Terry Pratchett Quotes.
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.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Fantasy is uni-age. You can start it in the creche, and it follows you to death.
‘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.
Don’t be smart. Smart is only a polished version of dumb. Try intelligence. It will surely see you through.
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.
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.
I didn’t go to university. Didn’t even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
The ‘New Testament’, now, I quite liked. Jesus had a lot of good things to say, and as for his father, he must have been highly thought of by the community to work with wood – a material that couldn’t have been widely available in Palestine.
I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it’s in the blood.
…inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.
I think when people mean that Discworld books have become darker they really mean the series is growing up. In ‘The Colour of Magic’ most of the city is set alight. It’s a joke, in much the same way that the Earth is destroyed almost at the start of Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.’
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.