Terry Pratchett Quotes


31 Terry Pratchett quotes:



"And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason."
"Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages."
"Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there’s nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone."
"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."
"You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look."
"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living."
"In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded."
"Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree."
"Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up."
"Sooner or later we're all someone's dog."
"Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces."
"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."
"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."
"The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it."
"It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren't doing."
"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance."
"Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind."
"Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself."
"Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness."
"The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp."



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