book seller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours - he was incredibly good at it.
Usually he didn't bother the gods, and he hoped the gods wouldn't bother him. Life was quite complicated enough.
I commend my soul to any god that can find it.
The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one of those that look as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full- sized human to enter. The relevant equation is Knowledge power energy matter mass a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
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.
It wasn't blood in general he couldn't stand the sight of, it was just his blood in particular that was so upsetting.
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