35 Best Terry Pratchett Quotes About Love, Life, Death, Time

Sir Terence David John 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. Terry Pratchett quotes about love, life, technology, time will motivate you.

Inspirational Terry Pratchett Quotes

  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.”
  2. “There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full.
    And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty.
    The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don’t think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!”
  3. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
  4. “A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.”
  5. “Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.”
  10. “Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show.”
  11. “Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.”

  12. “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.”
  13. “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.”
  14. “The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.”
  15. “Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.”
  16. “It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”
  17. “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
  18. “The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.”
  19. “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”
  20. “If you don’t turn your life into a story; you just become a part of someone else’s story.”, Terry Pratchett quotes life
  21. “The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.”
  22. “And what would humans be without love?”
    RARE, said Death.”, Terry Pratchett quotes death
  23. “I have no use for people who have learned the limits of the possible.”
  24. “So much universe, and so little time.”

  25. “Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.”
  26. “It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.”
  27. “I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.”
  28. “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.”
  29. “It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases—one was Alzheimer’s, and the other was knowing I had Alzheimer’s.”
  30. “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH,’ the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.”
  31. “If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.”
  32. “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”

  33. “Just erotic. Nothing kinky. It’s the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.”
  34. “It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.”
  35. “The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in 10 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.”
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