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About Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett was an English author famous for his numerous fantasy novels such as 1990's Good Omens and 2008's Nation. He was best known for his comic fantasy book series Discworld. The Discworld novels were translated into several dozens of languages and sold tens of millions of copies all over the world.
He was married to Lyn Purves from 1968 until his death in 2015. The marriage produced a daughter named Rhianna Pratchett, who followed her father's footsteps and became a writer.
Prior to receiving his knighthood in 2009, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998. In 2010, he was awarded the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
He suffered from Alzheimer's disease before his death.
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Famous quotes by Terry Pratchett
I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost.Terry Pratchett
I believe it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer.Terry Pratchett
I've always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated.Terry Pratchett
In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.Terry Pratchett
It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational - and I'm speaking the written science fiction, not 'Star Trek.' Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they're clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff.Terry Pratchett
It seems sensible to me that we should look to the medical profession, that over the centuries has helped us to live longer and healthier lives, to help us die peacefully among our loved ones in our own home without a long stay in God's waiting room.Terry Pratchett
It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.Terry Pratchett
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.Terry Pratchett
Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.Terry Pratchett
The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can't so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?Terry Pratchett
The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.Terry Pratchett
The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.Terry Pratchett
The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.Terry Pratchett
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.Terry Pratchett
There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I've been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony.Terry Pratchett
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's Popularity
Terry Pratchett was a famous English author, who was born on April 28, 1948. As a person born on this date, Terry Pratchett is listed in our database as the 16th most popular celebrity for the day (April 28) and the 26th most popular for the year (1948).
People born on April 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Terry Pratchett is the 409th most popular Taurus.
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