Terry Pratchett Thursday… Better World

“You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s a cage. Besides, you don’t build a better world by choppin’ heads off”. Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax in Witches Abroad

This quote needs no commentary, does it? It is sad and loaded, and too many of us understand only too well what these words have meant (and continue to mean) to most cultures, religious groups, governments… sad indeed. 

13 comments:

  1. I feel the urge to go all, "OFF WITH THE HEADS!"

    I wonder where Terry Pratchett got his inspiration for Granny Weatherwax, for surely she is one of the wisest witches I know.

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  2. I love Pratchett's witch series, and when I realized that I wasn't just a pagan, but indeed a witch I immediately started hoping that I could be half the witch Granny is...

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  3. Definitely a loaded comment.. good food for thought! Thanks M!

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  4. @Diandra, isn't she? It seems like Granny knows a bit (or a lot) of everything.

    @The Traveler, I think every Witch wants to be that insightful, at least every now and then; or maybe it is just me ;-)

    @Kallan, digest away ;-)

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  5. Amen & ashe. You know I love me some Granny. And Sir Terry.

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  6. Some people think that is how to make a better world...by chopping heads off!!! Sigh!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Some do indeed, and that is a terrifying thought.

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  8. I think Granny Weatherwax is one of my biggest heroes. Her wisdom knows no bounds.

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  9. I love the woman, um... character ;-) There is just so much wisdom that it is impossible not to like her.

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  10. Some do indeed, and that is a terrifying thought.

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  11. I love the woman, um... character ;-) There is just so much wisdom that it is impossible not to like her.

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  12. @Diandra, isn't she? It seems like Granny knows a bit (or a lot) of everything.

    @The Traveler, I think every Witch wants to be that insightful, at least every now and then; or maybe it is just me ;-)

    @Kallan, digest away ;-)

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