Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ode to Discworld

Well, really, this is an ode to the creator of Discworld, Sir Terry Pratchett. I don't usually recycle material here, but family commitments and other time demands made me decide to share these quotes I shared on my own author blog the week Sir Terry died.

We are all lucky to have lived in a time and place where Discworld came to our imaginations, from the imagination of Sir Terry Pratchett. He walked away with Death this month, but Discworld lives on. (As does the Long Earth, and of course, the prophecies of Agnes Nutter and other Good Omens.)
Some quotes from Sir Terry’s work and life that remind us of our good fortune:
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”
And finally, fittingly…
“DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”
Elizabeth Fountain is the author of An Alien's Guide to World Domination, a story inspired by Pratchett's ability to combine humor and science fiction with all-too-human characters. She blogs at Point No Point.

2 comments:

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Good quotes, right on the money!

Liz Fountain said...

He was an amazing writer and human being, from all accounts. Thanks, Julie!