Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

But nobody said that the dream should be reasonable.More Terry Pratchett [08/28/2016 06:08:27]
It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I've been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can't so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It seems sensible to me that we should look to the medical profession, that over the centuries has helped us to live longer and healthier lives, to help us die peacefully among our loved ones in our own home without a long stay in God's waiting room.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I've always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I believe it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational - and I'm speaking the written science fiction, not 'Star Trek.' Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they're clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.More Terry Pratchett [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightestMore Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there’s nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone.More Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"Why does everyone run toward a blood curdling scream?" mumbled the Senior Wrangler. "It is contrary to all sense."More Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as Patrician of Ankh-Morpork some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to “put a stop to this sort of thing and introduce some honesty to reporting”.Thus, if a legend told of a notable hero that “all men spoke of his prowess” any bard who valued his life would hastily add “except for a couple of people in his home village who thought he was a loony, and quite a lot of other people who had neMore Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.Elves are terrific. They beget terror.The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.No one ever said elves are nice.Elves are bad.More Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menacesMore Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness.More Terry Pratchett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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