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He we are again to another segment of Chesca’s stash of pessimistically optimistic quotes. Super thanks to Liam, who provoked me to open up my stash of quotes which I dutifully keep under my pillow.
Today is a quote of another Pratchett book, but with a bonus. It has Neil Gaiman included! Whee.
“It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”
I would have assumed the quote was written by Pratchett with his pin-point insights about humanity, but after reading Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, I could never be sure who is who and which is which.
And another bonus:
25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying ‘Where is the flaming sword that was given unto thee?’
26 And the Angel said, ‘I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.’
27 And the Lord did not ask him again.
The truth has been spoken.
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