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All Quotes by author - Terry Pratchett
" An author writes a book, and that's the book at that point. And if the author writes the book again, then somehow something has gone wrong, if you see what I mean. "
" Anger is wonderful. It keeps you going. I'm angry about bankers. About the government. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" By the time you've reached your sixties, you do know that one day you will die, and knowing that is at least the beginning of wisdom. "
" Christ managed to boil down an awful lot of commandments to a few very simple rules for living. It's when you go backwards through the 'begats' and the Garden of Eden, and you start thinking, 'Hang on, that's a big punishment for eating one lousy apple... There's a human-rights issue.' "
" Dickens, as you know, never got round to starting his home page. "
" 'Discworld' is taking something that you know is ridiculous and treating it as if it is serious, to see if something interesting happens when you do so. "
" 'Educational' refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger. "
" Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possible go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent. "
" Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Fantasy is uni-age. You can start it in the creche, and it follows you to death. "
" Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. "
" For an author, the nice characters aren't much fun. What you want are the screwed up characters. You know, the characters that are constantly wondering if what they are doing is the right thing, characters that are not only screwed up but are self-tapping screws. They're doing it for themselves. "
" Freedom without limits is just a word. "
" Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up. "
" Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care. "
" He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting 'All the Gods are bastards.' "
" I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation. "
" I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost. "
" I became a journalist at 17. A few hours later, I saw my first dead body, which was somewhat... colourful. That's when I learned you can go on throwing up after you run out of things to throw up. "
" I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. "
" I believe it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer. "
" 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. "
" I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did. "
" I do not, in fact, use many puns. Certainly there are far fewer than people believe. But I suspect the ones I do occasionally use tend to hang around in people's memories for a while. "
" I don't believe in the war god of the Israelites. He's a bogeyman. Jesus preached the golden rule, by and large. "
" I don't really plan. I'm almost intuitive about things. "
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