Kategorie: Terry Pratchett

What is normal? Normal is yesterday and last week and last month taken together.

Terry Pratchett, Snuff, Seite 317

People think that the country is where you can go to hide out. It ain’t so. In the city you are a face in the crowd. In the country people will stare at you until you’re out of sight, just for the entertainment value.

Terry Pratchett, Snuff, Seite 92

Everyone should occasionally break the law in some small delightful way.

Terry Pratchett, Snuff, Seite 21

Where there are policemen there’s crime.

Terry Pratchett, Snuff, Seite 14

I have no particular objection to people taking substances that make them feel better or more contented, or, for the matter, see little dancing purple fairies – or even their God if it comes to that. It’s their brain, after all, and society can have no claim on it, providing they’re not operating heavy machinery at the time.

Terry Pratchett, Snuff, Seite 12

People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed, in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful or appreciative or forward-thinking or obedient. The People tended to be small-minded and conservative and not very clever and were even distrustful of cleverness. And so the children of the revolution were faced with the age-old problem: it wasn’t that you had the wrong kind of government, which was obvious, but that you had the wrong kind of people.

Terry Pratchett, The Truth, Seite 295

It’s very hard to talk quantum using a language originally designed to tell other monkeys where the ripe fruit is.

Terry Pratchett, Night Watch, Seite 110

Look, that’s why there’s rules, understand? So that you think before you break ‘em.

Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time, S. 249

Privilege just means private law.

Terry Pratchett, The Truth, Seite 394

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to those who think they’ve found it.

Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment, Seite 261