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Quotes by Terry Pratchett

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Wikipedia Summary for Terry Pratchett

Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year. The final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death.

Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.

In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He later made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, filmed a television programme chronicling his experiences with the condition for the BBC, and became a patron for Alzheimer's Research UK. Pratchett died on 12 March 2015, aged 66.

Quote: The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting and kissing on post near the body of water
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The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.


Quote: Ninety percent of true love is acute, ear-burning embarrassment. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of woman in white shirt looking at the window
Photo Credit: Jess Zoerb

Ninety percent of true love is acute, ear-burning embarrassment.


Quote: The important thing about adventures, thought Mr. Bunnsy, was that they shouldn't be so long as to make you miss mealtimes. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten on white textile
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The important thing about adventures, thought Mr. Bunnsy, was that they shouldn't be so long as to make you miss mealtimes.


Quote: The worst thing you can do is nothing. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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The worst thing you can do is nothing.


Quote: Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of blue starry night
Photo Credit: Mark Basarab

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.


Quote: The first draft is just you telling yourself the story. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of coffee latte near white wireless keyboard and Apple EarPods on the table photography
Photo Credit: Lukas Blazek

The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.


Quote: A crowbar is a universal pass key. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
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A crowbar is a universal pass key.


Quote: Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.


Quote: Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time
Photo Credit: Dino Reichmuth

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.


Quote: Demons were like genies or philosophy professors if you didn't word things exactly right, they delighted in giving you absolutely accurate and completely misleading answers. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Demons were like genies or philosophy professors if you didn't word things exactly right, they delighted in giving you absolutely accurate and completely misleading answers.


Quote: Escapism isn't good or bad in itself. What is important is what you are escaping from and where you are escaping to. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Escapism isn't good or bad in itself. What is important is what you are escaping from and where you are escaping to.


Quote: But what's worth more than gold? Practically everything. You, for example. Gold is heavy. Your weight in gold is not very much gold at all. Aren't you worth more than that? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

But what's worth more than gold? Practically everything. You, for example. Gold is heavy. Your weight in gold is not very much gold at all. Aren't you worth more than that?


Quote: Hello, inner child, I'm the inner babysitter. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Hello, inner child, I'm the inner babysitter.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Hello, inner child, I'm the inner babysitter!


Quote: You get a wonderful view from the point of no return. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You get a wonderful view from the point of no return.


Quote: Building a temple didn't mean you believed in gods, it just meant you believed in architecture. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Building a temple didn't mean you believed in gods, it just meant you believed in architecture.


Quote: A woman always has half an onion left over, no matter what the size of the onion, the dish or the woman. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

A woman always has half an onion left over, no matter what the size of the onion, the dish or the woman.


Quote: Look, the life of gnomes and goblins is nasty, brutish and short. So are they. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Look, the life of gnomes and goblins is nasty, brutish and short. So are they.


Quote: People are often so busy living that they never stop to wonder why. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

People are often so busy living that they never stop to wonder why.


Quote: Little crimes breed big crimes. You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head off. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Little crimes breed big crimes. You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head off.


Quote: Where there is personality, there is discord. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Where there is personality, there is discord.


Quote: Mort... had about the same talent for horticulture that you would find in a dead starfish. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Mort... had about the same talent for horticulture that you would find in a dead starfish.


Quote: I don't think about the end game. I've got lots to occupy my mind. It's the rage that keeps me going. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I don't think about the end game. I've got lots to occupy my mind. It's the rage that keeps me going.


Quote: It was a large room, heavily outfitted with the usual badly ventilated furnaces, rows of bubbling crucibles, and one stuffed alligator. Things floated in jars. The air smelled of a limited life expectancy. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It was a large room, heavily outfitted with the usual badly ventilated furnaces, rows of bubbling crucibles, and one stuffed alligator. Things floated in jars. The air smelled of a limited life expectancy.


Quote: Insanity is catching. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Insanity is catching.


Quote: From the trees around the clearing the snakes and birds watched silently. In the swamp the alligators drifted like patches of bad-assed water. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

From the trees around the clearing the snakes and birds watched silently. In the swamp the alligators drifted like patches of bad-assed water.


Quote: Sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That's what sin is. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.


Quote: He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn't happen to you every year. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn't happen to you every year.


Quote: And Unseen University took tradition very seriously, at least when it remembered to. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And Unseen University took tradition very seriously, at least when it remembered to.


Quote: You can never have too much backup. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You can never have too much backup.


Quote: Granny Weatherwax believes the world is all about stories. Oh well, we all have our funny little ways. Except me, obviously. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Granny Weatherwax believes the world is all about stories. Oh well, we all have our funny little ways. Except me, obviously.


Quote: No normal sheet of paper could possibly trace their family tree, which in any case was more like a mangrove thicket. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

No normal sheet of paper could possibly trace their family tree, which in any case was more like a mangrove thicket.


Quote: Possession of the box conferred a kind of power on the wielder -- which was that anyone, confronted with the hypnotic glass eye, would submissively obey the most peremptory orders about stance and expression. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Possession of the box conferred a kind of power on the wielder -- which was that anyone, confronted with the hypnotic glass eye, would submissively obey the most peremptory orders about stance and expression.


Quote: High magic requires a great clarity of thought, you see, and women's talents do not lie in that direction. Their brains tend to overheat. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

High magic requires a great clarity of thought, you see, and women's talents do not lie in that direction. Their brains tend to overheat.


Quote: In defiance of Miss Maccalariat I'd like to commit hanky-panky with you, Miss Adora Belle Dearheart... well, certainly hanky, and possibly panky when we get to know one another better. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

In defiance of Miss Maccalariat I'd like to commit hanky-panky with you, Miss Adora Belle Dearheart... well, certainly hanky, and possibly panky when we get to know one another better.


Quote: Like any sensible witch, she wore strong boots that could march through anything--good, sensible boots. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Like any sensible witch, she wore strong boots that could march through anything--good, sensible boots.


Quote: It's not Brits who think American readers are a bunch of whinging morons with the geo-social understanding of a wire coathanger, it's American editors. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's not Brits who think American readers are a bunch of whinging morons with the geo-social understanding of a wire coathanger, it's American editors.


Quote: I'm trying to have a moment o' existential dreed here, right? Crivens, it's a puir lookout if a man canna feel the chilly winds o' fate lashing aroound his netheres wi'out folks telling him he's deid, eh? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I'm trying to have a moment o' existential dreed here, right? Crivens, it's a puir lookout if a man canna feel the chilly winds o' fate lashing aroound his netheres wi'out folks telling him he's deid, eh?


Quote: You Say To People 'Throw Off Your Chains' And They Make New Chains For Themselves? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You Say To People 'Throw Off Your Chains' And They Make New Chains For Themselves?


Quote: Brighten up the world like a little sunbeam. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Brighten up the world like a little sunbeam.


Quote: That was the very centre of his genius -- he invented things that anyone could have thought of, and men who can invent things that anyone could have thought of are very rare men. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

That was the very centre of his genius -- he invented things that anyone could have thought of, and men who can invent things that anyone could have thought of are very rare men.


Quote: It struck Mort with sudden, terrible poignancy that Death must be the loneliest creature in the universe. In the great party of Creation, he was always in the kitchen. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It struck Mort with sudden, terrible poignancy that Death must be the loneliest creature in the universe. In the great party of Creation, he was always in the kitchen.


Quote: You don't have to chase around after creatures, Pismire had said. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You don't have to chase around after creatures, Pismire had said.


Quote: I may be daft but I'm no' stupid! by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I may be daft but I'm no' stupid!


Quote: If you were going to be successful in the world of crime, you needed a reputation for honesty. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If you were going to be successful in the world of crime, you needed a reputation for honesty.


Quote: A push-and-go wooden duck on wheels can cause quite a lot of damage if wielded with enough force. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

A push-and-go wooden duck on wheels can cause quite a lot of damage if wielded with enough force.


Quote: Death stripes away many things, especially when it arrives at a temperature hot enough to vaporize iron ... The immortal remains of Brother Watchtower watched the dragon flap away into the fog .. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Death stripes away many things, especially when it arrives at a temperature hot enough to vaporize iron ... The immortal remains of Brother Watchtower watched the dragon flap away into the fog ..


Quote: Gods play games with the fates of men. But first they have to get all the pieces on the board and look all over the place for the dice. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Gods play games with the fates of men. But first they have to get all the pieces on the board and look all over the place for the dice.


Quote: A man could be dogmatic, and that was all right, or he could be stupid, and no harm done, but stupid and dogmatic at the same time was too much, especially fluxed with body odor. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

A man could be dogmatic, and that was all right, or he could be stupid, and no harm done, but stupid and dogmatic at the same time was too much, especially fluxed with body odor.


Quote: Drunkenness had this to be said for it, it stopped the flow of inspirations. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Drunkenness had this to be said for it, it stopped the flow of inspirations.


Quote: When Reacher Gilt talks about freedom, he means his, not anyone else's. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When Reacher Gilt talks about freedom, he means his, not anyone else's.


Quote: Well, he thought, so this is diplomacy. It's lying, only for a better class of people. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Well, he thought, so this is diplomacy. It's lying, only for a better class of people.


Quote: You know I've never agreed with baths. Sittin' around in your own dirt like that. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You know I've never agreed with baths. Sittin' around in your own dirt like that.


Quote: Money makes people rich; it is a fallacy to think it makes them better, or even that it makes them worse. People are what they do, and what they leave behind. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Money makes people rich; it is a fallacy to think it makes them better, or even that it makes them worse. People are what they do, and what they leave behind.


Quote: Things just happen, one after another. They don't care who knows. But history... ah, history is different. History has to be observed. Otherwise it's not history. It's just... well, things happening one after another. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Things just happen, one after another. They don't care who knows. But history... ah, history is different. History has to be observed. Otherwise it's not history. It's just... well, things happening one after another.


Quote: Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean.


Quote: Of course fantasy is escapist. Most stories are. So what? Teachers are not meant to be jailers. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Of course fantasy is escapist. Most stories are. So what? Teachers are not meant to be jailers.


Quote: All it takes is for people to believe and I am no longer just an artefact put together by clever engineers. I am an idea, a something made of nothing, whose time has come to be. Some may even call me Goddess. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

All it takes is for people to believe and I am no longer just an artefact put together by clever engineers. I am an idea, a something made of nothing, whose time has come to be. Some may even call me Goddess.


Quote: Things that try to look like things often do look more like things than things. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Things that try to look like things often do look more like things than things.


Quote: Learning how not to do things is as hard as learning how to do them. Harder, maybe. There'd be a sight more frogs in this world if I didn't know how not to turn people into them. And big pink balloons, too. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Learning how not to do things is as hard as learning how to do them. Harder, maybe. There'd be a sight more frogs in this world if I didn't know how not to turn people into them. And big pink balloons, too.


Quote: Filling what's empty and emptying what's full. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Filling what's empty and emptying what's full.


Quote: Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it.


Quote: You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap.


Quote: After all, if you can't trust governments, whom can you trust? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

After all, if you can't trust governments, whom can you trust?


Quote: You're just as dead if you fall from forty feet as you are from four thousand fathoms, that's what I say. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You're just as dead if you fall from forty feet as you are from four thousand fathoms, that's what I say.


Quote: I'm referred to, I see, as 'the biggest banker in modern publishing'. Now there's a line that needed the celebrated Guardian proof-reading. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I'm referred to, I see, as 'the biggest banker in modern publishing'. Now there's a line that needed the celebrated Guardian proof-reading.


Quote: Granny Weatherwax was not lost. She wasn't the kind of person who ever became lost. It was just that, at the moment, while she knew exactly where SHE was, she didn't know the position of anywhere else. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Granny Weatherwax was not lost. She wasn't the kind of person who ever became lost. It was just that, at the moment, while she knew exactly where SHE was, she didn't know the position of anywhere else.


Quote: But you ain't part of it, are you? said Granny conversationally. You try, but you always find yourself watchin' yourself watchin' people, eh? Never quite believin' anything? Thinkin' the wrong thoughts? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

But you ain't part of it, are you? said Granny conversationally. You try, but you always find yourself watchin' yourself watchin' people, eh? Never quite believin' anything? Thinkin' the wrong thoughts?


Quote: Granny was an old-fashioned witch. She didn't do good for people, she did right by them. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Granny was an old-fashioned witch. She didn't do good for people, she did right by them.


Quote: You call yourself some kind of goddess and you know nothing, madam, nothing. What don't die can't live. What don't live can't change. What don't change can't learn. The smallest creature that dies in the grass knows more than you. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You call yourself some kind of goddess and you know nothing, madam, nothing. What don't die can't live. What don't live can't change. What don't change can't learn. The smallest creature that dies in the grass knows more than you.


Quote: You couldn't escape the pointy hat, though. There was nothing magical about a pointy hat except that it said that the woman underneath it was a witch. People paid attention to a pointy hat. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You couldn't escape the pointy hat, though. There was nothing magical about a pointy hat except that it said that the woman underneath it was a witch. People paid attention to a pointy hat.


Quote: It wasn't the wearing of the hat that counted so much as having one to wear. Every trade, every craft had its hat. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It wasn't the wearing of the hat that counted so much as having one to wear. Every trade, every craft had its hat.


Quote: There was no safety. There was no pride. All there was, was money. Everything became money, and money became everything. Money treated us as if we were things, and we died. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There was no safety. There was no pride. All there was, was money. Everything became money, and money became everything. Money treated us as if we were things, and we died.


Quote: I don't know what to do, he said. No harm in that. I've never known what to do, said Rincewind with hollow cheerfulness. Been completely at a loss my whole life. He hesitated. I think it's called being human, or something. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I don't know what to do, he said. No harm in that. I've never known what to do, said Rincewind with hollow cheerfulness. Been completely at a loss my whole life. He hesitated. I think it's called being human, or something.


Quote: Even our fears make us feel important, because we fear we might not be. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Even our fears make us feel important, because we fear we might not be.


Quote: Everywhere I look, I see something holy. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Everywhere I look, I see something holy.


Quote: There are no inconsistencies in the Discworld books; ocassionally, however, there are alternate pasts. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There are no inconsistencies in the Discworld books; ocassionally, however, there are alternate pasts.


Quote: Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can't see doesn't exist. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can't see doesn't exist.


Quote: Thats how we survive infinity -- we kill it by breaking it up into small bits. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Thats how we survive infinity -- we kill it by breaking it up into small bits.


Quote: People listened to Hamnpork because he was the leader, but they listened to Darktan because he was often telling you things that you really, really needed to know if you wanted to go on living. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

People listened to Hamnpork because he was the leader, but they listened to Darktan because he was often telling you things that you really, really needed to know if you wanted to go on living.


Quote: First of all you are a writer, a writer is what you are, so it doesn't actually stop the moment you leave your desk, your computer, your keyboard, whatever. Something is operating the back of your mind. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

First of all you are a writer, a writer is what you are, so it doesn't actually stop the moment you leave your desk, your computer, your keyboard, whatever. Something is operating the back of your mind.


Quote: He had done regular live concerts from San Quentin jail until the civil rights people got him under the Cruel and Unusual Punishment clause. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He had done regular live concerts from San Quentin jail until the civil rights people got him under the Cruel and Unusual Punishment clause.


Quote: Falling isn't so bad, you know. It's only the landing that hurts. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Falling isn't so bad, you know. It's only the landing that hurts.


Quote: The commander went, as they say in Ankh-Morpork, totally Librarian on them. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The commander went, as they say in Ankh-Morpork, totally Librarian on them.


Quote: You get all sorts of people in the library, and the librarian gets it all. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You get all sorts of people in the library, and the librarian gets it all.


Quote: We live in a science fiction universe. We have done for a long time. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

We live in a science fiction universe. We have done for a long time.


Quote: Of course, just because we've heard a spine-chilling, blood-curdling scream of the sort to make your very marrow freeze in your bones doesn't automatically mean there's anything wrong. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Of course, just because we've heard a spine-chilling, blood-curdling scream of the sort to make your very marrow freeze in your bones doesn't automatically mean there's anything wrong.


Quote: Ankh-Morpork, the melting pot of the world, which occasionally runs foul of lumps that don't melt. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Ankh-Morpork, the melting pot of the world, which occasionally runs foul of lumps that don't melt.


Quote: Big fat hairy monkey, hands a couple of octaves wide? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Big fat hairy monkey, hands a couple of octaves wide?


Quote: I would like you to teach the orcs civilised behaviour, said Ladyship coldly.
He appeared to consider this. Yes of course, I think that would be quite possible, he said. And who would you send to teach the humans? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I would like you to teach the orcs civilised behaviour, said Ladyship coldly.
He appeared to consider this. Yes of course, I think that would be quite possible, he said. And who would you send to teach the humans?


Quote: Responsibilities are the anvil on which a man is forged. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Responsibilities are the anvil on which a man is forged.


Quote: Moist groaned. It was the crack of seven and he was allergic to the concept of two seven o'clocks in one day. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Moist groaned. It was the crack of seven and he was allergic to the concept of two seven o'clocks in one day.


Quote: You're saying,' he said, weighing each word, 'that we should send Carrot away to be a duck among humans because Bjorn Stronginthearm is my uncle. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You're saying,' he said, weighing each word, 'that we should send Carrot away to be a duck among humans because Bjorn Stronginthearm is my uncle.


Quote: A metaphor is a kind o' lie to help people understand what's true. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

A metaphor is a kind o' lie to help people understand what's true.


Quote: Ye know full well that the meaning of life is to find your gift. To find your gift is happiness. Never tae find it is misery. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Ye know full well that the meaning of life is to find your gift. To find your gift is happiness. Never tae find it is misery.


Quote: If, somewhere, any possible world can exist, then somewhere there is any letter that could possibly be written. Somewhere, all those checks really were in the mail. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If, somewhere, any possible world can exist, then somewhere there is any letter that could possibly be written. Somewhere, all those checks really were in the mail.


Quote: New things, new ideas arrived and strutted their stuff and were vilified by some and then lo! that which had been a monster was suddenly totally important to the world. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

New things, new ideas arrived and strutted their stuff and were vilified by some and then lo! that which had been a monster was suddenly totally important to the world.


Quote: Don't stick your nose where someone can pull it off and eat it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Don't stick your nose where someone can pull it off and eat it.


Quote: The headlines screamed at him as soon as he saw the paper. He almost screamed back. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The headlines screamed at him as soon as he saw the paper. He almost screamed back.


Quote: There is no doubt that being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There is no doubt that being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime.


Quote: Omens are everywhere in this world you just have to find the one that fits. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Omens are everywhere in this world you just have to find the one that fits.


Quote: Letitia! What a name. Halfway between a salad and a sneeze. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Letitia! What a name. Halfway between a salad and a sneeze.


Quote: When Geoffrey's not anxious, he radiates calmness, which probably means he sees more things and finds more things than other people do. It makes him open to new things too. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When Geoffrey's not anxious, he radiates calmness, which probably means he sees more things and finds more things than other people do. It makes him open to new things too.


Quote: The remainder of the opera passed without anyone dying, except where the score required them to do so at some length. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The remainder of the opera passed without anyone dying, except where the score required them to do so at some length.


Quote: If music were the food of love, she was game for a sonata and chips at any time. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If music were the food of love, she was game for a sonata and chips at any time.


Quote: Some people think this is paranoia, but it isn't. Paranoids only think everyone is out to get them. Wizards know it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Some people think this is paranoia, but it isn't. Paranoids only think everyone is out to get them. Wizards know it.


Quote: We're better'n them all right. We jus' don't always win. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

We're better'n them all right. We jus' don't always win.


Quote: It's very rare that I ever go and research a particular subject. Mostly I do serendipitous research, I read stuff, things spinning out of the page. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's very rare that I ever go and research a particular subject. Mostly I do serendipitous research, I read stuff, things spinning out of the page.


Quote: Vimes leaned back. 'Don't try to put me at my ease, Miss von Humpeding,' he said. 'It makes me nervous when people do that. It's not as though I have any ease to be put at. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Vimes leaned back. 'Don't try to put me at my ease, Miss von Humpeding,' he said. 'It makes me nervous when people do that. It's not as though I have any ease to be put at.


Quote: I do not in fact use many puns. Certainly there are far fewer than people believe. But I suspect the ones I do occasionally use tend to hang around in people's memories for a while. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I do not in fact use many puns. Certainly there are far fewer than people believe. But I suspect the ones I do occasionally use tend to hang around in people's memories for a while.


Quote: Money is all you can think about when all you have is a price, Carrot said. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Money is all you can think about when all you have is a price, Carrot said.


Quote: You want a special truth. *You* want the truth to be a truth that *you* like. You want it to be a pretty little truth that fits what you already believe! by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You want a special truth. *You* want the truth to be a truth that *you* like. You want it to be a pretty little truth that fits what you already believe!


Quote: The lodgings were on the top floor next to the well-guarded premises of a respectable dealer in stolen property because, as Granny had heard, good fences make good neighbors. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The lodgings were on the top floor next to the well-guarded premises of a respectable dealer in stolen property because, as Granny had heard, good fences make good neighbors.


Quote: I get it,' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?' If you like.' said Vimes. 'But we're a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I get it,' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?' If you like.' said Vimes. 'But we're a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth?


Quote: The prayers of most religions generally praise and thank the gods involved, either out of general piety or in the hope that he or she will take the hint and start acting responsibly. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The prayers of most religions generally praise and thank the gods involved, either out of general piety or in the hope that he or she will take the hint and start acting responsibly.


Quote: Privilege (to the privileged) means having private laws. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Privilege (to the privileged) means having private laws.


Quote: We're really good at it, Teppic thought. Mere animals couldn't possibly manage to act like this. You need to be a human being to be really stupid. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

We're really good at it, Teppic thought. Mere animals couldn't possibly manage to act like this. You need to be a human being to be really stupid.


Quote: Neither of my parents went to church, but they did everything that you needed to do to be Christian. That's something a Quaker would call an intimation of the divine. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Neither of my parents went to church, but they did everything that you needed to do to be Christian. That's something a Quaker would call an intimation of the divine.


Quote: The wizards were good at wind, weather being a matter not of force but of lepidoptery. As Archchancellor Ridcully said, you just had to know where the damn butterflies were. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The wizards were good at wind, weather being a matter not of force but of lepidoptery. As Archchancellor Ridcully said, you just had to know where the damn butterflies were.


Quote: It's lies. It's all lies. Some of them are just prettier than others, that's all. People see what they think is there. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's lies. It's all lies. Some of them are just prettier than others, that's all. People see what they think is there.


Quote: We're living in science fiction, but we don't realize it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

We're living in science fiction, but we don't realize it.


Quote: Yes, but nomes aren't hard to make, said Dorcas. You just need other nomes. You're weird. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Yes, but nomes aren't hard to make, said Dorcas. You just need other nomes. You're weird.


Quote: Everybody needed the witches, but hated the fact that they did, and somehow the hatred of the fact could become the hatred of the person. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Everybody needed the witches, but hated the fact that they did, and somehow the hatred of the fact could become the hatred of the person.


Quote: You couldn't buy it, you couldn't sell it, but you could give it away and still keep it, and even it'd been made of lead, it would have been worth its weight in gold. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You couldn't buy it, you couldn't sell it, but you could give it away and still keep it, and even it'd been made of lead, it would have been worth its weight in gold.


Quote: This book was written using 100% recycled words. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

This book was written using 100% recycled words.


Quote: Rings try to find their way back to their owner. Someone ought to write a book about it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Rings try to find their way back to their owner. Someone ought to write a book about it.


Quote: No-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

No-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.


Quote: Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave, and the crypt, but have never managed it from the cat. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave, and the crypt, but have never managed it from the cat.


Quote: You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage.


Quote: And summer isn't a time. It's a place as well. Summer is a moving creature and likes to go south for the winter. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And summer isn't a time. It's a place as well. Summer is a moving creature and likes to go south for the winter.


Quote: Ricewind had always relied on running away. But somerimes, perhaps, you had to stand and fight, if only because there was nowhere left to run. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Ricewind had always relied on running away. But somerimes, perhaps, you had to stand and fight, if only because there was nowhere left to run.


Quote: It tells him what to say. I know it sounds ridiculous, muttered Hugh.
How can a book tell a man what to say? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It tells him what to say. I know it sounds ridiculous, muttered Hugh.
How can a book tell a man what to say?


Quote: He was, he would be the first to admit, a coward, an incompetent, and not even very good at being a failure. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He was, he would be the first to admit, a coward, an incompetent, and not even very good at being a failure.


Quote: Probably went swimming and got eaten by a pineapple. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Probably went swimming and got eaten by a pineapple.


Quote: Experience has taught me that you feel better on a flight if you avoid chicken fat in plastic sauce. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Experience has taught me that you feel better on a flight if you avoid chicken fat in plastic sauce.


Quote: Sometimes I feel that the world is made up of sensible people who know the plot and bloody idiots who don't. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Sometimes I feel that the world is made up of sensible people who know the plot and bloody idiots who don't.


Quote: Granddad was superstitious about books. He thought that if you had enough of them around, education leaked out, like radioactivity. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Granddad was superstitious about books. He thought that if you had enough of them around, education leaked out, like radioactivity.


Quote: Raise the stakes! Always push your luck because no one else would push it for you. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Raise the stakes! Always push your luck because no one else would push it for you.


Quote: I have to find the edge of the envelope and put my stamp on it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I have to find the edge of the envelope and put my stamp on it.


Quote: Thou shalt not submit thy god to market forces. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Thou shalt not submit thy god to market forces.


Quote: On the other hand the Nac Mac Feegle were always looking for a fight, in a cheerful sort of way, and when they had no one to fight they fought one another, and if one was all by himself he'd kick his own nose just to keep in practice. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

On the other hand the Nac Mac Feegle were always looking for a fight, in a cheerful sort of way, and when they had no one to fight they fought one another, and if one was all by himself he'd kick his own nose just to keep in practice.


Quote: His sister had been sent down to the village to ask Mistress Garlick the witch how you stopped spelling recommendation. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

His sister had been sent down to the village to ask Mistress Garlick the witch how you stopped spelling recommendation.


Quote: Interest? What's money interested in?' 'More money.' by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Interest? What's money interested in?' 'More money.'


Quote: The city's full of people who you just see around. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The city's full of people who you just see around.


Quote: IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT  MEANT  TO BE SAFE. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.


Quote: Raising the flag and singing the anthem are, while somewhat suspicious, not in themselves acts of treason. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Raising the flag and singing the anthem are, while somewhat suspicious, not in themselves acts of treason.


Quote: When you have been a possession,
then you really understand what freedom means
in all its magnificent terror. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When you have been a possession,
then you really understand what freedom means
in all its magnificent terror.


Quote: He's got a box with a demon in it that draws pictures, said Rincewind shortly. Do what the madman says and he will give you gold. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He's got a box with a demon in it that draws pictures, said Rincewind shortly. Do what the madman says and he will give you gold.


Quote: All property is theft, except mine. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

All property is theft, except mine.


Quote: Well, the lion is a big ol' coward, mostly. If you want trouble, you want to tangle with the lioness. They're killers, and they hunt together. It's the same everywhere. If you want big grief, look to the ladies. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Well, the lion is a big ol' coward, mostly. If you want trouble, you want to tangle with the lioness. They're killers, and they hunt together. It's the same everywhere. If you want big grief, look to the ladies.


Quote: And he dreamed the dream of all those who publish books, which was to have so much gold in your pockets that you would have to employ two people just to hold your trousers up. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And he dreamed the dream of all those who publish books, which was to have so much gold in your pockets that you would have to employ two people just to hold your trousers up.


Quote: Tell someone you are going to rob them and all that will happen is that you'll get a reputation as a truthful man. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Tell someone you are going to rob them and all that will happen is that you'll get a reputation as a truthful man.


Quote: Once you gave a thing a name, you gave it life. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Once you gave a thing a name, you gave it life.


Quote: For several years he hadn't moved outside a large, airy room, but this was OK, because he spent most of his time inside his own head in any case. There's a certain type of person it's very hard to imprison. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

For several years he hadn't moved outside a large, airy room, but this was OK, because he spent most of his time inside his own head in any case. There's a certain type of person it's very hard to imprison.


Quote: People are bound to get excited when they see a ten-million-ton starship trying to fly down the street. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

People are bound to get excited when they see a ten-million-ton starship trying to fly down the street.


Quote: When in doubt, choose to live. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When in doubt, choose to live.


Quote: This man was so absent-mindedly clever that he could paint pictures that didn't just follow you around the room but went home with you and did the washing-up. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

This man was so absent-mindedly clever that he could paint pictures that didn't just follow you around the room but went home with you and did the washing-up.


Quote: I reckon responsible behavior is something to get when you grow older. Like varicose veins. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I reckon responsible behavior is something to get when you grow older. Like varicose veins.


Quote: Even the blind and meek and voiceless have gods. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Even the blind and meek and voiceless have gods.


Quote: The whole point of the wish business was to see to it that what the client got was exactly what he asked for and exactly what he didn't really want. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The whole point of the wish business was to see to it that what the client got was exactly what he asked for and exactly what he didn't really want.


Quote: I'm a witch. It's what we do. When it's nobody else's business, it's my business. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I'm a witch. It's what we do. When it's nobody else's business, it's my business.


Quote: The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame.


Quote: But there's magic too. You'll pick that up. It don't take much intelligence, otherwise wizards wouldn't be able to do it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

But there's magic too. You'll pick that up. It don't take much intelligence, otherwise wizards wouldn't be able to do it.


Quote: Usually they defined listening as a period in which you worked out what you were going to say next. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Usually they defined listening as a period in which you worked out what you were going to say next.


Quote: Wizards! They talked too much and pinned spells down in books like butterflies but, worst of all, they thought theirs was the only magic worth practicing. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Wizards! They talked too much and pinned spells down in books like butterflies but, worst of all, they thought theirs was the only magic worth practicing.


Quote: Do you think there's anything to eat in this forest? Yes, said the wizard bitterly, us. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Do you think there's anything to eat in this forest? Yes, said the wizard bitterly, us.


Quote: Hat = wizard, wizard = hat. Everything else is frippery. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Hat = wizard, wizard = hat. Everything else is frippery.


Quote: One day I'll work out what it is you are saying, my lad, and then you'll be in trouble. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

One day I'll work out what it is you are saying, my lad, and then you'll be in trouble.


Quote: So many worlds, so many wonders. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

So many worlds, so many wonders.


Quote: What I've always said was, hang in there, let me write what I want to write, and you'll probably like it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

What I've always said was, hang in there, let me write what I want to write, and you'll probably like it.


Quote: When your name is really and truly Percy Blakeney, pronounced 'Black-knee', and you still have bad acne in your twenties, you accept Pimple as a nickname and are grateful that it wasn't anything worse. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When your name is really and truly Percy Blakeney, pronounced 'Black-knee', and you still have bad acne in your twenties, you accept Pimple as a nickname and are grateful that it wasn't anything worse.


Quote: Bein' human means judgin' all the time, said the voice behind him. This and that, good and bad, making choices every day…that's human. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Bein' human means judgin' all the time, said the voice behind him. This and that, good and bad, making choices every day…that's human.


Quote: And the words people said were just shadows of real things. But some things were too big to be really trapped in words, and even the words were too powerful to be completely tamed by writing. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And the words people said were just shadows of real things. But some things were too big to be really trapped in words, and even the words were too powerful to be completely tamed by writing.


Quote: There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise.


Quote: Priests were metal-reinforced overshoes. They saved your soles. This is an Assassin joke. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Priests were metal-reinforced overshoes. They saved your soles. This is an Assassin joke.


Quote: Crowley thumped the wheel. Everything had been going so well, he'd had it really under his thumb these few centuries. That's how it goes, you think you're on top of the world, and suddenly they spring Armageddon on you. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Crowley thumped the wheel. Everything had been going so well, he'd had it really under his thumb these few centuries. That's how it goes, you think you're on top of the world, and suddenly they spring Armageddon on you.


Quote: I decided at school that the only sensible way to make a living by arranging words in a pleasing order was by working on newspapers, because you got paid at the end of the week or the end of the month. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I decided at school that the only sensible way to make a living by arranging words in a pleasing order was by working on newspapers, because you got paid at the end of the week or the end of the month.


Quote: If we wanted people to fly, we would have given them wings.
You gave me wings when you showed me birds. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If we wanted people to fly, we would have given them wings.
You gave me wings when you showed me birds.


Quote: No real sunrise could paint the sky Surgical Appliance Pink. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

No real sunrise could paint the sky Surgical Appliance Pink.


Quote: I had a deprived childhood, you see. I had lots of other kids to play with and my parents bought me outdoor toys and refused to ill-treat me, so it never occurred to me to seek solitary consolation with a good book. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I had a deprived childhood, you see. I had lots of other kids to play with and my parents bought me outdoor toys and refused to ill-treat me, so it never occurred to me to seek solitary consolation with a good book.


Quote: Just because something is a metaphor doesn't mean it can't be real. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Just because something is a metaphor doesn't mean it can't be real.


Quote: The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a Black Hole that knows how to read. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a Black Hole that knows how to read.


Quote: Don't be smart. Smart is only a polished version of dumb. Try intelligence. It will surely see you through. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Don't be smart. Smart is only a polished version of dumb. Try intelligence. It will surely see you through.


Quote: He could always materialise and sort things out personally. But he liked people to believe that all the bad things that happened to them were just fate and destiny. It was one of the few things that cheered him up. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He could always materialise and sort things out personally. But he liked people to believe that all the bad things that happened to them were just fate and destiny. It was one of the few things that cheered him up.


Quote: In a well-organized world he might have landed on a fire escape, but the fire escapes were unknown in Ankh-Morpork and the flames generally had to leave via the roof. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

In a well-organized world he might have landed on a fire escape, but the fire escapes were unknown in Ankh-Morpork and the flames generally had to leave via the roof.


Quote: The Captain of the Watch says if you're still in the City by sunrise he will personally have you buried alive. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The Captain of the Watch says if you're still in the City by sunrise he will personally have you buried alive.


Quote: Do not act incautiously when confronting a little bald wrinkly smiling man! by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Do not act incautiously when confronting a little bald wrinkly smiling man!


Quote: And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions.


Quote: Lots of people would be as cowardly as me if they were brave enough. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Lots of people would be as cowardly as me if they were brave enough.


Quote: It took place in the midnight in the University's Great Hall, in a welter of incense, candlesticks, runic inscriptions and magic circles, none of which was strictly necessary but which made the wizards feel better. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It took place in the midnight in the University's Great Hall, in a welter of incense, candlesticks, runic inscriptions and magic circles, none of which was strictly necessary but which made the wizards feel better.


Quote: He was certain he was anorectic, because every time he looked in a mirror he saw a fat man. It was the Archchancellor, standing behind him and shouting at him. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He was certain he was anorectic, because every time he looked in a mirror he saw a fat man. It was the Archchancellor, standing behind him and shouting at him.


Quote: The man gave Dodger a cursory glance that had quite a lot of curse in it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The man gave Dodger a cursory glance that had quite a lot of curse in it.


Quote: This was, after all, Ankh-Morpork, where a man walked free even if he was not, strictly speaking, a man. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

This was, after all, Ankh-Morpork, where a man walked free even if he was not, strictly speaking, a man.


Quote: All the higher life forms scythed away, just like that... Nothing but dust and fundamentalists. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

All the higher life forms scythed away, just like that... Nothing but dust and fundamentalists.


Quote: You're allowed to grant people into the darkness, but you must allow them to come out again. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You're allowed to grant people into the darkness, but you must allow them to come out again.


Quote: It's the end game that people dread and that's what I'm scared of. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's the end game that people dread and that's what I'm scared of.


Quote: People whose concept of ancient history is the first series of Star Trek may be treated with patience, because it's usually not their fault they were reduced to getting their education from school. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

People whose concept of ancient history is the first series of Star Trek may be treated with patience, because it's usually not their fault they were reduced to getting their education from school.


Quote: When a man is tired of Ankh-Morpork, he is tired of ankle-deep slurry. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When a man is tired of Ankh-Morpork, he is tired of ankle-deep slurry.


Quote: That's the Ankh-Morpork instinct, Vimes thought. Run away, and then stop and see if anything interesting is going to happen to other people. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

That's the Ankh-Morpork instinct, Vimes thought. Run away, and then stop and see if anything interesting is going to happen to other people.


Quote: And we don't often get any wading birds in the River Ankh, mainly because the pollution would eat their legs away and anyway, it's easier for them to walk on the surface. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And we don't often get any wading birds in the River Ankh, mainly because the pollution would eat their legs away and anyway, it's easier for them to walk on the surface.


Quote: There's a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it's wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpork, but sometimes people just walk along them the wrong way. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There's a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it's wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpork, but sometimes people just walk along them the wrong way.


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