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text 2018-09-21 14:00
Reading progress update: I've read 388 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

'It makes you wonder if there is anything to astrology after all.'

'Oh, there is,' said Susan, 'Delusion, wishful thinking and gullibility.'

 

 

Burn.

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text 2018-09-21 03:00
Reading progress update: I've read 359 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

'Well, I expect you have heard of Rule One, right?' he said.

That seemed to give them pause. One said, 'We know millions of rules, human.'

'Billions. Trillions,' said another.

'Well, you can't attack me,' said Lu-Tze, ' 'cos of Rule one.'

The nearest Auditors went into a huddle.

'It must involve gravitation.'

'No, quantum effects. Obviously.'

'Logically there cannot be a Rule One because at that point there would be no concept of plurality.'

'But if there is not a Rule One, can there be any other rules? If there is no Rule One, where is Rule Two?'

'There are millions of rules! They cannot fail to be numbered!'

Wonderful, thought Lu-Tze. All I have to do is wait until their heads melt.

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text 2018-09-21 02:55
Reading progress update: I've read 349 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

Koan 97: 'Do unto otters as you would have them do unto you.' Hmm. No real help there. Besides, he'd occasionally been unsure that he'd written that one down properly, although it certainly had worked. He'd always left aquatic mammals well alone, and they had done the same to him.

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text 2018-09-18 13:16
Reading progress update: I've read 247 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

The Auditors are great.

 

'Understood, said one of the incarnate ones. 'We know the way. We will lead.'

It walked into the door

The Auditors clustered around the door for a while, and then one of them glared at Lady LeJean, who smiled.

'Doorknob,' she said.

The Auditor turned back to the door, stared at the brass knob, and then looked the door up and down. It dissolved into dust.

'Doorknob was simpler,' said Lady LeJean.

 

As a matter of fact, Death has never really got the hang of doorknobs either. Or latches.

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text 2018-09-17 05:51
Reading progress update: I've read 210 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

The Yeti!

 

Come to think of it, Lu-Tze reminds me a lot of Granny Weatherwax. It's lines like these that do it:

 

'Well, I just... I thought... well, I just thought you'd be teaching me more, that's all.'

 

'I'm teaching you things all the time,' said Lu-Tze. 'You might not be learning them, of course.'

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