Wednesday, February 06, 2008

We who are about to...

"What is that on your badge, Captain Carrot?"

"Mission motto, sir," said Carrot cheerfully. "Morituri Nolumus Mori. Rincewind suggested it."

"I imagine he did," said Lord Vetinari, observing the wizard coldly.
"And would you care to give us a colloquial translation, Mr. Rincewind?"

"Er..." Rincewind hesitated, but there really was no escape.
"Er...roughly speaking, it means, 'We who are about to die don't want to,' sir."

"Very clearly expressed. I commend your determination..."

- Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero

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