English Author Quotes


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"Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison."
"One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes."
"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
"Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again."
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."
Author: Pratchett Quotes Category: English Author Quotes Cats Quotes
"Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life."
"This is a much more fitting interpretation of the book than its modern interpretation."
"A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people."
"What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it."
"He could not see a belt without hitting below it."
"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."
"Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator."
"My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."
"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it."
"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment."
"Use of the word; the word itself was not printed."
"Oh! blame not the bard."
"Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."
"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
"Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves."


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