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Remembering Terry Pratchett with His Quotes

With the sad passing away of hilarious British novelist Terry Pratchet, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at some of his many, many quotable quotes.

He was very much the quintessential man of words. Looking back on some of his various words of wisdom and whimsy just might be the best way to remember him.

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    "Certain things have to happen before other things. Gods play games with the fates of men. But first they have to get all the pieces on the board, and look all over the place for the dice."

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”

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    “If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember.”

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    Here's some pretty language about why humans need fantasy...

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    Preach.

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    "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."

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    "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."

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    "Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel?"

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    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."

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    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”

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    "Pets are always a great help in times of stress. And in times of starvation too, o'course."

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    We think he'd enjoy this cheeky send off. They are his words after all...

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