'…sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.'

'It's a lot more complicated than that…'

'No. It ain't. When people say things are more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth. People as things, that's where it starts.'

'Oh, I'm sure there are worse crimes—'

'But they STARTS with thinking about people as things…'

—  Terry Pratchett, ‘Carpe Jugulum’
Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
Elves are bad.

Terry Pratchett {Lords & Ladies}

This, to me is the most chilling paragraph in any Discworld novel.

"Go back," said Granny. “You call yourself some kind of goddess and you know nothing, madam, nothing. What don’t die can’t live. What don’t live can’t change. What don’t change can’t learn. The smallest creature that dies in the grass knows more than you. You’re right. I’m older. You’ve lived longer than me but I’m older than you. And better’n you. And, madam, that ain’t hard.” - Lords and Ladies, The Discworld Series

Been picking up some Discworld again these days, and wanted to illustrate one of my favourite scenes from my favourite book :)


Since my first Terry Pratchett + text posts (Hogfather) was what I consider successful, I’ve decided to keep with the trend!

Terry Pratchett + text posts Part 2 (1)

The Lancre Coven (in order: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Magrat Garlick, Agnes Nitt, Tiffany Aching, “The Triple Goddess”. I was unable to find official art for these characters, please claim art if is yours. This is also why much of the content is blurry.)