"It was a five hundred mile journey and, surprisingly, quite uneventful. People who are rather more than six feet tall and nearly as broad across the shoulders often have uneventful journeys. People jump out at them from behind rocks then say things like, “Oh. Sorry. I thought you were someone else.”"
"Greebo’s grin gradually faded, until there was nothing left but the cat. This was nearly as spooky as the other way round."
— Wyrd Sisters (1989)
"Take it from me, there’s nothing more terrible than someone out to do the world a favour."
— Sourcery (1988)
"I’m surely going to regret this, she told herself, displaying considerable foresight."
— Equal Rites (1987)
"When you’re a god, you don’t have to have reasons."
— Mort (1987)
Pearl of cities!
This is not a completely accurate description, of course - it was not round and shiny - but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc."
— The Light Fantastic (1986)
"What he didn’t like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk."
— The Colour of Magic (1983)