Terry Pratchett on books and writing Quotes for Writers ( and people who like quotes)
Too many people want to have written.
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
The space between the young readers eyeballs and the printed page is a holy place and officialdom should trample all over it at their peril.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
While a book has got to be worthwhile from the point of view of the reader it’s got to be worthwhile from the point of view of the writer as well.
And finally one I’ve included just because I like it…
Oh dear, I’m feeling political today. It’s just that it’s dawned on me that ‘zero tolerance’ only seems to mean putting extra police in poor, run-down areas, and not in the Stock Exchange.
Sir Terry Pratchett died on Thursday March 12th. He wrote over 70 books and the last one was completed in the summer of 2014.
A Just Giving page donating to the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory: http://www.justgiving.com/Terry-Pratchett His Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/Pratchett
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