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Motivational Terry Pratchett Quotes And Sayings

Terry Pratchett Quotes:- Terry Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.


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“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

Inspirational Terry Pratchett Quotes

“You can’t trample infidels when you’re a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.”-Terry Pratchett


“Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.”-Terry Pratchett


“Freedom without limits is just a word.”-Terry Pratchett


“Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.”-Terry Pratchett


“I didn’t go to university. Didn’t even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did.”-Terry Pratchett

“Over 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.”-Terry Pratchett


“Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them.”-Terry Pratchett


“Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.”-Terry Pratchett


“I think I would like to go into modeling. Of course, I don’t know how to do it, and wouldn’t be any good at it if I did, so I’m going to employ someone to walk the catwalks on my behalf. It would still be me, of course.”-Terry Pratchett


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“Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possibly go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent.”-Terry Pratchett


“Dickens, as you know, never got round to starting his home page.”-Terry Pratchett

“You can’t remember the plot of the Dr. Who movie because it didn’t have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though.”-Terry Pratchett


“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.”-Terry Pratchett


“Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up.”-Terry Pratchett


“It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing.”-Terry Pratchett


“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


“What is normal? The Normal was yesterday. If you lose a leg, one day you’re hopping around on one leg, so you know the difference.”-Terry Pratchett


“I think it does Discworld good if I don’t write about it all the time: sometimes you have to get it out of your system.”-Terry Pratchett

“I must have read every issue of ‘Punch’ published in the 20th century, and I think in the process I picked up the true voice of English humor – that amiable, fairly liberal, laconic voice which you find in something like ‘Three Men in a Boat.'”-Terry Pratchett


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“My own books drive themselves. I know roughly where a book is going to end, but essentially the story develops under my fingers. It’s just a matter of joining the dots.”-Terry Pratchett


“I’ve always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated.”-Terry Pratchett


“It’s not morbid to talk about death. Most people don’t worry about death, they worry about a bad death.”-Terry Pratchett


“Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.”-Terry Pratchett


“Previous generations understood about death and undoubtedly would have seen a reasonable amount of death. Once you get into the Victorian era, you might well have seen the funerals of many of your siblings before you were very old.”-Terry Pratchett


“I got into science fiction by being interested in astronomy first.”-Terry Pratchett

“When you’re all singing together, it brings things together. I know the songs that my grandfather and my father sang.”-Terry Pratchett


“I can no longer type, so I use TalkingPoint and Dragon Dictate. It’s a speech-to-text program, and there’s an add-on for talking which some guys came up with.”-Terry Pratchett


“Anger is wonderful. It keeps you going. I’m angry about bankers. About the government.”-Terry Pratchett


“One thing that writers have in common is that they are readers first. They have read lots and lots of stuff because they’re just infested with lots of stuff.”-Terry Pratchett


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“I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it’s in the blood.”-Terry Pratchett


“The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it’s just a few notes in a file. I dread not having worked in progress.”-Terry Pratchett


“I’m not really good at fun-to-know, human interest stuff. We’re not ‘celebrities’, whose life itself is a performance. Good or bad or ugly, we are our words. They’re what people meet.”-Terry Pratchett


“I’ve got wide tastes, but I don’t like jazz.”-Terry Pratchett


“Nothing I can say or devise, and nothing anybody else can say or devise, is going to be perfect.”-Terry Pratchett

“I don’t really plan. I’m almost intuitive about things.”-Terry Pratchett


“Often I sort of work up and down the manuscript. I sometimes used to go ahead of myself to see what was going to happen next, to make certain it fits what was going to be happening soon.”-Terry Pratchett


“I was once a journalist. And I think of myself as a journalist, and that’s it. You tell the truth. I even wrote a book called ‘The Truth’.”-Terry Pratchett


“I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation.”-Terry Pratchett


“It’s useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one.”-Terry Pratchett


“I was a very keen reader of science fiction, and during the time I was going to libraries, it was good, written by people who knew their science.”-Terry Pratchett


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“Siren voices tell me, ‘You don’t have to keep going on.’ And then you think, ‘I’m a writer. What do I do? Sit there watching my wife clean up?’ I don’t know. I like being a writer.”-Terry Pratchett


“Journalism makes you think fast. You have to speak to people from all walks of life. Especially local journalism.”-Terry Pratchett


“As far as I’m concerned, I’m a writer who’s writing books, and therefore, I don’t want to die. You’d miss the end of the book, wouldn’t you? You can’t die with an unfinished book.”-Terry Pratchett


“I’ve often felt depressed; everyone feels depressed.”-Terry Pratchett


“There can be no better grounding for a lifetime as an author than to see the humanity in all its various guises through the lens of the reporter for the town.”-Terry Pratchett


“There are some people who hate my guts. But that goes with the territory.”-Terry Pratchett


“When I was a kid, I read the science-fiction shelves, and I read the fantasy shelves.”-Terry Pratchett


“In my heart, I’m just a kid from the council houses. I can remember the old cottage and my dad coming round with the tin bath. I’m not a rich man.”-Terry Pratchett


Great Terry Pratchett Quotes


“Seven hundred thousand people who have dementia in this country are not heard. I’m fortunate; I can be heard. Regrettably, it’s amazing how people listen if you stand up in public and give away $1 million for research into the disease, as I have done.”-Terry Pratchett


“I became a journalist at 17. A few hours later, I saw my first dead body, which was somewhat… colorful. That’s when I learned you can go on throwing up after you run out of things to throw up.”-Terry Pratchett


“There are things around, and I know where they can be got quite easily, but I quite like waking up to the sunshine.”-Terry Pratchett


“Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes, Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn’t take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.”-Terry Pratchett


“They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.”-Terry Pratchett


“‘Nation’ was one that I’d have killed myself if I hadn’t written it. It was absolutely important to me that I wrote it. It was good for my soul.”-Terry Pratchett