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Terry Pratchett Quotes About Funny, Marriage, Boots, Small Gods, Books, Goodreads, Witches, Discworld, Family &  Life! Terence Pratchett is a British fantasy author who adds a funny touch to the genre with his books. Author of both science fiction and picture books for young readers. On April 28, 1948, Pratchett was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. His family moved to Somerset in 1957, and he enrolled in John Hampden Grammar School.

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As a young man, Pratchett immersed himself in the world of science fiction, discovering both British and American writers. He claims to have learned about literature from H.G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle. ‘The Hades Business’ was Pratchett’s first-ever short tale, published in the school magazine at the age of thirteen. He began working for Bucks Free Press as ‘Uncle Jim’, an alias for a short story writer, to pursue his primary career choice after astronomy, journalism.

In addition to his Discworld novels, Pratchett is most known for his long-running series of ‘Discworld novels, which has included forty books. This series depicts a disc-shaped universe that gigantic elephants carry in a light-hearted and fantasy-based plot. In 1996, according to the Times, Pratchett was the most widely read and best-selling author. A survey taken by the Bookseller’s Pocket Yearbook 2005 found that J.K. Rowling’s novels outsell Terry Pratchett’s sales.

His novels in the Discworld series have sold over 40 million copies worldwide. More than sixty million copies are sold in 36 different languages of Pratchett’s works. In recognition of his many contributions to the literary community, he was named an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire.” His works have won several honours, including the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book three times in 2004-2005-2007. He Passed Away On March 12, 2015.

Best Terry Pratchett Quotes

1. “Light 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.” – Terry Pratchett

2. “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

3. “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

4. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

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

6. “It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.” – Terry Pratchett

7. “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

8. “The harder I work, the luckier I become.” – Terry Pratchett

9. “Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.” – Terry Pratchett

10. “I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.” – Terry Pratchett

11. “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

12. “The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” – Terry Pratchett

13. “If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” – Terry Pratchett

14. “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.” – Terry Pratchett

15. “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.” – Terry Pratchett

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

17. “Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.” – Terry Pratchett

18. “This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic.” – Terry Pratchett

19. “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

20. “In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded.” – Terry Pratchett

21. “The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.” – Terry Pratchett

22. “He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armor shouting ‘All the Gods are bastards.’” – Terry Pratchett

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

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

25. “The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.” – Terry Pratchett

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