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Terry Pratchett

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Nanny's philosophy of life was to do what seemed like a good idea at the time, and do it as hard as possible. It had never let her down.”

“His progress through life was hampered by his tremendous sense of his own ignorance, a disability which affects all too few.”

“People who didn't need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn't need people.”

“-Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? -Certainly. I'd know me anywhere.”

“You know, you're rather amusingly wrong.”

“the IQ of a mob is the IQ of its most stupid member divided by the number of mobsters,”

“Well, basically there are two sorts of opera," said Nanny, who also had the true witch's ability to be confidently expert on the basis of no experience whatsoever. "There's your heavy opera, where basically people sing foreign and it goes like "Oh oh oh, I am dyin', oh I am dyin', oh oh oh, that's what I'm doin'", and there's your light opera, where they sing in foreign and it basically goes "Beer! Beer! Beer! Beer! I like to drink lots of beer!", although sometimes they drink champagne instead. That's basically all of opera, reely.”

“But that was just it - hate was exactly the right word. Hate is a force of attraction. Hate is just love with its back turned.”

“The Departure Aria, a very important and romantic song - This damn door sticks, This damn door sticks It sticks no matter what I do. It is marked 'pull' and indeed I am pulling Perhaps it should be marked 'push'?”

“Walter Plinge said: "You know she asked me a very silly question Mrs Ogg! It was a silly question any fool knows the answer!" "Oh, yes," said Nanny. "About houses on fire, I expect..." "Yes! What would I take out of our house if it was on fire!" "I expect you were a good boy and said you'd take your mum," said Nanny. "No! My mum would take herself!" "What would you take out then, Walter?" Nanny said. "The fire!”

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