Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

English author
28 April 1948 — 12 March 2015

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The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

Give a man a fire and he`s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he`s warm for the rest of his life.

Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.

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.

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

There isn`t a way things should be. There`s just what happens, and what we do.

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they`ve found it.

If you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don`t apply to you.


When you know what you are, you can do anything.

You couldn`t hope to try for the big stuff, like world peace and happiness, but you might just about be able to achieve some tiny deed that`d make the world, in a small way, a better place.

Life is a habit that`s hard to break.


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