luni, martie 18, 2024

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction - Terry Pratchett

    Am citit cartea asta acum 5 ani și am găsit, zilele trecute, câteva poze cu citate care mi-au atras atenția.

    A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction este o colecție de articole scrise și publicate de Terry Pratchett de-a lungul anilor. Scrisul lui este minunat și profund și amuzant, chiar și atunci când scrie non-ficțiune. Modul în care a observat viața și oamenii este unic, un talent pe care l-a folosit pentru a scoate în evidență nedreptățile și prostia frecventă a lumii în care trăim


We categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a science fiction novel by Margaret Atwood is literature because she is a literary novelist. Recent Discworld books have spun on such concerns as the nature of belief, politics and even of journalistic freedom, but put in one lousy dragon and they call you a fantasy writer.
Fun pretends to be about enjoyment, but is merely about the attempt. In search of fun, people pull themselves towards places that advertise fun, but they are probably to be avoided since, in my recollection, fun means trudging around a soaking wet seaside town wearing plastic raincoats that, no matter what you do, always smell of fish. All right, maybe I'm only having fun with you? But these islands of ours have the richest language in the world, mostly because we stole useful words from everybody else, besides frantically inventing new ones ourselves. 


[..], but it's such a wonderful day that you have to be glad to be born and don't even mind other people having been born either

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