A Quote by Terry Pratchett on humour, linguistic, words, picturesque, quaint, and tourist

Picturesque meant - he decided after careful observation of the scenerey that inspired Twoflower to use the word - that the landscape was horribly precipitous.  Quaint, when used to describe the occasional village through which they passed, meant fever-ridden and tumbledown.
Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the discworld.  Tourist, Rincewind had decided, mean 'idiot'.

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Source: The Color of Magic, Pages: 101

Contributed by: abarrach

A Quote by Zeus on humour and wisdom

This stuff is far too important to be taken seriously.


Source: "Going Deeper"

Contributed by: Ameya

A Quote by Michael Norton on humour, tibet, and free tibet movement

Isabel Losanda was campaigning with the Free Tibet Movement. They arranged for her to attend the AGM of BP to raise the issue of BP's investment in PetroChina, which was planning to build a pipeline through Tibet. Once she was in the meeting hall, Isabel changed into the costume of a Chinese soldier. Every time the Chair mentioned Tibet, she clapped and cheered. Every time her fellow Free Tibet protesters got to ask a question, she hurled abuse at them. And she congratulated the Chair on not letting terrorists disrupt the profits of the company. Humour is an excellent way to make a point.

Michael Norton

Source: 365 Ways To Change the World: How to Make a Difference One Day at a Time, Pages: 226

Contributed by: :franc

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