Terry Pratchett Quotes About Light, Dreams, Cloud, Mind, Universe

Terry Pratchett Quotes About Light, Dreams, Cloud, Mind, Universe

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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.

Terry Pratchett

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.

Terry Pratchett

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.

Terry Pratchett

‘Educational’ refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.

Terry Pratchett

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

Terry Pratchett

The harder I work, the luckier I become.

Terry Pratchett

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Freedom without limits is just a word.

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

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Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

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We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still.

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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.

Terry Pratchett

The bravest person I’ve ever met was a young boy going through massive amounts of treatment for a very rare, complex and unpleasant disease. I last saw him at a Discworld convention, where he chose to take part in a game as an assassin. He died not long afterwards, and I wish I had his fortitude and sense of style.

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

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Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes, Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn’t take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.

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If the government ever imposes a tax on books – and I wouldn’t put it past them – I’m in dead trouble.

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Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.

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I have a living will and I have friends, and I have money and I have hope.

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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.

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

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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.

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‘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.

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Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them.

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

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

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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.

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

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I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

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By the time you’ve reached your sixties, you do know that one day you will die, and knowing that is at least the beginning of wisdom.

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Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.

Terry Pratchett

You can’t build a plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. And you need to let people know that when a lot of frightened people are running around with edged weaponry, there are deaths. Stupid deaths, usually. I’m not writing ‘The A-Team’ – if there’s a fight going on, people will get hurt. Not letting this happen would be a betrayal.

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

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Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.

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In all seriousness, people think that it’s the ideas that are important. Well, everyone has ideas, all the time. I tend to write mine down and remember them, but at some point you have to apply the bum to the seat and knock out about sixty five thousand words – that’s how long a novel is.

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‘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.

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I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, ‘If wet, in the library.’ Who could say that this is bad?

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

Terry Pratchett

There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I’ve been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony.

Terry Pratchett

If you are going to write, say, fantasy – stop reading fantasy. You’ve already read too much. Read other things; read westerns, read history, read anything that seems interesting, because if you only read fantasy and then you start to write fantasy, all you’re going to do is recycle the same old stuff and move it around a bit.

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I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation.

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Who is Terry Pratchett?

Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE was an English humorist, satirist, and fantasy novelist best known for his humorous works. He is best known for his 41-book Discworld series. The Carpet People, Pratchett’s first novel, was released in 1971.

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