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Deepak Shenoy @deepakshenoy
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In researching quotes, I found some absolute gems from Terry Pratchett. It's an honour to just read them. Some of them in this thread.
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” - 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.
“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” - Terry Pratchett

Oh. The simplicity of that line.
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” - Terry Pratchett

[To this day, I cannot understand why I never thought darkness was an actual thing]
“And what would humans be without love?"
RARE, said Death.” - Terry Pratchett.

[How do you do that? How do you write like that?]
“There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.” - Terry Pratchett.
“She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you.”

[Sounds like a few startups we know]
“Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.” - Terry Pratchett

[Possibly the best use of an education is to truly understand this sentence]
“Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out," said the shopkeeper. "That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person.”

Terry Pratchett. Which goes well with a mid-life crisis.
“There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do.” - Terry Pratchett.

[I wish he was born before religion]
“But here's some advice, boy. Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions.” - Terry Pratchett
"It's all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it's even possible to find out. It's all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It's all the wasted chances.” -

[the greatest tragedy,he says]
“When in doubt, choose to live.”

[It's utterly destroying to me when I hear of a suicide. That someone is in so much distress they would rather choose to not live. Indeed, the greatest tragedy is the wasted chances. Every suicide is, because of what could have been.]
"She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close." - Terry Pratchett.

[Ooh. There is sublime brilliance here.]
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