The best Quotes by Terry Pratchett

The best Quotes by Terry Pratchett

Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple corer.
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.
Discworld - Lords and Ladies
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.
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.
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.
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Who do you think you're poking? I'm a great wizard, I am! I'll turn you into a mindless ugly toad... gosh! It worked!
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That's it! Poke a man in the ribs! let's see what you can do without it! [cursor disappears for a few seconds] Oh, all right... you can have it back if you promise to use it wisely.
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If only I had another dimension, I'd teach you a thing or two.
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Hands off my pixels!
Rincewind in Discworld
I'm not a cartoon! I'm just dimensionally impaired!
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The witch in 'Hänsel and Gretel'... she's very misunderstood. I mean, the woman builds her dream house and these brats come along and start eating it!
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"So light a fire!" Harry choked.
"Yes... of course... but there's no wood!"
"Have you gone mad!" Ron bellowed. "Are you a witch or not!"
To burn the witch is to admit that magic exists.
Minor magicians take pains to fit this traditional wizardly bill. By contrast, the really powerful magicians take pleasure in looking like accountants.
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Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.
Elves live in harmony with the world, and I try to do that.
Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.
Bronwyn: "Alfirin seeds."
Arondir: "It is a tradition among Elves. Before the battle begins, plant one."
Bronwyn: "New life, in defiance of death?"
At some point, you grow out of being attracted to that flame that burns you over and over and over again.
Fire's hunger, its destructive burn, demands respect. It immotales and clears the path for new growth.
Elementarmagier - Charaktererstellung in Guild Wars
I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me.
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The brighter a lady shines, the faster she may burn.
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Since we first met, I have had a warm feeling inside. Not the kind of warmth that makes me feel rotten. The other kind of warmth. The one that happens inside my heart. Thank you. I am happy. Sadly I only recognize the current you. If I forget you... No. I will order myself to remember you.
Best way to stay warm is to keep moving.
Sometimes icy heart just needs warm smile.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Amsterdam - which is kinda the same.
But what's the point of breathing if somebody already tells you the difference between an apple and a bicycle? If I bite a bicycle and ride an apple, then I'll know the difference.
Axel Blackmar in Arizona Dream
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein - Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007)
The worst day biking is still better than the best day at work.
A horse is a bike that pedals itself.
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I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Want an animal to stare at you with contempt? Get a cat! Open box of excrement in your house? Cat!
Lucifer Morningstar in Lucifer - Season 2 Episode 4
My cat is really annoyed by me, now that I hang around in her apartment all day.
When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.

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