Terry Pratchett Quotes & Sayings

143 most famous Terry Pratchett quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a British author who passed away on 12 March, 2015.

Terry Pratchett Quotes
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
“You can't build a plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. And you need to let people know that when a lot of frightened people are running around with edged weaponry, there are deaths. Stupid deaths, usually. I'm not writing 'The A-Team' - if there's a fight going on, people will get hurt. Not letting this happen would be a betrayal.”
“I got quite annoyed after the Haiti earthquake. A baby was taken from the wreckage and people said it was a miracle. It would have been a miracle had God stopped the earthquake. More wonderful was that a load of evolved monkeys got together to save the life of a child that wasn't theirs.”
Terry Pratchett Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.”
Terry Pratchett Quotes
“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 Quotes
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
“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.”
Terry Pratchett Quotes
“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.”

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