Home » Quote » Tiffany took a deep breath. This was about words , and she knew about words…

Tiffany took a deep breath. This was about words , and she knew about words…

A fabulous bit of writing by Terry Pratchett from ‘A Hat Full of Sky’ p. 304.

‘Here is a story to believe…Once we were blobs in the sea, then fishes, and then lizards and then monkeys and hundreds of things in between… In my human mouth I has the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow!… The old bit of our brains that wants to be head monkey, and attacks when it’s surprised. It reacts. It doesn’t think. Being human is knowing when not to be the monkey or the lizard or any of the other old echoes.’

20131223-145214.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s