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  • #1
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #2
    Terry Pratchett
    “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #3
    Terry Pratchett
    “It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #4
    Terry Pratchett
    “I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #5
    Terry Pratchett
    “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #6
    Terry Pratchett
    “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, Reaper Man

  • #7
    Terry Pratchett
    “If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn't as cynical as real life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #8
    Terry Pratchett
    “Insanity is catching.”
    Terry Pratchett, Making Money

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “Did I do anything last night that suggested I was sane?”
    Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

  • #10
    Terry Pratchett
    “In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
    cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat
    could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #11
    Terry Pratchett
    “I get it,' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?'
    If you like.' said Vimes. 'But we're a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth?”
    Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

  • #12
    Terry Pratchett
    “The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long way off.

    A dog's wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has its own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It's like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #14
    Terry Pratchett
    “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”
    Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

  • #15
    Terry Pratchett
    “Many people could say things in a cutting way, Nanny knew. But Granny Weatherwax could listen in a cutting way. She could make something sound stupid just by hearing it.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #16
    Terry Pratchett
    “If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story.”
    Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

  • #17
    Terry Pratchett
    “His progress through life was hampered by his tremendous sense of his own ignorance, a disability which affects all too few.”
    Terry Pratchett, Maskerade

  • #18
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #20
    J.K. Rowling
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #21
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #22
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

  • #23
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
    Mark Twain

  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

  • #26
    C.S. Lewis
    “I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #27
    J.K. Rowling
    “Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #28
    J.K. Rowling
    “The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #29
    J.K. Rowling
    “Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?"
    "Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #30
    J.K. Rowling
    “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”
    J.K. Rowling



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