Favourite Terry Pratchett Quotes?

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Favourite Terry Pratchett Quotes?

Postby Quotage » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:59 am

Hi guys

Recently we have launched a new online quotes resource at [url]quotabl.es[/url] and would love to get some Terry Pratchett fans involved, as the great man has said so many incredible things throughout his life that deserve to be heard by more people.

Terry Pratchett quotes already added can be found here: http://quotabl.es/quotes/by/1401

We'd be honoured for you guys to add to this rapidly expanding site - you can rank and submit your quotes, tag them, add information, choose favourites - we're hoping it will become like a wikipedia for quotes.

Of course submissions are not limited by any kind of genre or author, so have a look around and see what its all about. (I think the Douglas Adams quotes could do with beefing up too!)

Cheers, and hope to hear from you - dont hesitate to ask any q's, Pm me or reply here!


:D
Quotage
New member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:50 am
Location: London

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:15 am

Welcome to the site! :D

Sounds like an interesting project.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28673
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby rose2 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:46 pm

i'm new to but welcome to the site anyway! This isn't so good but I'm feeling stupid, what about "Million-to-one chances crop up 9 times out of 10" :wink:
*Eight heraldic wooden hippos line the bridge, facing out to sea. It is said that if danger ever threatens Ankh-Morpork, they will run away...*
rose2
New member
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:57 pm
Location: Bristol, UK

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:37 pm

See my signature. :wink:

Another Pratchett quote I had recently as a signature was:
SCIENCE: A way of finding things out and then making them work. Science explains what is happening around us all the time. So does RELIGION, but science is better because it comes up with more understandable excuses when it's wrong.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28673
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Dotsie » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:05 am

I like my sig (which is of course also Terry). But he does do some cracking science ones.
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
User avatar
Dotsie
Member
 
Posts: 9412
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:07 am

Postby deldaisy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:30 pm

No No No.... how can such a quotable man have so few quotes on that site? I find myself quoting TP inadvertantly all the time. At least I can now give those heathens who know not of Terry a taste of his wit.
User avatar
deldaisy
Member
 
Posts: 8032
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Postby bikkit » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:10 pm

"NO,THERE IS NO MORE TIME, EVEN FOR CAKE. FOR YOU THE CAKE IS OVER. YOU HAVE REACHED THE END OF CAKE"

death+cake= EPIC
Image

I'm going to need a swat team, ready to mobilize, street maps covering the whole of florida, a pot of coffee, 12 jammy dodgers and A FEZ.
User avatar
bikkit
Member
 
Posts: 1815
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 8:20 am
Location: Out of my mind- It's too dark and scary in there

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:39 pm

I quote him too. My mother was watching a nature documentary about antelopes being killed by lions and she commented: "Nature is so cruel." To which I responded: "No wonder they call her a mother!"

It didn't exactly go down well. :lol:

And I'm convinced that one day Pratchett fans will suffer serious injuries when someone shouts "DUCK!" and instead of ducking, they say "what duck?" :lol:
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28673
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:58 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I quote him too. My mother was watching a nature documentary about antelopes being killed by lions and she commented: "Nature is so cruel." To which I responded: "No wonder they call her a mother!"

It didn't exactly go down well. :lol:

And I'm convinced that one day Pratchett fans will suffer serious injuries when someone shouts "DUCK!" and instead of ducking, they say "what duck?" :lol:
Then they can blame Mr. Harkin for that. :wink: :lol:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14517
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Postby michelanCello » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:24 pm

I often use the gravity quote. :wink: ("Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake of" :lol: )
Listen.
User avatar
michelanCello
Member
 
Posts: 8747
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:08 pm
Location: Budapest, Hungary (and yes, I'm sure it's Budapest, not Bucharest)

Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:33 am

LORD, WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?
A legal Feegle? How could there be such a thing?
Today I feel like I am soaring like a tortoise!
Exp. Date, the rat
Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:17 pm
Location: Bad Blintz

Postby proxy10 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 am

bikkit wrote:"NO,THERE IS NO MORE TIME, EVEN FOR CAKE. FOR YOU THE CAKE IS OVER. YOU HAVE REACHED THE END OF CAKE"

death+cake= EPIC



i love this one,too!!
proxy10
 

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:51 am

I like one of his comments on alt.fan'pratchett

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.

My dream holiday would be

a) a ticket to Amsterdam
b) immunity from prosecution and
c) a baseball bat :-)

One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

http://www.bearsonthesquare.com
User avatar
The Mad Collector
Member
 
Posts: 9889
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:48 am
Location: Ironbridge UK

Postby michelanCello » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:21 pm

:lol:
Listen.
User avatar
michelanCello
Member
 
Posts: 8747
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:08 pm
Location: Budapest, Hungary (and yes, I'm sure it's Budapest, not Bucharest)

Postby Crivens! » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:47 am

This was from back in the days of yore, on alt.fan.pratchett

I still remember it and it makes me smile.



Sep 2 2006, 4:21 am
In message <1157155580.814414.156...@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>,
Pighooey <pigho...@ici.net> writes
>Now, what I don't know about Pagans could literally fill volumes, but
>surely they existed before the Discworld? And does anyone know if they
>returned whatever it was they borrowed?


No, they bloody didn't. I went round to see them the other day, I said
"Hey, you pagans, where's that piece of spiritual insight I lent you
last week!" and they laughed in my face. And I know they've got it,
because I saw their lad using it to mend his motorbike. They've still
got the lawnmower, too.
--
Terry Pratchett
Ach, weel noo...
Crivens!
New member
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:55 am
Location: Santa Cruz, California

Next

Return to Terry Pratchett

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron