T is for Terry Pratchett #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 23, 2022 in A-Z Challenge / 4 Comments

A-Z of Favourite Quotes
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Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge! I’ll be posting every day except Sundays throughout April. This year, my readers voted for the theme “My Favourite Book Quotes”. So I’ve collected together the quotations that move me, inspire me and make me smile. I hope you enjoy them!

For letter T, I’ve collated some of my favourite quotes from one of the most beloved fantasy writers of all time, Terry Pratchett. I am currently making my way through the Discworld series.

My Favourite Quotes by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett book cover

“If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he’d be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting ‘All gods are bastards!”

“Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.”

“It was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter was that the Disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going round to atheists’ houses and smashing their windows.”

“If I were you, I’d sue my face for slander.”

“In an instant he became aware that the tourist was about to try his own peculiar brand of linguistics, which meant that he would speak loudly and slowly in his own language.”

“My personal theory is that he has a very firm grasp upon reality, it’s simply not a reality the rest of us have ever met before.”

  Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book cover

“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”


“Anyway, if you stop tellin’ people it’s all sorted out afer they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive. ”

Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett book cover

“Unseen University had never admitted women, muttering something about problems with the plumbing, but the real reason was an unspoken dread that if women were allowed to mess around with magic they would probably be embarrassingly good at it…”

“He felt that the darkness was full of unimaginable horrors – and the trouble with unimaginable horrors was that they were only too easy to imagine…”

“Ah, then he can’t be mad. I’ve been around; if a man hash lotsh of money he’sh just ecshentric.”

“Not for the first time she reflected that there were many drawbacks to being a swordswoman, not least of which was that men didn’t take you seriously until you’d actually killed them, by which time it didn’t really matter anyway.”

Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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Have you ever read anything by Terry Pratchett? Do you have any favourite quotes from an author beginning with T? Let me know in the comments!

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