History Quotes / Discworld

9th Oct '16 2:59:48 PM DustSnitch
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-> This has annoyed a number of people who feel, somehow, that it should not, and who want a monarch instead, thus replacing [[TheChessmaster a man who has achieved his position]] by [[ManipulativeBastard cunning]], a [[AwesomenessByAnalysis deep understanding]] of the realities of the human psyche, [[TheSocialExpert breathtaking diplomacy]], a certain prowess [[BadAss with the stiletto dagger]], and, all agree, a mind like a [[XanatosSpeedChess finely balanced circular saw]], with a man who has [[BlueBlood got there by being born]]. [[note]] A third proposition, that the city be governed by a choice of [[SleazyPolitician respectable members of the community]] who would promise not to give themselves airs or betray the public trust at every turn, was instantly the subject of music-hall jokes all over the city.[[/note]]


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-> This has annoyed a number of people who feel, somehow, that it should not, and who want a monarch instead, thus replacing [[TheChessmaster a man who has achieved his position]] by [[ManipulativeBastard cunning]], a [[AwesomenessByAnalysis deep understanding]] of the realities of the human psyche, [[TheSocialExpert breathtaking diplomacy]], a certain prowess [[BadAss with the stiletto dagger]], dagger, and, all agree, a mind like a [[XanatosSpeedChess finely balanced circular saw]], with a man who has [[BlueBlood got there by being born]]. [[note]] A third proposition, that the city be governed by a choice of [[SleazyPolitician respectable members of the community]] who would promise not to give themselves airs or betray the public trust at every turn, was instantly the subject of music-hall jokes all over the city.[[/note]]

13th Aug '16 4:15:34 PM nombretomado
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-> ‘What is sticking in your foot is a Mitzy “Pretty Lucretia” four-inch heel, the most dangerous footwear in the world. Considered as pounds per square inch, it’s like being trodden on by a very pointy elephant. [[DirtyHarry Now, I know what you’re thinking]]: you’re thinking, “Could she press it all the way through to the floor?” And, you know, I’m not sure about that myself. The sole of your boot might give me a bit of trouble, but nothing else will. But that’s not the worrying part. The worrying part is that I was forced practically at knifepoint to take ballet lessons as a child, which means I can kick like a mule; you are sitting in front of me; and ''I have another shoe''.

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-> ‘What is sticking in your foot is a Mitzy “Pretty Lucretia” four-inch heel, the most dangerous footwear in the world. Considered as pounds per square inch, it’s like being trodden on by a very pointy elephant. [[DirtyHarry [[Film/DirtyHarry Now, I know what you’re thinking]]: you’re thinking, “Could she press it all the way through to the floor?” And, you know, I’m not sure about that myself. The sole of your boot might give me a bit of trouble, but nothing else will. But that’s not the worrying part. The worrying part is that I was forced practically at knifepoint to take ballet lessons as a child, which means I can kick like a mule; you are sitting in front of me; and ''I have another shoe''.
7th Jul '16 5:37:30 PM Doug86
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->"Hah, I can just see [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare a real playsmith]] putting ''donkeys'' in [[AMidsummerNightsDream a play]]!"


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->"Hah, I can just see [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare a real playsmith]] putting ''donkeys'' in [[AMidsummerNightsDream [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream a play]]!"

4th May '16 10:50:32 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* ''The Assasins' Guild School was created by taking a typical British boarding school and turning all the knobs up [[UpToEleven way past eleven]], especially the one labelled "violence".''

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* ''The Assasins' Assassins' Guild School was created by taking a typical British boarding school and turning all the knobs up [[UpToEleven way past eleven]], especially the one labelled "violence".''
4th Apr '16 10:10:39 AM roxana
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\n-->-- '''Best BattleCry ever!'''




-> The Marquis of Fantailler got into many fights in his youth, most of them as a result of being known as the Marquis of Fantailler, and wrote a set of rules for which he termed “the noble art of fisticuffs” which mostly consisted of a list of places where people weren’t allowed to hit him. Many people were impressed with his work and later stood with noble chest outthrust and fists balled in a spirit of manly aggression against people who hadn’t read the Marquis’s book but ''did'' know how to knock people senseless with a chair. The last words of a surprisingly large number of people were “Stuff the bloody Marquis of Fantailler—”


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-> The Marquis of Fantailler got into many fights in his youth, most of them as a result of being known as the Marquis of Fantailler, and wrote a set of rules for which he termed “the noble art of fisticuffs” which mostly consisted of a list of places where people weren’t allowed to hit him. Many people were impressed with his work and later stood with noble chest outthrust and fists balled in a spirit of manly aggression against people who hadn’t read the Marquis’s Marquis’s book but ''did'' know how to knock people senseless with a chair. The last words of a surprisingly large number of people were “Stuff the bloody Marquis of Fantailler—”

5th Nov '15 3:38:13 PM roxana
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->'''Vimes'''"Think of it (shipwreck) as the lesser of two evils."

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->'''Vimes'''"Think ->'''Vimes''': "Think of it (shipwreck) as the lesser of two evils."



->'''Vimes''' (''drawing his sword'') "Me."


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->'''Vimes''' (''drawing his sword'') sword''): "Me."

5th Nov '15 3:36:54 PM roxana
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->'''Vimes'''"Think of it (shipwreck) as the lesser of two evils."
->'''Ship Captain''': What's the other?
->'''Vimes''' (''drawing his sword'') "Me."

5th Nov '15 10:38:34 AM stopthattimerave
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->'''Vetinari:'''You think there are the good people and the bad people. You are wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.


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->'''Vetinari:'''You ->'''Vetinari: '''You think there are the good people and the bad people. You are wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.

13th Sep '15 6:31:05 PM Conradus
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-> "In those days rich young men from Ankh-Morpork used to go on what we called the Grand Sneer, visiting far-flung countries and cities in order to see at first hand how inferior they were."


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-> "In those days rich young men from Ankh-Morpork used to go on what we called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Tour the Grand Sneer, Sneer]], visiting far-flung countries and cities in order to see at first hand how inferior they were."

24th Jul '15 12:49:49 AM Morgenthaler
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-> Forget [[ThePrincessAndThePea peas and mattresses]]—sheer natural selection had established over the years that the royal families that survived longest were those whose members could distinguish an assassin in the dark by the noise he was clever enough not to make, because, in court circles, there was always [[TheUsurper someone]] ready to cut the heir with a knife.

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-> Forget [[ThePrincessAndThePea [[Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea peas and mattresses]]—sheer natural selection had established over the years that the royal families that survived longest were those whose members could distinguish an assassin in the dark by the noise he was clever enough not to make, because, in court circles, there was always [[TheUsurper someone]] ready to cut the heir with a knife.
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