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Terry Pratchett on books and writing Quotes for Writers ( and people who like quotes)

Terry Pratchett in a yellow hat

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

photo credit: donielle via photopin cc

 

 

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9 comments on “Terry Pratchett on books and writing Quotes for Writers ( and people who like quotes)

  1. Madie_H
    March 15, 2015

    A really interesting selection of quotes that resonate with me. He seems to have been a beautiful mind

  2. Mira Prabhu
    March 15, 2015

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    Terry Pratchett on books and writing Quotes for Writers…thank you Bridget Whelan!

  3. A.K.Andrew @artyyah
    March 15, 2015

    This ones my favorite, but good post Bridget.
    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.

  4. catdownunder
    March 15, 2015

    It’s still magic even when you know how it’s done. (A Hat Full of Sky)

    • bridget whelan
      March 15, 2015

      That is brilliant. I think he is going to become a little like Mark Twain – if a comment is witty, we will assume Terry Pratchett said it…

  5. Kate McClelland
    November 6, 2016

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

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