Quotes from The Good, the Bad and the Smug

Tom Holt ·  347 pages

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“Only please, do be careful to bear in mind that Mordak’s a goblin. Enlightened, yes, but a goblin. He likes his employees loyal or lightly steamed on a bed of bruised rocket.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“He turned and gave the Dark Elf a nasty look. “They can do that,” he said, “mess with your head, using arcane mind control techniques. Well-known fact.”
The Dark Elf sniggered. “I wish,” he said. “Sadly, no. You’re thinking of journalism, which is slightly different.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“After all, why be right when you can be happy.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“He believes it’s time to redesign Evil from the ground up; to face the challenges and opportunities of a diverse, rapidly changing society.
“He’s thinking of calling it,” said Miss Gold, “New Evil.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“There comes a time when a man must stand up and do what he knows is Wrong.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug



“And if I’ve got to die, I want to die an editor.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


Look not for too long into the doughnut, lest the doughnut look into you.
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“The doughnut was definitely looking at him. Hello, sailor, it seemed to be saying.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“Mordak has the mental clarity to recognise that when it comes to running a bureaucracy, Elves can achieve a degree of blinkered ruthlessness that makes goblins look like teddy-bears.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


“He could hear rain pattering on the thatch, like a million mice line-dancing.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug



“Mr Winckler clapped his hands together. “Evil, as personified by me. Meet the new Dark Lord. But you can call me Albert.”
― Tom Holt, quote from The Good, the Bad and the Smug


About the author

Tom Holt
Born place: in London, The United Kingdom
Born date September 13, 1961
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