sticks and carrots
my mom and i have always said that we want to annotate our pratchetts and mark or highlight our favourite quotes. perhaps even have an index or something. he has such a way with words and comes up with the most delightful turns of phrase.
and sometimes simply says the funniest things.
today, at lunch, i was busy reading “making money” and there was one bit that had me laughing so much i couldn’t stop chuckling. it was that delicious, warm chuckle, where your body shakes.
moist, the main character, has just heard a proposition that comes with two different incentives, a threat and an enticement. this puts him in mind of the tactics of the city’s paternal tyrant, lord vetinari:
moist was impressed. stick and carrot. vetinari just used stick, or hit you over the head with the carrot.