As been announced on Terry Pratchett’s facebook page, today would be his 69th birthday and fans are asked to participate in a project that is called Be More Terry.
So to celebrate this genius writer the world has already lost, here is my collection of brilliant quotes (from his novels).
Be more Terry, be brave, be different, be a writer mastermind, wear a sophisticated hat.
„Open your eyes and then open your eyes again.“ – The Wee Free Men
„Death isn’t cruel – merely terribly, terribly good at his job.” – Sourcery
„Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.“ – Moving Pictures
„You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s just a cage.“ – Witches Abroad
„Time is like a drug. Too much of it kills you.“ – Small Gods
„Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.“ – Hogfather
„Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH’, the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.“ – The Truth
„Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show.“ – Going Postal
„The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.“ – Hogfather
„In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods. They have not forgotten this.“
„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.“ – Good Omens
„Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.“ – Hogfather
„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.“ – Moving Pictures
„If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.“
„I commend my soul to any God that can find it.“ – Going Postal
„So much universe, and so little time.“