(1) Thank the person who nominated you
(2) Post a quote for three consecutive days
(3) Nominate three bloggers each day
So after this past week’s hectic schedule, I finally found time to participate in the Three Days, Three Quotes challenge! I’ve been reading some of your quotes guys, and they’re all fabulous. Huge thanks to Hey, Ashers! for tagging me! Mwah, mwah!
I’d like to share one quote that struck me so hard, it changed the way I view the universe.
He crawled back to Eric.
“There’s a door,” he whispered.
“Where does it go?”
“It stays where it is, I think,” said Rincewind
–Eric (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
Just kidding. Here’s the real one:
“All right,” said Susan, “I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need … fantasies to make life bearable.”
HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEET THE RISING APE.
“Tooth fairies? Hogfathers?”
YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.
“So we can believe the big ones?”
YES. JUSTICE. DUTY. MERCY. THAT SORT OF THING.
“They’re not the same at all!”
REALLY? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET YOU ACT, LIKE THERE WAS SOME SORT OF RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.
“Yes. But people have got to believe that or what’s the point?”
MY POINT EXACTLY.
–Hogfather (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
Discworld is a trove of proverbs, it’s practically a second Bible to me. This quote didn’t hit me quite personally, but it did shift my perspective on several things, like life for example.
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