RIP Тэрри Пратчэт

Тэрри Пратчэт хорвоог орхин оджээ...
Высоцкийн "Оргил” дуу “И только немного завидуешь тем, другим, у которых вершина еще впереди" гэж төгсдөгийг ойлгож байна аа... би ч бас жаахан атаархаж байна. Тэрри Пратчэтыг хараахан уншаагүй хүмүүст. Түүнийг ёж, хошин шогийн мэдрэмжийг шинээр нээж баясах хүмүүст... Хурдан уншмаар байдаг, даанч хурдан уншвал ном дуусчих гээд байдаг, яажшуухан балаанс барих вэ? Ийм асуудалтай тулгарч байвал цэнгэл баясал гэхээс өөр юу гэх вэ.

My best:

Итак, все в этом мире шло своим ходом — за исключением всего остального, что решительно шло наперекосяк.

Хаос всегда побеждает порядок, поскольку лучше организован.

"Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom."

"An education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on."

"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it."

"Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry."

"God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time."

"If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember."

"Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you."

"Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people."

"My mother ran away before I was born". "

"In the distance a couple were having the kind of quarrel that causes most of the surrounding streets to open their windows and listen in and make notes."

"... always wear completely clean underwear every day because you never knew when you were going to be knocked down and killed by a runaway horse and if people found you had unsatisfactory underwear on, you'd die of shame."

"He looked nervous, like an atheist in a thunderstorm. "

"Good morning, sergeant," said William. A nod from the troll indicated that he was prepared to accept, on available evidence, that it was morning and, in certain circumstances, by some people, might be considered good.

"He'd experienced the lovely warm feeling of a bad job well done."

Этому наверняка есть какое-то естественное объяснение. Или, по крайней мере, неестественное.

В отличие от Анка, Морпорк считался местом крайне малопочтенным. Едва ли можно было добавить хоть еще одну ложку в эту бочку дегтя. Даже прямое попадание метеорита пошло бы Морпорку только на пользу.