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Terry Pratchett Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Ego Lesson Attitude

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

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
- Terry Pratchett

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Presence requires an internal alertness
to the all and everything surrounding us.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred.
Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
- Christina Baldwin

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done,
said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover,
through the detours of art, those two or three great
and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
- Albert Camus

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

We convince by our presence.
- Walt Whitman

It certainly must help us if we recognize that it is
the presence of the Holy Spirit which creates a unity
which we can never create.
- Roland Allen

There was one titanic guiding light on the film set,
and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma,
in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.
- Ben Kingsley

Roddick has good presence on the court and has so much adrenalin.
- Richard Krajicek

Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs;
it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence
in office would cause grave danger to the nation.
- Charles Ruff

Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with
all humility and respect,
humbling yourselves in His presence,
especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Television studios bet the farm on reality shows,
where they didn't need any actors and movie studios
had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me.
- Alfre Woodard

Singers like her, Patti, Tina Turner,
I revere them when I'm in their presence.
- Deborah Cox

If he is knocked out of the competition,
he encourages his brothers with his words and presence.
- Pierre de Coubertin

To feel the presence of the Lord is an amazing thing.
- Lisa Leslie

Writing software that's safe even in the presence of
bugs makes the challenge even more interesting.
- Wietse Venema

I took my daily swim at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool
despite the presence of onlookers.
- Esther Williams

When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly -
constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour.
It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence.
- Evan Dando

People are predominant in my paintings.
Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence.
- Ralph Allen

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that
the native metal of man is tested.
- James Russell Lowell

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God,
listening to Him, being attentive to Him,
requires a lot of courage and know-how.
- Thomas Merton

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence
out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency.
He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala


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