Pollyanna is only human

Susan talks to her grandfather, DEATH (who speaks in capitals):

“All right,” said Susan, “I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need…  fantasies to make life bearable.”

NO.  HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN.  TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

              From Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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2 thoughts on “Pollyanna is only human

  1. lyda Post author

    He is surprising that way. It is all exploding fountains and silliness, and then he writes something like that and it just wipes my brain clean.

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