Terry Pratchett's Life and Works in 15 of His Most Memorable Quotes
What better way do fans of Terry Pratchett to commemorate his lifelong work, than some of his own quotes on life and death. Here they are:
''The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.''
''Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.''
''I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.''
''The harder I work, the luckier I become.''
''For an author, the nice characters aren't much fun. What you want are the screwed up characters. You know, the characters that are constantly wondering if what they are doing is the right thing, characters that are not only screwed up but are self-tapping screws. They're doing it for themselves.''
''It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren't doing.''
''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'.''
“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
“She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you.”
''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.''
''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.''
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
“And what would humans be without love?"
RARE, said Death.”
“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
''The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.''
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