You can do a lot worse than beginning your child’s love of reading by sharing the wonderful humour of Terry Pratchett with them.
Since today is the birthday of Sir Terence David John Pratchett, better known to the world as Discworld author Terry Pratchett (Happy Birthday, Sir Terry!), we’ve compiled a list of our favourite one-liners and wise remarks from the master of comic fantasy.
‘Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.’
– Foreword to The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1998) by David Pringle
‘A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.’
– The Fifth Elephant
‘When I was a child I read books far too old for me and sometimes far too young for me. Every reading child is different. Introduce them to the love of reading, show them the way to the library and let them get on with it. The space between the young reader’s eyeballs and the printed page is a holy place and officialdom…
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