Terry Pratchett Quotes


31 Terry Pratchett quotes:



"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."
"You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look."
"Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind."
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."
Author: Pratchett Quotes Category: English Author Quotes Cats Quotes
"Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree."
"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."
"Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up"
Author: Pratchett Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living."
"Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up."
"The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it."
"Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself."
"The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp."
"God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players, (ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time."
Author: Pratchett Quotes Category: God Quotes
"Humans need fantasy to be human. Take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet you act, like there was some sort of rightness in the universe by which it may be judged:Yes. But people have got to believe that or what's the point?My point exactly."
Author: Pratchett Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"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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"Sooner or later we're all someone's dog."
"The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head."



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