Saturday, March 14, 2015

Goodbye to Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

I think the world will be a lot less interesting without Terry in it. Like Mark Twain or Bernard Shaw before him, he was one of the world's greatest wits.   Thank you, Sir Terry Pratchett, for so many adventures!

from The Guardian

 Terry Pratchett in quotes: 15 of the best

As the literary world mourns the death of the Discworld creator, here are some of his most inspiring and memorable quotes. 

--The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten 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. 

--Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
--I’d rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.
--It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it. 
--Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
--Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
--The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it. 
--It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done. 
--There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.
--If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story. 
--The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
--Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to. 
--I have no use for people who have learned the limits of the possible.

--So much universe, and so little time.--

from The Guardian

1 comment:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I'm just glad he was who he was!