Sunday, August 27, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen...I give you ...Terry Pratchett

my most favourite writer in the whole world and if you check these links , or better still buy a book, you will see why...

"Why don't we just invite them to dinner and massacare them when they're drunk?"
"You heard the man, there's 7000 of them"
"Ah...so it would have to be something simple, with pasta then?"

The Yen Buddhists are the richest religious sect in the universe. They hold that the accumulation of money is a great evil and a burden to the soul. They therefore, regardless of personal hazard, see it as their unpleasant duty to acquire as much as possible in order to reduce the risk to innocent people....
-- (Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad)

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and - rocks.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)


Of course, Ankh-Morpork's citizens had always claimed that the river water was incredibly pure. Any water that had passed through so many kidneys, they reasoned, had to be very pure indeed.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Sourcery)


Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)


http://www.lspace.org/books/pqf/

http://homepage.eircom.net/~odyssey/Quotes/Popular/SciFi/Terry_Pratchett.html

8 comments:

al juhara said...

and best of all...
"Take it from me, whenever you see a bunch of buggers puttering around talking about truth and beauty and the best way of attacking Ethics, you can bet your sandals it's all because dozens of other poor buggers are doing all the real work around the place."

-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

EvenTheSeven said...

Sorry, but just couldn't pass by not appreciating someone who has good taste in books! I've been reading Pratchett for about 9 or 10 years now and this fellow never ceases to amaze me. The sort of "fuzzy" logic he comes up with is astounding, and although I can't exactly remember any good quotes, promise I'll try to help prove your point with some more. I mean, no point ruining the thing by giving vaguely remembered half-quotes!

By the way, heard there was an initiative to make some discworld movies. Anybody aware about that? I'm not sure I quite like the idea though.
Anyways, the bottom line is, I agree with you.

Chaar~Max said...

For the lovers of good olf "Terry" one of my good friends is making an attempt to bring one of his plays onto the boards of Sri Lanka some where next year.

So something to hope for all you guys! News is that Terry Pratchett him self may turn up for the show.

al juhara said...

who is your friend? can I play the part of Lady Ramkin? or one of the dragons? or even the orangutan? I mean ,in real life Im a librarian so I should qualify ! Anything to be part of this!!!

Chaar~Max said...

Will keep you posted mate. I'm cant remember which one he's doing. He told me :(

The Benevolent Dictator said...

Terry Pratchett rules!

al juhara said...

do you know what my favourite line ever is?
"Ankh Morpokh -we have an orangutan!"

from the Last Hero(of which I own ,mind you, the ILLUSTRATED one)(yes, drool!)and its where they have developed this space craft to take them to the end of the Disc and the Librarian has stowed away... it is ,for anyone with really slowwww RAM, the Terry version of HOUSTON we have(-aw i cant beleive I have to spell this out but there may be real UNINITIATES out there..)-a problem.

Chaar~Max said...

Envy envy....!!
BTW : Check out ur first blog entry!