Terry pratchett Quotes

"The trouble with having an open mind, of cou...

"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." โ€” Terry Pratchett
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โ€œInside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get o...

โ€œInside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out," said the shopkeeper. "That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person.โ€ - Terry Pratchett
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In ancient times cats were wo...

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œIt is said that your life flashes bef...

โ€œIt is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.โ€ -Terry Pratchett
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โ€œTime is a drug. T...

โ€œTime is a drug. Too much of it kills you.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett
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Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It mig...

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. - Terry Pratchett
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"Inside every older person ...

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened" - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œThe trouble with having an open mind, of cour...

โ€œThe trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." ... Terry Pratchett
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โ€œInside every old person i...

โ€œInside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.โ€ โ€”Terry Pratchett
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"Every society needs a cry like ["Remember Koom Valley!"], but only in a very few do they come ou...

"Every society needs a cry like ["Remember Koom Valley!"], but only in a very few do they come out with the complete, unvarnished version, which is "Remember-The-Atrocity-Committed-Against-Us-Last-Time-That-Will-Excuse-The-Atrocity-That-We're-About-To-Commit-Today!" Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time.
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โ€œIt is said that your life flashes bef...

โ€œIt is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Lifeโ€ - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œOver the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evi...

โ€œOver the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...โ€ Terry Pratchett
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โ€œIt doesn't stop being magic ju...

โ€œIt doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works.โ€โ€•Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
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โ€œGive a man a fire and he's warm for a...

โ€œGive 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.โ€ - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œComing back to where you ...

โ€œComing back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.โ€ โ€”Terry Pratchett
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"The current state of knowledge can be s...

"The current state of knowledge can be summarized thus: In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded." -Terry Pratchett
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โ€œReal stupidity beats a...

โ€œReal stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett
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โ€œI'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging t...

โ€œI'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.โ€ โ€•Terry Pratchett
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โ€œMost of the gods throw dice but Fate plays chess, ...

โ€œMost of the gods throw dice but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along. Fate wins.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett
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"All fungi are edible....

"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett
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โ€œNo one is actually dead unti...

โ€œNo one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.โ€ -Terry Pratchett
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"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came fr...

"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." --Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
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"Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out...

"Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out after they're dead, they might try sorting it all out while they're alive.โ€ - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens.
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"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm fo...

"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." - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œTime is a drug. T...

โ€œTime is a drug. Too much of it kills you.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett
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"Evil begins when you ...

"Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things." - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œWe who think we are about ...

โ€œWe who think we are about to die will laugh at anything.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
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"A marriage is always made up of two p...

"A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores." โ€” Terry Pratchett
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The trouble with having an open mind, of cou...

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it-Terry Pratchett
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"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a d...

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day but set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Sir Terry Pratchett
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"Always be wary of any helpful...

"Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual." โ€” Terry Pratchett
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โ€œIt is said that your life flashes before you...

โ€œIt is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
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โ€œDespite rumor, Death isn't cruel-...

โ€œDespite rumor, Death isn't cruel--merely terribly, terribly good at his job.โ€ - Terry Pratchett, 'Sourcery'
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โ€œThe trouble with having an open mind, of cou...

โ€œThe trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. -- Terry Pratchett
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"The gods like to play a trick on famous composers, by making them deaf. This of...

"The gods like to play a trick on famous composers, by making them deaf. This often backfires, since, of course, being deaf doesn't stop them hearing the music in their heads, it just prevents them from hearing the distraction." โ€• Terry Pratchett๏ปฟ
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"WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE ...

"WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?" - Terry Pratchett
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"If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your sta...

"If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." โ€” Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)
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" All fungi are edible....

" All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." - Terry Pratchett.
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"You can't go around building a better world for...

"You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage." - Terry Pratchett
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"Civilisation is built on...

"Civilisation is built on words, civilisation is words." The Truth, Terry Pratchett
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"You can't go around building a better world for peop...

"You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage." โ€”Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
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โ€œIf you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and foll...

โ€œIf you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." - Terry Pratchett
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"Inside every living pers...

"Inside every living person is a dead person waiting to get out." -Terry Pratchett
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"Never build a dungeon you wouldn't be happy to spe...

"Never build a dungeon you wouldn't be happy to spend the night in yourself. The world would be a happier place if more people remembered that." -Terry Pratchett
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In ancient times cats were wo...

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. -Terry Pratchett
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"Never trust any ruler who puts his faith in tun...

"Never trust any ruler who puts his faith in tunnels and bunkers and escape routes. The chances are that his heart isn't in the job." -Terry Pratchett
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โ€œThere are, always and only, th...

โ€œThere are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.โ€ Terry Pratchett
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โ€œLight thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wron...

โ€œLight 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.โ€ โ€•Terry Pratchett
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"A marriage is always made up of two p...

"A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores." โ€” Terry Pratchett
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"No one is actually dead unti...

"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away." - Terry Pratchett
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Where the hell ...

Where the hell do demons even live? -Terry Pratchett
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โ€œReal stupidity beats artif...

โ€œReal stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
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โ€œBuild a man a fire, and he'll be warm fo...

โ€œBuild 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.โ€ - Terry Pratchett
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"No one is actually dead until...

"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away." Sir Terry Pratchett
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"The moments that change your life a...

"The moments that change your life are the ones that happen suddenly, like the one where you die." -Terry Pratchett
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"There isn't a way things should be....

"There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." โ€”Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
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"A good plan isn't one where so...

"A good plan isn't one where someone wins, it's where nobody thinks they've lost." -Terry Pratchett
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โ€œBuild a man a fire, and he'll be warm fo...

โ€œBuild 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 lifeโ€ - Terry Pratchett
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"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a m...

"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter." -- Moist von Lipwig, in Terry Pratchetts 2004 novel "Going Postal"
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โ€œYes! I'm me! I am careful and logical and I look up things I don't understand! When I hear pe...

โ€œYes! I'm me! I am careful and logical and I look up things I don't understand! When I hear people use the wrong words, I get edgy! I am good with cheese. I read books fast! I think! And I always have a piece of string! That's the kind of person I am!โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
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"It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against...

"It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone." ~ Terry Pratchett
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โ€œShe was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the ...

โ€œShe was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.โ€ - Terry Pratchett
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"They say that life flashes before ...

"They say that life flashes before your eyes before die. This is true - it called living." - Sir Terry Pratchett
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``The presence of those seeking the truth is i...

``The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it'' - Terry Pratchett.
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That's the trouble, you see. When you've had hatr...

That's the trouble, you see. When you've had hatred on your tongue for such a long time, you don't know how to spit it out. Terry Pratchett, Raising Steam
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"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny...

"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny Weatherwax had once told her, because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her."-Terry Pratchett
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โ€œAnd as for your damn parrot fanciers, if they donโ€™t care about anything much beyond thi...

โ€œAnd as for your damn parrot fanciers, if they donโ€™t care about anything much beyond things that go squawk in cages then one day thereโ€™ll be someone in charge of this place whoโ€™ll make them choke on their own budgies. You want that to happen?" Terry Pratchett, The Truth
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"Just because you've got a mind like a...

"Just because you've got a mind like a hammer doesn't mean you have to treat everyone else like a nail" - Terry Pratchett
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"Coming back to where you ...

"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." โ€” Terry Pratchett
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"It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It ...

"It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong." -Terry Pratchett - Sourcery, Rincewind
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The thought in many minds was: What is someone else ...

The thought in many minds was: What is someone else going to do about this? It hadn't yet progressed to: What am I going to do about this? Terry Pratchett, "Thud!"
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"It's not worth doing something unless you wer...

"It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing." - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œLight thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wron...

โ€œLight 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.โ€ Terry Pratchett
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โ€œThe trouble with having an open mind, of cou...

โ€œThe trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett
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Give a man a fire and he's warm for a ...

Give a man a fire and he's warm for a night, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life - Terry Pratchett
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"He was one hundred and thirty. It occurred to him...

"He was one hundred and thirty. It occurred to him that for most of his life he'd been an old man. Didn't seem fair, really." [Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man"]
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โ€œTime is a drug. Too m...

โ€œTime is a drug. Too much of it kills you.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
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"A key to the understanding of all religion ...

"A key to the understanding of all religion is that a god's idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs." โ€” Terry Pratchett
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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came fro...

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. - Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
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"Coming back to where you ...

"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving" -Terry Pratchett
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Time is a drug. T...

Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you. โ€• Terry Pratchett
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โ€œDeath: Human beings make life so interesting. Do you...

โ€œDeath: Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
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"The IQ of a mob is the IQ of it...

"The IQ of a mob is the IQ of its dumbest member divided by the number of mobsters." - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œIt is said that your life flashes before your...

โ€œIt is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.โ€ โ€• Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 21
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"The trouble with having an open mind, of cou...

"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." - Terry Pratchett
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Sometimes things that look l...

Sometimes things that look like things look more like things than things. -Terry Pratchett
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