Source: Commons Wikimedia Org

Source: Commons Wikimedia Org

A legend of the literary world died on March the 12th. Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned English fantasy writer, died aged 66 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for eight years. Perhaps best known for his Discworld series, he wrote more than 70 books which have been translated into 37 languages.

To honour Sir Terry’s wit and wisdom, here are ten of our favourite quotes.

It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.

If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.

It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.

It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you’re attempting can’t be done.

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.

I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course I could be wrong.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

So much universe, and so little time.

I like being a writer.

A ‘Just Giving’ page donating to the Research Institute to the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory: