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Terry Pratchett Quotes

Terry Pratchett was a popular English author of fantasy, science fiction and children’s novels. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was fifteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.

Terry Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year. The final Discworld novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death.

Terry Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. Terry Pratchett won numerous literary awards and received four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Warwick, Portsmouth, Bath, and Bristol.

Terry Pratchett’s many books continue to enchant readers from all over the world.

I have carefully picked the following Terry Pratchett quotes that I hope you will enjoy.

 

1. 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

 

2. In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. — Terry Pratchett

 

3. Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things. — Terry Pratchett

 

4. Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they’re allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean. — Terry Pratchett

 

5. Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. — Terry Pratchett

 

6. Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. — Terry Pratchett

 

7. Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. — Terry Pratchett

 

8. Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show. — Terry Pratchett

 

9. It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done. — Terry Pratchett

 

10. There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys. — Terry Pratchett

 

11. If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story. — Terry Pratchett

 

12. Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. — Terry Pratchett

 

13. I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it. — Terry Pratchett

 

14. Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That’s why they’re called revolutions. — Terry Pratchett

 

15. Don’t think of it as dying, just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush. — Terry Pratchett

 

16. The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues. — Terry Pratchett

 

17. Of course I’m sane, when trees start talking to me, I don’t talk back. — Terry Pratchett

 

18. A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores. — Terry Pratchett

 

19. Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. — Terry Pratchett

 

20. It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it. — Terry Pratchett

 

21. Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. — Terry Pratchett

 

22. There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this. — Terry Pratchett

 

23. Steal five dollars and you’re a common thief. Steal thousands and you’re either the government or a hero. — Terry Pratchett

 

24. So much universe, and so little time. — Terry Pratchett

 

25. Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. — Terry Pratchett