a quote that made me laugh
This one's from Terry Pratchett's Men at Arms, my current source of too-late nights and incurable giggling. As always, the funny story and incessant puns are sprinkled with thoughts that zing through your consciousness, the literary equivalent of static electricity.
I guess this is one reason to believe in a deity ...
On dwarves and their gods:
"...they'd seen the need for gods as the sort of supernatural equivalent of a hard hat. Besides, when you hit your thumb with an eight-pound hammer it's nice to be able to blaspheme. It takes a very special and strong-minded kind of atheist to jump up and down with their hand clasped under their other armpit and shout, 'Oh, random fluctuations-in-the-space-time-continuum!' or 'Aaargh, primitive-and-outmoded-concept on a crutch!' "