It is with immeasurable sadness that author
Sir Terry Pratchett
The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds.
Rest in peace Sir Terry Pratchett.
‘Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.’
‘The sky rained dismal. It rained humdrum. It rained the kind of rain that is so much wetter than normal rain, the kind of rain that comes down in big drops and splats, the kind of rain that is merely an upright sea with slots in it.
It rained a tattoo on the old hamburger boxes and chip papers in the wire basket that was giving Masklin a temporary hiding place.
Look at him. Wet. Cold. Extremely worried. And four inches high.’
Truckers, chapter one.
Imagine that all around you, hidden from sight, there are thousands of tiny people. They are four inches tall, brave, stubborn and resourceful.
They are the nomes. Truckers.
‘It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.’ – The Last Continent
‘DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,’ said Death. ‘JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.’ – Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
‘Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?’ – Going Postal
'This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.’ – Wintersmith
'No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…’ – Reaper Man
‘There is always time for another last minute.’ – Hogfather
‘Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.’ – Small Gods
‘I’d rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.’ – direct quote from interview, 2009
‘So much universe, and so little time.’ – The Last Hero
‘Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.’ – Snuff
‘Death isn’t cruel, merely terribly, terribly good at his job.’ – Sourcery