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Sir Terry Pratchett in quotes

Sir Terry Pratchett died at home surrounded by family and his cat. Credit: PA Wire

Best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66 following a very public battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Here are a selection of his best quotes.

Legal or not, I intend to end my life on the lawn of my house with a glass of brandy in my hand.

– Sir Terry speaking in 2009

It is possible to live well with dementia and write best-sellers 'like wot I do.'

– On juggling life and work in May 2014

Oh dear me, the Booker people don't like me. I don't care. I have been given an award for being taken not seriously, and I am very, very pleased about that.

– The best-selling author speaking in 2012

If I had been Terry Pratchett the farmer, or Terry Pratchett the dentist, nobody would have paid any attention if I had announced I had Alzheimer's. But there is something fascinating about an author losing the power over words.

– On his Alzheimer's

There are times when phrases such as 'totally astonished' just don't do the job. I am, of course, delighted and honoured and, needless to say, flabbergasted".

– On being given a knighthood in 2009

It is probably easier to get drugs round the back of a bus station than it is to get medicines.

– On the provision of Alzheimer's drugs on the NHS

There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys".

– Sir Terry in June 2008

'In the world I live in, 'not worse' is nearly as good as 'better'''

– Sir Terry in 2009

I do take it off sometimes because how else is a man to shower?

– When asked if he ever takes his black hat off

Everybody dies, but it would be good to have a good death"

– Sir Terry on dying

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