Bit of a rant time.
Okay, so this quote of his always got me, just the way it’s worded. ‘A human life’ he says. Suggesting that Kratos doesn’t even think he’s a human being anymore, after all the time he’s inevitably spent watching the stars. Because when he was human, I’m sure he watched them all the time, maybe with his own father.
He can’t sleep, and so he would look at them, knowing that they’d always be there for him, something unchanging, like himself, after all the years he’s seen. The stars were always a friend to him.
And that he offered that as advice to Lloyd, his own son… it’s beautiful and perfect. And that Lloyd’s only memory of his father before he was adopted by Dirk is looking at the stars with his father, and so he would always study astronomy seriously in school. So if he and Kratos looked at the stars together now, they’d have a lot of the same knowledge, and Lloyd would be eager to learn more.
Also, this quote also makes me believe that Kratos has counted every star, and probably named some of the nameless ones, and would teach Lloyd the names he made up.
You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?… It’s all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they’re really good at. It’s all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It’s all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad plowmen instead. It’s all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it’s even possible to find out. It’s all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It’s all the wasted chances. — Ginger Withel, Terry Pratchett’s Moving Pictures (via 9spooky11me)
Wasn’t it a basic principle never to let your employer know what it is you actually do all day?
But no matter what precautions you took, sooner or later the boss was bound to come in and poke around and say things like, “Is this where you work, then?” and “I thought I sent a memo out about people bringing in plotted plants,” and “What d’you call that thing with the keyboard?” — Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent (via randommiscellany)
Is it a sin to be weak hearted? Not everyone’s strong. Not everyone can stand being despised. — Mithos (via transitorywanderlust)
Describe the last practical joke you pulled; the participants, the victim, and the props.
“Hmm, it involved the classic door joke, where it’s propped open a bit, and I piled every single pillow I could find in my best friend’s gargantuan mansion on top of it and called him into the lounge to help me with something. When he opened the door all the way, a pillowavalanche ensued. All that was visible was his one twitching arm.”
It’s not lying if they make you lie, if the only truth they can accept is their own. — Brian Kinney (Gale Harold) - Queer As Folk (via xeansan)