Top 10 Quotes by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

I'm glad a genre writer has got a knighthood, but stunned that it was me.

Terry Pratchett
By the time you've reached your sixties, you do know that one day you will die, and knowing that is at least the beginning of wisdom.
Terry Pratchett

It's an interesting fact that fewer than 17 % of Real cats end their lives with the same name they started with. Much family effort goes into selecting one at the start ("She looks like a Winnifred to me"), and the as the years roll by it suddenly finds itself being called Meepo or Ratbag.

Terry Pratchett
There are times when the best writing you can do is to go for a walk or drive, a long drive is ideal.
Terry Pratchett

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.

Terry Pratchett
They obeyed, as wise men do when a woman puts her foot down . . .
Terry Pratchett

Learnin’ how not to do things is as hard as learning how to do them.

Terry Pratchett
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting 'All the Gods are bastards.'
Terry Pratchett

'Nation' was one that I'd have killed myself if I hadn't written it. It was absolutely important to me that I wrote it. It was good for my soul.

Terry Pratchett
Time was something that largely happened to other people; he viewed it in the same way that people on the shore viewed the sea. It was big and it was out there, and sometimes it was an invigorating thing to dip a toe into, but you couldn't live in it all the time. Besides, it always made his skin wrinkle.