If one meets Death as one imagined him, Mr Pratchett must have had a very interesting, probably even amusing encounter. I sincerely hope so.
I'll reread the Discworld novels 'till my own final day, and sorely miss the episodes that will never be written, to help me understand and cope with this crazy world we're dropped into. And if the Nobel Committee for Literature has any sense left, this would be the moment.
"...he was a satirist of the highest form and calibre. I still find it odd that he’s considered to this day a fantasy novelist, when his characters, his situations and his ideas are wonderfully human, and real. A writer like Sir Pratchett is very rare, and I’m proud that he was appreciated in his time. I hope that in the future the esteem in which we hold him grows even more.”
"Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."
"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."
"The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it."
from: Monstrous Regiment
"The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head."
"Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to."
"I have no use for people who have learned the limits of the possible."
"So much universe, and so little time."