Author: Terry Pratchett

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

(1948 – ) English novelist

In the begining there was nothing, and it exploded.

(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

Where's My Cow?

(1948 – ) English novelist

This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic.

(1948 – ) English novelist

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

(1948 – ) English novelist

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

(1948 – ) English novelist

If life was a party, he wasn’t even in the kitchen.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Don’t think of it as dying; just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.

(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

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

(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

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

(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

Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.

(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

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

(1948 – ) English novelist

A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.

(1948 – ) English novelist

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

(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

‘Pessimist’ is a word used by optimists to describe someone who sees the world for what it really is.

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