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    Terry Pratchett game (a tribute)

    Well, I'm as utterly devastated about the death of Pratchett as anyone who was a fan of his work. The world is a little less magical without him and other assorted things others have already said. Of course, I didn't know the guy but boy do I know what he's written.

    So I propose a game to remember him, promulgate his wisdom and remind or show everyone just how goddamn quotable and insightful he was. Post a link to a thread or post from a thread and then a quote which answers said thread or post in a serious, hilarious or otherwise nonsensical way. Obviously we'll initially be applying this in a retrospective fashion but maybe with time it'll begin to be prospective.

    I'll get us started.

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    "“If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.”
    ― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men"

    “Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?”
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    “Rincewind could scream for mercy in nineteen languages, and just scream in another forty-four.”
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    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
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    “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
    ― Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

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    Had this come up on my Facebook feed today from a friend:

    I had the curious privilege of meeting Terry Pratchett, and being personally insulted by him, before I had read any of his books. I later rectified this oversight, after enrolling in one of the excellent remedial reading courses Pratchett pointed out were widely available.
    Farewell you very clever and witty man.

    Made me smile.

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