The complete reverse was so often the case that he had come to think of it as a kind of natural law.
("The Color of Magic")
More Quotes from Terry Pratchett:Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time might start to think.
Suicide was against the law. Johnny had wondered why. It meant that if you missed, or the gas ran out, or the rope broke, you could get locked up in prison to show you that life was really very jolly and thoroughly worth living.
Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Why not? If enough people believe, you can be god of anythingà
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Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.