Today is, apparently, Sir Terry Pratchett day. In honour of the man, the magic, and his writing, I’ve decided to celebrate with one of my favourite quotes. It says so very much about the human condition. And it was in a footnote.
Every society needs a cry like [”Remember Koom Valley“], but only in a very few do they come out with the complete, unvarnished version, which is ‘Remember-the-atrocity-committed-against-us-last-time-that-will-excuse-the-atrocity-that-we’re-about-to-commit-today! And so on! Hurrah!’ —Sir Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
Only Sir Terry Pratchett could make you laugh at something that’s been true for millennia. I miss the art of your words, good sir.