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Quotes by Terry Pratchett (Page 4 of 4)

Quote: Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.


Quote: Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.
But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.
But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.


Quote: Some shadows are so long, they arrive before the light. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Some shadows are so long, they arrive before the light.


Quote: No more words. We know them all, all the words that should not be said. But you have made my world more perfect. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

No more words. We know them all, all the words that should not be said. But you have made my world more perfect.


Quote: People are content to wait a long time for salvation, but expect dinner to turn up within the hour. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

People are content to wait a long time for salvation, but expect dinner to turn up within the hour.


Quote: Trouble began, and not for the first time, with an apple. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Trouble began, and not for the first time, with an apple.


Quote: Granny looked up at the zombie. He was -- or, technically, had been -- a tall, handsome man. He still was, only now he looked like someone who had walked through a room full of cobwebs.
'What's your name, dead man?' she said. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Granny looked up at the zombie. He was -- or, technically, had been -- a tall, handsome man. He still was, only now he looked like someone who had walked through a room full of cobwebs.
'What's your name, dead man?' she said.


Quote: If you don't know when to be a human being, you don't know when to be a witch. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If you don't know when to be a human being, you don't know when to be a witch.


Quote: Blessings be on this house, Granny said, perfunctorily. It was always a good opening remark for a witch. It concentrated people's minds on what other things might be on this house. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Blessings be on this house, Granny said, perfunctorily. It was always a good opening remark for a witch. It concentrated people's minds on what other things might be on this house.


Quote: If you really want to upset a witch, do her a favor which she has no means of repaying. The unfulfilled obligation will nag at her like a hangnail. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If you really want to upset a witch, do her a favor which she has no means of repaying. The unfulfilled obligation will nag at her like a hangnail.


Quote: I'm not superstitious. I'm a witch. Witches aren't superstitious. We are what people are superstitious of. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I'm not superstitious. I'm a witch. Witches aren't superstitious. We are what people are superstitious of.


Quote: The Deftmenes are mad and the Dumii are sane, thought Snibril, and that's just the same as being mad except that it's quieter. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The Deftmenes are mad and the Dumii are sane, thought Snibril, and that's just the same as being mad except that it's quieter.


Quote: He'sh mad?
Sort of mad. But mad with lots of money.
Ah, then he can't be mad. I've been around; if a man hash lotsh of money he'sh just ecshentric. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He'sh mad?
Sort of mad. But mad with lots of money.
Ah, then he can't be mad. I've been around; if a man hash lotsh of money he'sh just ecshentric.


Quote: It wasn't that Nanny Ogg sang badly. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It wasn't that Nanny Ogg sang badly. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence.


Quote: Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our lives. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our lives.


Quote: Look out! He's got a daisy! by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Look out! He's got a daisy!


Quote: Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling 'banana', but didn't know how you stopped. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling 'banana', but didn't know how you stopped.


Quote: If you try to to take my bananas from me, I will reclaim them from your cold dead hands. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

If you try to to take my bananas from me, I will reclaim them from your cold dead hands.


Quote: What we're going to do is keep the peace. That's our job. We're not going to be heroes, we're just going to be ... normal. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

What we're going to do is keep the peace. That's our job. We're not going to be heroes, we're just going to be ... normal.


Quote: It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus.


Quote: Could I please amend that suggestion? Could you not be there in the second darkest shadow one hour before midnight, to see who steps into the darkest shadow? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Could I please amend that suggestion? Could you not be there in the second darkest shadow one hour before midnight, to see who steps into the darkest shadow?


Quote: Vimes struggled to his feet, shook his head and set off after it. No thought was involved. It is the ancient instinct of terriers and policemen to chase anything that runs away. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Vimes struggled to his feet, shook his head and set off after it. No thought was involved. It is the ancient instinct of terriers and policemen to chase anything that runs away.


Quote: Bring 'em in stupid, send them away clever, that's the UU way! by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Bring 'em in stupid, send them away clever, that's the UU way!


Quote: Bein' a soldier is not hard. If it was, soldiers would not be able to do it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Bein' a soldier is not hard. If it was, soldiers would not be able to do it.


Quote: Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.


Quote: It's like chess, you know. The Queen saves the King. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's like chess, you know. The Queen saves the King.


Quote: Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your own home. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your own home.


Quote: The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you've got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You've got to stop. You haven't really been anywhere until you've got back home. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you've got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You've got to stop. You haven't really been anywhere until you've got back home.


Quote: Cats, Dog considered, were clearly a lot tougher than lost souls. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Cats, Dog considered, were clearly a lot tougher than lost souls.


Quote: Tolkien is eminently filmable, I think. 'The Lord of the Rings' is intensely... landscaped. But 'Discworld' is about dialogue, which is one reason why it might be hard to film. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Tolkien is eminently filmable, I think. 'The Lord of the Rings' is intensely... landscaped. But 'Discworld' is about dialogue, which is one reason why it might be hard to film.


Quote: Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.


Quote: Incidentally, it's best not to argue with the nursing staff. I find the best course of action is to throw some chocolates in one direction and hurry off in the other while their attention is distracted. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Incidentally, it's best not to argue with the nursing staff. I find the best course of action is to throw some chocolates in one direction and hurry off in the other while their attention is distracted.


Quote: Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.


Quote: You can't give or take ten elephants, boss, said M'Bu firmly. He knew that counting elephants was a precision job. A man might be uncertain about how many wives he had, but never about elephants. Either you had one, or you didn't. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You can't give or take ten elephants, boss, said M'Bu firmly. He knew that counting elephants was a precision job. A man might be uncertain about how many wives he had, but never about elephants. Either you had one, or you didn't.


Quote: The shortest unit of time in the multiverse is the New York Second, defined as the period of time between the traffic lights turning green and the cab behind you honking. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The shortest unit of time in the multiverse is the New York Second, defined as the period of time between the traffic lights turning green and the cab behind you honking.


Quote: You worked for Harry King, they said, because a broken leg was bad for business, and Harry King was all about business. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You worked for Harry King, they said, because a broken leg was bad for business, and Harry King was all about business.


Quote: The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.


Quote: Noble dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Noble dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.


Quote: Them as can do has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Them as can do has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.


Quote: Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?


Quote: And what would humans be without love?
RARE, said Death. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

And what would humans be without love?
RARE, said Death.


Quote: We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything.


Quote: Well, it would have to be The Man Who Was Thursday. It's a damn good read that I believe should be read by everyone in politics. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Well, it would have to be The Man Who Was Thursday. It's a damn good read that I believe should be read by everyone in politics.


Quote: In the words of the philosopher Sceptum, the founder of my profession: am I going to get paid for this? by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

In the words of the philosopher Sceptum, the founder of my profession: am I going to get paid for this?


Quote: The universe clearly operates for the benefit of humanity. This can be readily seen from the convenient way the sun comes up in the morning, when people are ready to start the day. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The universe clearly operates for the benefit of humanity. This can be readily seen from the convenient way the sun comes up in the morning, when people are ready to start the day.


Quote: A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.


Quote: Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.


Quote: I think you should be proud of not being worse than just deeply introverted and socially maladjusted. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I think you should be proud of not being worse than just deeply introverted and socially maladjusted.


Quote: It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone's mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone's mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them.


Quote: Just because you can explain it doesn't mean it's not still a miracle. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Just because you can explain it doesn't mean it's not still a miracle.


Quote: It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive.


Quote: Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.


Quote: So much universe, and so little time. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

So much universe, and so little time.


Quote: The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.


Quote: Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? Certainly. I'd know me anywhere. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? Certainly. I'd know me anywhere.


Quote: He had the kind of real deep tan that rich people spent ages trying to achieve with expensive holidays and bits of tinfoil, when really all you need to do to obtain one is work your arse off in the open air everyday. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He had the kind of real deep tan that rich people spent ages trying to achieve with expensive holidays and bits of tinfoil, when really all you need to do to obtain one is work your arse off in the open air everyday.


Quote: The world is a globe. The farther you sail, the closer to home you are. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The world is a globe. The farther you sail, the closer to home you are.


Quote: The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.


Quote: We humans definitely need other people to keep us human. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

We humans definitely need other people to keep us human.


Quote: This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.


Quote: There are some people who hate my guts. But that goes with the territory. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There are some people who hate my guts. But that goes with the territory.


Quote: I've often felt depressed; everyone feels depressed. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I've often felt depressed; everyone feels depressed.


Quote: It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one.


Quote: I was once a journalist. And I think of myself as a journalist, and that's it. You tell the truth. I even wrote a book called 'The Truth.' by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I was once a journalist. And I think of myself as a journalist, and that's it. You tell the truth. I even wrote a book called 'The Truth.'


Quote: Often I sort of work up and down the manuscript. I sometimes used to go ahead of myself to see what was going to happen next, to make certain it fits what was going to be happening soon. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Often I sort of work up and down the manuscript. I sometimes used to go ahead of myself to see what was going to happen next, to make certain it fits what was going to be happening soon.


Quote: I don't really plan. I'm almost intuitive about things. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I don't really plan. I'm almost intuitive about things.


Quote: Nothing I can say or devise, and nothing anybody else can say or devise, is going to be perfect. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Nothing I can say or devise, and nothing anybody else can say or devise, is going to be perfect.


Quote: The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it's just a few notes in a file. I dread not having work in progress. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it's just a few notes in a file. I dread not having work in progress.


Quote: I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it's in the blood. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it's in the blood.


Quote: One thing that writers have in common is that they are readers first. They have read lots and lots of stuff, because they're just infested with lots of stuff. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

One thing that writers have in common is that they are readers first. They have read lots and lots of stuff, because they're just infested with lots of stuff.


Quote: Anger is wonderful. It keeps you going. I'm angry about bankers. About the government. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Anger is wonderful. It keeps you going. I'm angry about bankers. About the government.


Quote: I got into science fiction by being interested in astronomy first. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I got into science fiction by being interested in astronomy first.


Quote: Previous generations understood about death, and undoubtedly would have seen a reasonable amount of death. Once you get into the Victorian era, you might well have seen the funerals of many of your siblings before you were very old. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Previous generations understood about death, and undoubtedly would have seen a reasonable amount of death. Once you get into the Victorian era, you might well have seen the funerals of many of your siblings before you were very old.


Quote: It's not morbid to talk about death. Most people don't worry about death, they worry about a bad death. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's not morbid to talk about death. Most people don't worry about death, they worry about a bad death.


Quote: I was a very keen reader of science fiction. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I was a very keen reader of science fiction.


Quote: When you read, I'm sure you don't realize that your eyes are going backwards and forwards and to this place and that place. Mine don't do that. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When you read, I'm sure you don't realize that your eyes are going backwards and forwards and to this place and that place. Mine don't do that.


Quote: I'm glad a genre writer has got a knighthood, but stunned that it was me. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I'm glad a genre writer has got a knighthood, but stunned that it was me.


Quote: I like writing. I get cranky when I can't. Yes, I write books back to back, and I work very hard on them. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I like writing. I get cranky when I can't. Yes, I write books back to back, and I work very hard on them.


Quote: 'Discworld' is taking something that you know is ridiculous and treating it as if it is serious, to see if something interesting happens when you do so. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

'Discworld' is taking something that you know is ridiculous and treating it as if it is serious, to see if something interesting happens when you do so.


Quote: My own books drive themselves. I know roughly where a book is going to end, but essentially the story develops under my fingers. It's just a matter of joining the dots. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

My own books drive themselves. I know roughly where a book is going to end, but essentially the story develops under my fingers. It's just a matter of joining the dots.


Quote: I think it does Discworld good if I don't write about it all the time: sometimes you have to get it out of your system. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I think it does Discworld good if I don't write about it all the time: sometimes you have to get it out of your system.


Quote: What is normal? Normal was yesterday. If you lose a leg, one day you're hopping around on one leg, so you know the difference. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

What is normal? Normal was yesterday. If you lose a leg, one day you're hopping around on one leg, so you know the difference.


Quote: Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.


Quote: Sooner or later we're all someone's dog. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Sooner or later we're all someone's dog.


Quote: You can't remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn't have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You can't remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn't have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though.


Quote: Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possible go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possible go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent.


Quote: I think I would like to go into modelling. Of course, I don't know how to do it, and wouldn't be any good at it if I did, so I'm going to employ someone to walk the catwalks on my behalf. It would still be me, of course. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I think I would like to go into modelling. Of course, I don't know how to do it, and wouldn't be any good at it if I did, so I'm going to employ someone to walk the catwalks on my behalf. It would still be me, of course.


Quote: Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.


Quote: I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did.


Quote: Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.


Quote: I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.


Quote: I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.


Quote: He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting 'All the Gods are bastards.' by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting 'All the Gods are bastards.'


Quote: I've got wide tastes, but I don't like jazz. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

I've got wide tastes, but I don't like jazz.


Quote: Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.


Quote: When you're all singing together, it brings things together. I know the songs that my grandfather and my father sang. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When you're all singing together, it brings things together. I know the songs that my grandfather and my father sang.


Quote: Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up.


Quote: Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon.


Quote: Fantasy is uni-age. You can start it in the creche, and it follows you to death. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Fantasy is uni-age. You can start it in the creche, and it follows you to death.


Quote: 'Nation' was one that I'd have killed myself if I hadn't written it. It was absolutely important to me that I wrote it. It was good for my soul. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

'Nation' was one that I'd have killed myself if I hadn't written it. It was absolutely important to me that I wrote it. It was good for my soul.


Quote: It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases -- one was Alzheimer's, and the other was knowing I had Alzheimer's. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases -- one was Alzheimer's, and the other was knowing I had Alzheimer's.


Quote: When I was a kid, I read the science-fiction shelves, and I read the fantasy shelves. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

When I was a kid, I read the science-fiction shelves, and I read the fantasy shelves.


Quote: Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.


Quote: It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.


Quote: Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.


Quote: It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.


Quote: In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.


Quote: This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.


Quote: In my heart, I'm just a kid from the council houses. I can remember the old cottage and my dad coming round with the tin bath. I'm not a rich man. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

In my heart, I'm just a kid from the council houses. I can remember the old cottage and my dad coming round with the tin bath. I'm not a rich man.


Quote: Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.


Quote: You have to have really wide reading habits and pay attention to the news and just everything that's going on in the world: you need to. If you get this right, then the writing is a piece of cake. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

You have to have really wide reading habits and pay attention to the news and just everything that's going on in the world: you need to. If you get this right, then the writing is a piece of cake.


Quote: Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.


Quote: My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
My dream holiday would be a) a ticket to Amsterdam b) immunity from prosecution and c) a baseball bat.


Quote: They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.


Quote: The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.


Quote: Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.


Quote: There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.


Quote: It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren't doing. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Pratchett with quote

It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren't doing.


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