“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp”
Mi sembrerebbe sbagliato non condividere qui questa informazione ricevuta grazia a Riccionascosto e che penso sia il miglio regalo di compleanno possibile [a costo zero da parte del donante ;-P]...
E' qui tra noi!... Terry Pratchett in Italia! :-D
Bologna e Milano saranno tappa dello scrittore inglese per la presentazione di Stelle Cadenti. Il 21 novembre a Bologna alle ore 17.00 presso la Biblioteca Sala Borsa, Piazza Nettuno, e il 22 novembre a Milano, alle 18.30 nella libreria Mondadori di via Marghera, queste le due date italiane di Terry Pratchett che presenterà l’ultima fatica pubblicata con Salani: Stelle Cadenti.
Per chi non sapesse di cosa sto parlando, ecco acune perle per convincervi a sbirciare i suoi libri:
- Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
- And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.
- It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.
- Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
- They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
- The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
- The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
- By and large, the only skill the alchemists of Ankh-Morpork had discovered so far was the ability to turn gold into less gold.