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In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;
by Terry Pratchett

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;
they have not forgotten this.
- Terry Pratchett

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
- 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

 

Only in our dreams are we free.
The rest of the time we need wages.
- Terry Pratchett

He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops
during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting
"All the Gods are bastards."
- Terry Pratchett

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short,
and the pen is very sharp.
- Terry Pratchett

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The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
- Terry Pratchett

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
- Terry Pratchett

It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone,
somewere, would much rather you weren't doing.
- Terry Pratchett

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
- Terry Pratchett

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
- Terry Pratchett

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,
but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
- Terry Pratchett

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess,
and you don't find out til too late that he's been
playing with two queens all along.
- Terry Pratchett

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
- Terry Pratchett

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind.
It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
Of course, I could be wrong.
- Terry Pratchett

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes.
It is in fact true.
It's called living.
- Terry Pratchett

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.
- Terry Pratchett

Sooner or later we're all someone's dog.
- Terry Pratchett

You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise.
I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.
- Terry Pratchett

Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.
- 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

Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.
- Terry Pratchett

Genius is always allowed some leeway,
once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the
blood has been cleaned up.
- Terry Pratchett

The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd,
is the square root of the number of people in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate,
now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
- Will Rogers

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys,
so does ancient sin cling to the low places,
the depressions in the world consciousness.
- Dewitt Bodeen

The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
- Robert A. Dahl

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan
with that of a British nobleman.
- Thomas Day

After much diligent research, aided by other women,
I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar
Goddesses of the patriarchy,
there is a much more ancient Goddess.
- Carol P. Christ

Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading.
- Gilbert Murray

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead,
but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
- Thomas Hobbes

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great
painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work:
human creation is never perfect.
- Madeleine L'Engle

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about
the same as it was in ancient Greek republics:
Freedom for slave owners.
- Vladimir Lenin

We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition,
but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

The storm came.
Lives were washed away.
Ancient pains resurfaced.
Now it is time for a sea of change.
- Tavis Smiley

There is an ancient legend which warns that,
should we ever learn our true origin,
our universe will instantly be destroyed.
- Len Wein

I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall,
sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
- Martin Scorsese

The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.
- George Lloyd

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient,
and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
- Zoltan Kodaly

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The engine of ancient society was religion but the
engine of contemporary society,
as I see it, is advertising.
- Kit Williams

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and
father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India,
so it could well have been an Indian household.
- Amar Bose

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal,
according to their ancient custom.
- William Congreve

Jews don't care about ancient rivalries.
We worry about humidity in Miami.
- Evan Sayet

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands
of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the
dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

The question of the composition of perceptible objects
is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
- Johannes Stark

An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone,
he would first drive him mad.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

According to an ancient Sardinian legend,
the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will
never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
- Grazia Deledda

Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new
music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce
the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature.
- George Crumb

But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential
part of ancient religion,
for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers.
- William Robertson Smith

Ancient eschatological texts are actually maps of the
inner territories of the psyche that seem to transcend
race and culture and originate in the collective unconscious.
- Stanislav Grof

The center of Western culture is Greece,
and we have never lost our ties with the architectural
concepts of that ancient civilization.
- Stephen Gardiner

There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot
thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died,
then only can you call it good or bad.
- Sophocles

I do not read the ancient languages,
but I am beginning to study Greek.
- Anne Rice

These places, and the ancient things you know,
You won't know soon.
I'm working on it now.'
- Andrew Motion

Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient,
that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form,
and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.
- Robert Morgan

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
- Voltaire

We're going through a kind of ancient,
barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity.
- Clark M. Clifford


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