19 November 2014
Terry Pratchett

copyright: Rob Wilkins

On love and marriage

'A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.'

- The Fifth Elephant

On the meaning of life

'Ye know full well that the meaning of life is to find your gift. To find your gift is happiness. Never tae find it is misery.'

- I Shall Wear Midnight

On parents

'Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean.' 

- Thief of Time

On money

'They were indeed what was known as "old money", which meant that it had been made so long ago that the black deeds which had originally filled the coffers were now historically irrelevant. Funny, that: a brigand for a father was something you kept quiet about, but a slave-taking pirate for a great-great-great-grandfather was something to boast of over the port. Time turned the evil bastards into rogues, and rogue was a word with a twinkle in its eye and nothing to be ashamed of.'

Making Money

On death

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

- The Last Continent

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