< "In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." >< "The harder I work, the luckier I become." >< "Multiple exclamation marks,' he went on, shaking his head, 'are a sure sign of a diseased mind." >< "The disc, being flat, has no real horizon. Any adventurous sailor who got funny ideas from staring at eggs and oranges for too long and set out for the antipodes soon learned that the reason why distant ships sometimes looked as though they were disappearing over the edge of the world was that they were disappearing over the edge of the world." >< "Cake is not the issue here." >< "On the Disc the gods dealt severely with atheists." >< "It's like chess, you know. The Queen saves the King." >< "Life could be horrible in the wrong trouser of time." >< "Death paused. YOU HAVE PERHAPS HEARD THE PHRASE, he said, THAT HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE? ‘Yes. Yes, of course.’ Death nodded. IN TIME, he said, YOU WILL LEARN THAT IT IS WRONG." >< "never ask the tight-rope walker how he keeps his balance. if he stops to think about it, he falls off" >< "SOD YOU, THEN, Death said." >< "Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life." >< "It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life." >< "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." >< "Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one." >< "Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you." >