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10 April 2017 @ 12:48 pm
Pratchett  
It's easy for me to forget why I was so impressed with Terry Pratchett. And then I read things like this:

Death: Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
Susan: They're not the same at all.
Death: You think so? 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 try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some, some rightness in the universe, by which it may be judged.
Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point?
Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?
 
 
 
JohnGgomijacogeo on April 11th, 2017 04:46 am (UTC)
SHOULDN'T THAT BE IN UPPER CASE?
Noahangelbob on April 11th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
Wasn't in the source I cut-and-pasted. BUT, YES.