Granny Weatherwax

And sin, young man, is when you treat people like 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 a lot 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…”
— 

Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett

Most important Discworld quote ever

anonymous asked:

Oh man can you imagine Librarian!Anakin during the clone wars when everyone's dying and cities are bing destroyed, I bet he shouted "that belongs in a library!" 500 times but "lives are more worthy causes than any library" 600 times.

Amazing.

It’s true though. I mean, my conception of Jocasta Nu is basically Granny Weatherwax as a Jedi, and if she’s anything like Granny Weatherwax, she knows the power of stories as deep as her bones - and knows that people are always more important than stories. (Not to mention Anakin already had a strong dose of that sentiment from his mother, and I like to think Jocasta would actually have encouraged it.)

But on the flip side, consider this: Anakin and Jocasta don’t actually serve on the front lines at all. They’re doing research. This is a war of information and they are prepared to win.

(In other words, the AU where Jocasta Nu and Anakin Skywalker are librarians turned crack detectives, tracing the money, following connections, piecing together evidence…and maybe even uncovering the greatest conspiracy possibly in all of Republic history.)

People said things like ‘we had to make our own amusements in those days’ as if this signalled some kind of moral worth, and perhaps it did, but the last thing you wanted a witch to do was get bored and start making her own amusements, because witches sometimes had famously erratic ideas about what was amusing.
—  Terry Pratchett

’…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.

Good ol’ cranky Granny Weatherwax.

Another rough sketch - though it took me a while longer than Sam Vimes to find her. I wanted her to look quite aloof, but at the same time like she could be nice if she wanted to. (I always saw her as a honest woman who acts very consciously like a crone.) 
She is described as actually being quite “handsome”, so I imagined she has aged well… I know the bun should be tighter, but **** it, that’s not what I had in mind.