Author: Terry Pratchett

The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel; this is essentially the basis of all military thinking.

(1948 – ) English novelist

It’s the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.

(1948 – ) English novelist

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Thud!

(1948 – ) English novelist

It’s hard to be famous and alive.

(1948 – ) English novelist

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.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Studies have shown that an ant can carry one hundred times its own weight, but there is no known limit to the lifting power of the average tiny eighty-year-old Spanish peasant grandmother.

(1948 – ) English novelist

What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: “Why is it so dark in here?”

(1948 – ) English novelist

Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Gods like to see an atheist around… gives them something to aim at.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people.

(1948 – ) English novelist

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

(1948 – ) English novelist

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

(1948 – ) English novelist

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Only in our dreams are we free; the rest of the time we need wages.

(1948 – ) English novelist

He] had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo.

(1948 – ) English novelist

In the begining there was nothing, and it exploded.

(1948 – ) English novelist
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