Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple corer.Witches & WizardsTerry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
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.
Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.Fire, WarmthTerry Pratchett in Discworld - Jingo
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.Terry Pratchett, Diggers
My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.Amsterdam, BicyclesTerry Pratchett
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.CatsTerry Pratchett
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.Terry Pratchett