Monday, March 23, 2015

You Were A Wizard, Harry

"Vimes had found old Stoneface's journal in the Unseen University library.

The man had been hard, no doubt about that. But they were hard times.

He'd written: 'In the Fyres of Struggle let us bake New Men, who Will Notte heed the old Lies.' But the old lies had won in the end.

He said to people: you're free. And they said hooray, and then he showed them what freedom costs and they called him a tyrant and, as soon as he'd been betrayed, they milled around a bit like barn-bred chickens who've seen the big world outside for the first time, and then they went back into the warm and shut the door-"

--Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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