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Terry Pratchett said some things : theCHIVE " http://thechive.com/2013/09/17/the-dark-and-b... ;

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"No-one with their sleeves rolled up who walsk purposefully with a piece of paper held conspicuously in their hand is evern challenged"

~ Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

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"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."

~ Terry Pratchett

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"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 by Terry Pratchett

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"Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show."

~ Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

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"It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It isn't a good idea to

rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong."

~ Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

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"The Universe contains everything and nothing.

There is very little of everything.

And more nothing than you can possibly imagine.

~ Terry Pratchett

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"Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more."

~ Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

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"It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a halfbrick in the path of the bicycle of history."

~ Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

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"If you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you."

~ Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

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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."

~ Terry Pratchett

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"If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you are going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat. They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word."

~ Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett

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"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 by Terry Pratchett

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"Personal's not the same as important. People just think it is."

~ Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

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"Human beings,[just] little bags of thinking water held up briefly by fragile accumulations of calcium."

~ Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

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"Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind."

~ Eric by Terry Pratchett

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"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 by Terry Pratchett

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"Fear is a strange soil. Mainly it grows obedience like corn, which grows in rows and makes weeding easy. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground."

~ Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

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

~ Terry Pratchett

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"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people," said Vetinari.

"You are wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides."

~ Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

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