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Terry Pratchett Facts

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which he wrote two books a year on average. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-readership novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days. Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010. (1948 – 2015)

Quotes by Terry Pratchett

First, never, ever apologize for anything that doesn’t need apologizing for,’ said Glenda. ‘And especially never apologize for just being yourself.
Terry Pratchett

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Terry Pratchett

It is a well-known fact in any organization that, if you want a job done, you should give it to someone who is already very busy.
Terry Pratchett

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.
Terry Pratchett

More important right now was what kind of truth he was going to have to impart to his colleagues, and he decided not on the whole truth, but instead on nothing but the truth, which dispensed with the need for honesty.
Terry Pratchett

One of those glittery dreams sold by Bu-bubble and other junk, where all you had to do to be famous was just ‘be yourself’.
Terry Pratchett

They think that because I can do what I like I can do what I like.
Terry Pratchett

What went wrong? I’ll tell you what went wrong! When you got there, there was no there there.
Terry Pratchett

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