When you don’t know what to do, do what’s right and do what’s in front of you. But not necessarily what’s right in front of you.
— Weeks, B. (2010), The Black Prism, Orbit
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
– Pratchett, T. (2004), A Hat Full of Sky, Doubleday
You can’t expect wolves to become sheep.
No, but neither do the wolves have to be cruel to the sheep.
— Paolini, C. (2011), Inheritance, Doubleday
“My phone is a window into the worthless and the worthy, the artificial and the authentic. Some days I feel as if my phone is a digital vampire, sucking away my time and my life. Other days, I feel like a cybernetic centaur — part human, part digital — as my phone and I blend seamlessly into a complex tandem of rhythms and routines.”
— Reinke, T. (2017), 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Crossway.
If you worry about what everyone is trying to do, you become a spectator and not a player.
— Weeks, B. (2008), The Way of Shadows, Orbit
It is hard to understand nothing, but the multiverse is full of it. Nothing travels everywhere, always ahead of something, and in the great cloud of unknowing nothing yearns to become something, to break out, to move, to feel, to change, to dance and to experience – in short, to be something.
— Pratchett, T. (2013), Raising Steam, Doubleday
Sometimes the picture you have in your head is not the one you are presenting to the world…
— Hammond, R. (2007), On The Edge: My Story, Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Some people will do anything for the sheer fascination of doing it… Or for fame. Or because they shouldn’t.
— Pratchett, T. (1996), Hogfather, Victor Gollancz.