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1joannasephine
Editado: Ago 8, 2013, 4:38 pm

Welcome to the brand new Pratchett Quote Game thread! A mildly tricky one to start us off:

For the first time in her life, she knew what it was like to have balconies.

2Helenliz
Ago 8, 2013, 4:43 pm

That's a witch, she's off borrowing.
Wyrd Sisters maybe

3joannasephine
Ago 8, 2013, 5:06 pm

Sort of on the right track, but not the right book.

4pinkozcat
Ago 8, 2013, 8:12 pm

Sounds more like Witches Abroad

5joannasephine
Ago 8, 2013, 9:45 pm

Again, right track but wrong book.

6Nahkis
Ago 9, 2013, 1:07 am

7joannasephine
Ago 9, 2013, 2:58 am

Still no.
;-)

8Helenliz
Ago 9, 2013, 3:07 am

Maskerade perchance?

9pinkozcat
Ago 9, 2013, 4:41 am

10Nahkis
Ago 9, 2013, 9:35 am

11joannasephine
Ago 9, 2013, 2:52 pm

No, no and still no.

12pinkozcat
Ago 9, 2013, 8:10 pm

13joannasephine
Ago 10, 2013, 3:20 am

Yes indeedy! Your turn, Minnie.

14pinkozcat
Ago 10, 2013, 10:05 am

The fact that one of them seemed a little unclear as to what his business actually consisted of was quite unnoticed in the turmoil.

15Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 11, 2013, 8:56 pm

Err--Pyramids?

16pinkozcat
Ago 11, 2013, 9:36 pm

No - not Pyramids

17edrandrew
Ago 12, 2013, 7:20 am

18pinkozcat
Ago 12, 2013, 7:31 am

Not that one either

19pinkozcat
Ago 13, 2013, 12:10 am

Hint

Run rabbit, run rabbit, run.

20joannasephine
Editado: Ago 13, 2013, 1:17 am

21pinkozcat
Ago 13, 2013, 1:49 am

No - Sorry

22pinkozcat
Ago 13, 2013, 8:14 pm

Another Hint

From: that was the most important factor in any mindless escape. You were running from.
To
could look after itself.

24joannasephine
Ago 13, 2013, 8:31 pm

25pinkozcat
Ago 13, 2013, 9:27 pm

Interesting Times is the book. All yours, Joanna

26joannasephine
Ago 14, 2013, 1:18 am

Kicking myself for not getting it earlier.
Ok:

It is essential that the proper use of three wishes should bring happiness to the greatest available number of people

27Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 14, 2013, 2:14 am

Hmmm--The Light Fantasic? I seem to recall a genie in there...

28joannasephine
Ago 14, 2013, 3:30 am

29pinkozcat
Ago 14, 2013, 4:14 am

It has to be Witches Abroad?

30joannasephine
Ago 14, 2013, 2:51 pm

No ...

31Helenliz
Ago 14, 2013, 3:30 pm

I can't place this one at all.
Random guess time -
Maskerade

32pinkozcat
Ago 14, 2013, 6:34 pm

33Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 14, 2013, 7:09 pm

Let's try Sourcery...

34joannasephine
Ago 14, 2013, 7:49 pm

Still no … hint needed?

35joannasephine
Ago 15, 2013, 5:06 pm

I’ll take that as a yes.
Ok, an extended version of the quote:

It is essential that the proper use of three wishes should bring happiness to the greatest available number of people, and this is what in fact had happened.

The — were happy. When no amount of worshipping caused — to come back and trample their enemies they poisoned all their priests and tried enlightened atheism instead,

36Helenliz
Ago 15, 2013, 5:10 pm

37joannasephine
Ago 15, 2013, 5:11 pm

Yep. Take it away Helenliz!

38Helenliz
Ago 16, 2013, 1:36 am

It was this dynamic interplay of power blocs that made Ankh-Morpork such an interesting, stimulating and above all bloody dangerous place to live

39pinkozcat
Ago 16, 2013, 7:49 am

40Helenliz
Ago 16, 2013, 7:55 am

No.

41Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 18, 2013, 5:01 pm

Just to get it going again...
Going Postal?

42Helenliz
Ago 18, 2013, 5:13 pm

Sorry, no.

43joannasephine
Editado: Ago 18, 2013, 7:13 pm

44pinkozcat
Ago 18, 2013, 8:22 pm

Also just to get things going again. I'd hate to see this thread die.

The Thief of Time?

45Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 18, 2013, 8:24 pm

The Truth?
Might be time for a hint...

46ronincats
Ago 18, 2013, 9:57 pm

47Helenliz
Ago 19, 2013, 1:31 am

Its isn't set in Ankh-Morpork, even though it's discussing it.

48pinkozcat
Editado: Ago 19, 2013, 2:24 am

49Helenliz
Ago 19, 2013, 2:53 am

no. Think a bit more rural.

50pinkozcat
Ago 19, 2013, 3:31 am

Reaper Man? That is fairly rural

51Helenliz
Ago 19, 2013, 4:00 am

That's it!

52pinkozcat
Ago 19, 2013, 5:26 am

Random book; random page. This might be too easy but we need to lure people back to this thread.

Maybe you should loosen her clothing or something,' said Gaspode. 'It's just a thought,' he added. 'You don't have to glare at me like that. I'm a dog, what do I know?

53guido47
Ago 19, 2013, 5:28 am

I was just thinking, I don't often add a post to this thread But (and I know you were waiting for the 'but') but I don't think this thread will die very soon! We might have a hiatus, hey we "all get a bit weary" And this reminded me of song
I wonder if this is now thought of as a 'sexist'?
Don't care, I still like it.

Guido.

54pinkozcat
Ago 19, 2013, 6:11 am

Guido, everything seems to be sexist these days so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Maybe after the election things will revert to normal when the Press take a rest from politics.

Care to have a guess as to which book the quote came from? :)

55guido47
Ago 19, 2013, 6:58 am

Thanks Pinko, I would have to suggest some sort of 'description book' rather than one of the canon. I'm looking at The folklore of discworld at the moment, but can't find any appropriate quote.

So that's it :-)

G.

56Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 19, 2013, 3:48 pm

57pinkozcat
Ago 19, 2013, 7:55 pm

Neither of those books.

59ronincats
Ago 19, 2013, 8:23 pm

Moving Pictures, since it is the first Gaspode book?

60pinkozcat
Ago 19, 2013, 11:13 pm

Moving Pictures is correct. Over to you ronincats

61ronincats
Ago 20, 2013, 12:20 am

"They thought you could see life through books but you couldn't, the reason being that the words got in the way."

62pinkozcat
Ago 20, 2013, 1:59 am

63ronincats
Ago 21, 2013, 12:01 pm

Not so.

64pinkozcat
Ago 22, 2013, 7:47 am

65Helenliz
Ago 22, 2013, 4:06 pm

Reaper Man?
I'm thinking it sounds like Windle Poons, but am probably entirely wrong (as usual)

66ronincats
Ago 22, 2013, 11:51 pm

Neither of those!

67pinkozcat
Ago 23, 2013, 1:51 am

68joannasephine
Ago 23, 2013, 2:22 am

69edrandrew
Ago 23, 2013, 11:47 am

Small Gods perhaps.

70ronincats
Ago 23, 2013, 12:54 pm

Zero, zilch, nada!

71Helenliz
Ago 23, 2013, 1:09 pm

72ronincats
Ago 23, 2013, 1:17 pm

Sorry, no!

73Helenliz
Ago 23, 2013, 2:05 pm

Moving Pictures?

74ronincats
Ago 23, 2013, 2:19 pm

Still no!

75Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 24, 2013, 7:17 am

76pinkozcat
Ago 24, 2013, 8:21 am

Making Money?

77ronincats
Ago 24, 2013, 12:25 pm

Neither is even close.

78pinkozcat
Ago 24, 2013, 11:50 pm

Reverting to my default reply. Unseen Academicals

79ronincats
Ago 25, 2013, 12:43 am

It's an earlier book than all three of the last guesses.

80pinkozcat
Ago 25, 2013, 2:43 am

Jingo

81Helenliz
Ago 25, 2013, 3:13 am

82ronincats
Ago 25, 2013, 4:21 am

Neither of those two.

83pinkozcat
Ago 25, 2013, 5:38 am

84Helenliz
Ago 25, 2013, 5:39 am

The Light Fantastic

85Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 25, 2013, 5:46 am

To continue, Sourcery?

86ronincats
Ago 25, 2013, 3:52 pm

Not as early as the last 3 guesses!

87joannasephine
Ago 25, 2013, 5:20 pm

88ronincats
Ago 25, 2013, 11:44 pm

Later, Joanna!

89Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 26, 2013, 1:31 am

90Nahkis
Ago 26, 2013, 1:44 am

91edrandrew
Ago 26, 2013, 3:58 am

How about Pyramids?

92Helenliz
Ago 26, 2013, 1:59 pm

93ronincats
Ago 26, 2013, 11:29 pm

Pyramids. Maskerade, and Feet of Clay are too early; The Truth is too late! That certainly limits the selection!

94pinkozcat
Ago 26, 2013, 11:35 pm

Default #2 The Last Continent?

95ronincats
Ago 26, 2013, 11:43 pm

Sorry!

96pinkozcat
Ago 27, 2013, 12:20 am

97ronincats
Ago 27, 2013, 12:21 am

Still no. I think there are only 4 possibilities left.

98pinkozcat
Ago 27, 2013, 12:25 am

I have only two possibilities on my list:

Carpe Jugulum?

99Nahkis
Editado: Ago 27, 2013, 1:04 am

100ronincats
Ago 27, 2013, 1:07 am

Carpe Jugulum is it! Nanny Ogg is reflecting that Agnes read books.

101pinkozcat
Ago 27, 2013, 1:19 am

What were your other two possibilities, ronincats?

I'll post a new quote when I have finished hanging out the washing. :)

102pinkozcat
Ago 27, 2013, 1:30 am

'A miracle!' he said, waving his hands dramatically. 'The time of miracles is at hand!'

103joannasephine
Ago 27, 2013, 6:49 pm

Moist, having prayed to Anoia? Going Postal?

104pinkozcat
Ago 27, 2013, 8:04 pm

Sorry - not Going Postal

105ronincats
Ago 27, 2013, 9:14 pm

>101 pinkozcat: The Fifth Elephant and The Science of Discworld were the other two I was thinking of.

106pinkozcat
Ago 27, 2013, 10:00 pm

The Fifth Elephant was going to be my next guess but I don't do the Science of the Discworld series.

107Helenliz
Ago 28, 2013, 1:42 am

108pinkozcat
Ago 28, 2013, 1:58 am

Yes - Small Gods is correct. Your turn, Helenliz

109Helenliz
Ago 28, 2013, 2:04 am

Thanks! I'll get onto that tonight.

110Helenliz
Ago 29, 2013, 2:03 am

OK, here goes:
"After all, there's a Tooth Fairy, ain' there? You might as well wonder why we have a God of Wine and not a God of Hangovers - "

111pinkozcat
Ago 29, 2013, 3:14 am

Probably not the obvious one but ... Hogfather?

112Helenliz
Ago 29, 2013, 4:15 am

sorry, but it was exactly that obvious >:-)

113pinkozcat
Ago 29, 2013, 5:39 am

It sounds like one of the witches and I've read it somewhere recently but I won't go any further than that. I've had more than my share lately; just needed to get the obvious one out of the way.

114Helenliz
Ago 29, 2013, 6:12 am

Pinkozcat - I meant to say you'd got it first time. It was Hogfather.

115pinkozcat
Ago 29, 2013, 9:27 am

Oh, dear! I didn't mean to get it. I'll try to find a nice easy one. Hmmmm random book; random page. I must read this book again.

I DIDN'T QUITE FOLLOW THAT. TELL ME ABOUT PSYCHIC BIDS AGAIN. I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING THE HANG OF THAT.

116ronincats
Ago 29, 2013, 1:05 pm

117Helenliz
Ago 29, 2013, 1:38 pm

Light Fantastic.
I'm sure it's Twoflower teaching Death how to play bridge.

118pinkozcat
Ago 29, 2013, 9:31 pm

Light Fantastic is correct. Over to you Helenliz. And yes, you are right about the circumstances.

119Helenliz
Ago 30, 2013, 2:02 am

Ok, try this one:
"She was said to bathe in the blood of up to two hundred virgins at a time"

120pinkozcat
Ago 30, 2013, 2:47 am

121Helenliz
Ago 30, 2013, 3:30 am

No.

122Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 30, 2013, 4:25 am

Can't be Carpe Jugulum can it?

123Helenliz
Ago 30, 2013, 4:47 am

Yes, it can.
Over to you.

124Beorn_se_Bacaire
Ago 30, 2013, 5:33 am

Hmm--didn't really think it was the true vampire novel.
Drats--I'm going to be gone this weekend. Somebody else will have to take my turn, just in case.

125Nahkis
Set 1, 2013, 10:57 am

Well, the weekend's almost over. Perhaps Beorn could take his turn anyway?

126pinkozcat
Set 1, 2013, 8:21 pm

Nahkis - my thoughts exactly. :)

127Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 2, 2013, 4:42 am

Okay, fine. I'm home now... Let's go random.

The barman pulled a heavy hickory stick from its hiding place under the bar. "Arms? Legs? Suit yourself," he said.

128pinkozcat
Set 2, 2013, 8:35 am

129Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 2, 2013, 7:10 pm

Incorrect.

130pinkozcat
Set 2, 2013, 7:53 pm

131joannasephine
Set 3, 2013, 4:40 am

Or is it Fred settling up the bar bill after Nobby's enoblement? Feet of Clay?

132Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 3, 2013, 4:52 am

Right on the spot, Joannasephine. Over to you.

133joannasephine
Set 3, 2013, 4:56 pm

Yippee! Ok, probably too easy, but what the heck:

“I don’t see why I should have to go around biting my wife after thirty years of marriage, and that’s flat,” said ––.

134pinkozcat
Set 4, 2013, 6:07 am

A guess.

Carpe Jugulum

135joannasephine
Set 4, 2013, 2:45 pm

No, not Carpe Jugulum.

136Helenliz
Set 4, 2013, 3:19 pm

Oh, isn't that Arthur, the grocer turned Vampire? Let's try Guards Guards?

137joannasephine
Set 4, 2013, 5:52 pm

Oooh, so close. Not Guards! Guards! though.

138ronincats
Set 4, 2013, 6:30 pm

Well, that makes Men at Arms the next logical choice then.

139pinkozcat
Set 4, 2013, 7:00 pm

140joannasephine
Set 4, 2013, 11:23 pm

No and still no, and getting colder.

141joannasephine
Set 5, 2013, 9:45 pm

A hint: Helenliz was right about the who, wrong about the where ...

142Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 6, 2013, 3:54 am

I know--I just can't think which book!
Doesn't he show up in The Truth?

143joannasephine
Set 6, 2013, 3:48 pm

Yes, he does show up in The Truth, but it's not where this quote is from. Think of the first time we encounter him.

144Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 6, 2013, 6:27 pm

145joannasephine
Set 6, 2013, 9:21 pm

Close, but no cylindrical smoking thing.

146Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 6, 2013, 11:20 pm

147joannasephine
Set 7, 2013, 12:32 am

No ... another hint needed?

148Helenliz
Set 7, 2013, 2:37 am

149joannasephine
Set 7, 2013, 4:56 am

That's the one! Your turn, Helenliz.

150Helenliz
Set 7, 2013, 9:07 am

Thankyou. Try this one.
"Imagine toilet training 50 times."

151pinkozcat
Set 7, 2013, 9:17 am

152Helenliz
Set 7, 2013, 9:19 am

'fraid not.

153pinkozcat
Set 7, 2013, 1:16 pm

I have read it somewhere fairly recently but can't think where. I have just re-read The Colour of Magic so maybe ...

154Helenliz
Set 7, 2013, 1:41 pm

not that one.

155joannasephine
Set 7, 2013, 10:42 pm

156pinkozcat
Set 7, 2013, 11:33 pm

157Helenliz
Set 8, 2013, 2:44 am

that's 2 negative responses.

158Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 8, 2013, 3:13 am

Hogfather? I'm thinking it's Susan discussing the drawbacks of reincarnation. I could be imagining it, though.

159pinkozcat
Set 8, 2013, 5:09 am

I thought that it could be someone discussing the drawbacks of reincarnation with DEATH but I could be wrong too.

160Helenliz
Set 8, 2013, 6:05 am

Both close. It is a discussion of reincarnation, but it is neither Susan nor Death

161pinkozcat
Editado: Set 8, 2013, 10:02 am

162Helenliz
Set 8, 2013, 3:40 pm

That's the one. >:-)

163pinkozcat
Set 8, 2013, 11:07 pm

It was a fairly strong hint which you gave us, Helenliz.

Try this one:

She spoke sadly, as one might talk about an elderly relative who'd taken to wearing her underwear outside her clothes.

164Nahkis
Set 11, 2013, 6:34 am

Well, just to get things going, how's Witches Abroad for a guess?

165pinkozcat
Set 11, 2013, 7:26 am

You are correct. It is from Witches Abroad.

Over to you.

166Nahkis
Set 12, 2013, 2:19 am

All right, will submit a quote later today.

167Nahkis
Set 12, 2013, 10:54 am

"By law and tradition the great Library of Unseen University is open to the public, although they aren't allowed as far as the magical shelves."

168pinkozcat
Set 12, 2013, 8:02 pm

The Light Fantastic?

169Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 13, 2013, 12:28 am

170Nahkis
Set 13, 2013, 12:46 am

Nope to both.

171pinkozcat
Set 13, 2013, 1:15 am

172Helenliz
Set 13, 2013, 1:39 am

Equal Rights?

173Nahkis
Set 13, 2013, 5:45 am

Double nope again.

174pinkozcat
Set 13, 2013, 7:17 am

175Helenliz
Set 13, 2013, 7:37 am

Sourcery I donlt know why I feel this is an early book, but I do.

176pinkozcat
Set 13, 2013, 7:52 am

Helenliz - you might want to do a quick edit. Sourcery has already been ruled out.

177Helenliz
Set 13, 2013, 1:15 pm

oops. serves me right for nipping onto t'interweb while at work!
Unseen Academicals as a wild guess.

178Beorn_se_Bacaire
Set 13, 2013, 5:27 pm

Eric?
I'm really guessing here...

179Nahkis
Set 14, 2013, 5:18 am

No luck yet, so here's a hint:

the book's not a part of the wizards/Rincewind series.

180pinkozcat
Set 14, 2013, 6:01 am

181joannasephine
Set 14, 2013, 6:43 am

182Nahkis
Set 15, 2013, 2:22 am

Not quite, but getting closer.

183pinkozcat
Set 15, 2013, 3:03 am

184Helenliz
Set 15, 2013, 6:18 am

185Nahkis
Set 16, 2013, 1:21 am

No luck yet. Would you like another hint?

186pinkozcat
Set 17, 2013, 9:35 am

187Ardagor
Set 17, 2013, 10:46 am

188Nahkis
Set 18, 2013, 1:58 am

Still no. And even though no hint has been requested, I just might give one today.

189pinkozcat
Set 18, 2013, 8:45 am

#182 Re. hints ... You said that either Joannasephine or myself was getting closer. Perhaps if you told us all which one you were referring to it might put us on the right track.

190Nahkis
Set 18, 2013, 11:04 am

Oh, right, pinkozcat, thanks for reminding! The book in question is earlier than guess #180, but later than guess #181.

191Helenliz
Set 18, 2013, 1:56 pm

192Nahkis
Set 19, 2013, 12:47 am

That's right, Helenliz!

193Helenliz
Set 19, 2013, 1:40 am

So I was wrong in my feeling it was an early book. But I can hardly claim much credit, the clue in 190 only gave 2 to choose from!

Let's go with "When Mister Safety Catch is not on, Mister Crossbow is not your friend".

195Helenliz
Set 19, 2013, 4:01 am

Non.

196Nahkis
Editado: Set 19, 2013, 4:54 am

197Helenliz
Set 19, 2013, 6:04 am

Indeed. >:-)

198Nahkis
Set 19, 2013, 12:11 pm

Whee! But please, someone else take it, I just had a turn. First come, first, serve!

199justjim
Editado: Set 19, 2013, 12:28 pm

I'll have a go! Also "Yaharrrrr!*"

Without verticality, wisely the cochineal emperor goes forth at teatime; at evening the mollusk is silent among the almond blossom.

*not a hint, just a nod to Talk Like a Pirate Day

200Helenliz
Set 19, 2013, 2:40 pm

I have a feeling that's Mort - Cutwell's attempt at fortune telling.

201justjim
Set 19, 2013, 9:05 pm

Indeed it is!

202Helenliz
Set 20, 2013, 1:40 am

"Courage is easy by candlelight. Your faith, I suspect, is in the flame"

203justjim
Set 21, 2013, 8:24 am

I was hoping somebody else would jump in here.

I just recently read this. It is Death (sneaky of Helenliz to avoid the ALL CAPS) talking with Mss Weatherwax in a barn. Granny, of course, blows out the candle.

Maskerade?

204Helenliz
Set 21, 2013, 8:26 am

yes, that's the one.

I know missing THE CAPS was sneaky, but no point making them too easy >;-)

205justjim
Set 21, 2013, 8:34 am

Indeed.

'Imagine toilet training fifty times.'

206Helenliz
Set 21, 2013, 8:39 am

Jim - you might want to check post 150 - we may have recently had that one...

207justjim
Set 21, 2013, 8:43 am

Bugger!

No, that's not a quote. Well, you can quote me if you wish.

I think I shall petulantly "continue the topic" while I think.

I think so, yes.
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