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Warwick University - 10 November 94


...and then I realised that ..mad welsh sports master.. was a tautology
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
I have been told the Discworld is a weird place ... I never thought of a turtle as a natural form of astrological perambulation.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
In the 19(somethings) they built nuclear power stations so that people could enjoy the white heat of technology up close.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
The Little Library ... a bookshop which sold pornographic magazines, and science fiction magazines. I went in there every day after school and came out with my satchel bulging.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
... most SF writers are small blokes; they spent a lot of time grubbing around on the floor for old SF mags, not stretching up to the top shelf for pornography ... As an aside Douglas Adams is quite tall ...
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
... you could communicate with the dead by taping on a ZX Spectrum keyboard.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
Sci Fi and Fantasy gave me the best possible education, 'cause it was one I didn't know about.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
I try to make computers say things like "You have 60 seconds to achieve safe distance"
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
Baby orang-otans look like surprised coconuts.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
... there was a 27 year old, male orang-otan - a 5ft cube of muscle knuckling towards us - if he was The Librarian you would never take books back late.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
It would be an insult to oysters to say they (those who were going to do the Mort film) had the brains of a mollusc - I'm hanging on until I find someone higher up the food chain.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
I had a beard before I was bald - I don't beleive in the compensation theorem, but I still have an old Ford car ...
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
I get serious letters from university students, asking questions for a project they are doing - these are not much different from those I get from school-children (written in green crayon), except the writing is a little worse.
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
... I would like to live in Ankh-Morpork, 'cause it all works ... but anywhere a long way from Granny Weatherwax would be good ...
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
... the TV AM crew were livid that there was no nuclear accident ...
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)
It's bloody second-hand
-- Terry Pratchett, Warwick Uni (10.11.94)

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