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Терри Пратчетт


Terry Pratchett

Фотография Терри Пратчетт (photo Terry Pratchett)

День рождения: 28.04.1948 года
Возраст: 66 лет
Место рождения: Беконсфилд, Бакингемшир, Великобритания
Дата смерти: 12.03.2015 года

Quotes of Terry Pratchett

Известный писатель-фантаст, автор серии романов 'Плоский Мир'Discworld

  • ⋅Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅But nobody said that the dream should be reasonable. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I've been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop. /Terry Pratchett
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  • ⋅Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can't so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care? /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅It seems sensible to me that we should look to the medical profession, that over the centuries has helped us to live longer and healthier lives, to help us die peacefully among our loved ones in our own home without a long stay in God's waiting room. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅I've always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅I believe it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational - and I'm speaking the written science fiction, not 'Star Trek.' Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they're clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there’s nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅"Why does everyone run toward a blood curdling scream?" mumbled the Senior Wrangler. "It is contrary to all sense." /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as Patrician of Ankh-Morpork some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to “put a stop to this sort of thing and introduce some honesty to reporting”.Thus, if a legend told of a notable hero that “all men spoke of his prowess” any bard who valued his life would hastily add “except for a couple of people in his home village who thought he was a loony, and quite a lot of other people who had ne /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
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  • ⋅Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅’I'd have you lot up in front of the University authorities first thing in the morning, if it wasn't for the fact that you are the University authorities . . .' /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅Gnomes live ten times faster than humans. They're harder to see than a high-speed mouse. That's one reason why most humans hardly ever see them. The other is that humans are very good at not seeing things they know aren't there. And, since sensible humans know that there are no such things as people four inches high, a gnome who doesn't want to be seen probably won't be seen... Wings /Terry Pratchett
  • ⋅It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy. /Terry Pratchett
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Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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