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The Colour of Magic
From the back, Vetinari looked like a carnivorous flamingo.

The Battle of Koom Valley is the only one known to history where both sides ambushed each other.

The Ramkins were more highly bred than a hilltop bakery, whereas Corporal Nobbs had been disqualified from the human race for shoving.

The river Ankh is probably the only river in the universe on which the investigators can chalk the outline of the corpse.

The door was still ajar, but there was a tentative tap on it which said, in a kind of metaphorical Morse code, that the tapper could see very well that Carrot was in his room with a scantily clad woman and was trying to knock without actually being heard.

-"It could be a torture chamber or a dungeon or a hideous pit or anything!"
- "It's just a student's bedroom, sergeant."
- "You see?"

The maze was so small that people got lost looking for it

There were such things as Dwarf gods (...) they'd seen the need for gods as a sort of supernatural equivalent of a hard hat. Besides, when you hit your thumb with an eight-pound hammer it's nice to be able to blaspheme. It takes a very special and strong minded kind of atheist to jump up and down with their hand clasped under their other armpit and shout, 'Oh, random-fluctuations-in-the-space-time-continuum!' or 'Aaargh, primitive-and-out-moded-concept on a crutch!'

'I thought dwarfs didn't believe in devils and demons and stuff like that.'
'That's true, but... we're not sure if they know.'

Sham Harga had run a successful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease and burnt crunchy bits.

'An appointment is an engagement to see someone, while a Morningstar is a large lump of metal used for viciously crushing skulls. It is important not to confuse the two.'

Cuddy had only been a guard for a few days, but already he had absorbed one
important and basic fact: it is almost impossible for anyone to be in a
street without breaking the law.

He was said to have the body of a twenty-five year old, although no one
knew where he kept it.
-- The Life and Times of Corporal Nobbs

'He's mad, isn't he?'
'No, mad's when you froth at the mouth,' said Gaspode. ' He's insane. That's when you froth at the brain.'

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