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12 November 2003 @ 05:54 am
A Quotation for Friend Steven  

I don't know exactly why, but when I read this I thought of our friend Mr. Brust. I know I've got his eddress around here somewhere, so I'll sent it to him RSN, but until then I figured I'd mention it here.

The Senior Assassin pressed himself against the wall as Buddy's footsteps grew louder.

He gripped his knife at waist height. No one who knew anything about knives ever used the famous overarm stabbing motion so beloved of illustrators. It was amateurish and inefficient. A professional would strike upward; the way to a man's heart was through his stomach.

—Terry Pratchett, Soul Music, HarperPrism, New York, 1995, page 284.

 
 
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Skylarker: cattyskylarker on November 12th, 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
Hee hee. Love that Pratchett.
Carol Kennedycakmpls on November 12th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
It probably says something about me--I hate to think what--that I have known for many years that the description Pratchett gives as "professional" is the best way to stab someone. Can't imagine where I picked up the info, but I have an at least slightly more colorful past than many would think from my nice-middle-aged-lady current persona.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Me&Cheech sidefredcritter on November 12th, 2003 11:30 pm (UTC)
I have an at least slightly more colorful past than many would think from my nice-middle-aged-lady current persona.

Actually, Carol, I do believe you've always (at least as long as I've known you) been living proof that it's just not a good idea to judge a person merely by their appearance and affect. I mean that in a good way...
Carol Kennedycakmpls on November 13th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC)
You are perceptive.

I am very much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person, but you have to actually look. So many people don't. I enjoy confounding people, but only through their own misperceptions, not through any deceit on my part.

Web/Catbirdgirl/Robincatbirdgirl on November 17th, 2003 08:58 am (UTC)
Have been wondering. Does Mr. Brust have a lj? Doubtful but curious.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on November 17th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
Not to the best of my recollection and knowledge. Knowing what I do of him, I'd be somewhat, but not entirely, surprised if he did. I just, as I said, threw this up here so I'd remember to email it to him (and, of course, for readers of my lj to enjoy.)