You didn’t usually get crocodiles serving behind a bar, but everyone else in this cavern of a place seemed to think it was perfectly normal. Mind you, the people in the bar included three sheep in overalls and a couple of kangaroos playing darts. And they weren’t exactly sheep. They looked more like, well . . . human sheep. Sticking-out ears, white curls, a definite sheepish look, but standing upright, with hands. And he was pretty sure that there was no way you could get a cross between a human and a sheep. If there was, people would definitely have found out by now, especially in the more isolated rural districts.
You can see that the man knew his writing and can see some wisdom in his words. The reason I love his work is simple : He always try to deliver a message but at the same time loves to make people laugh. To prove it here is my favourite quote from when I was a student :
Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
His point on immortality :
“Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.”
Also some of his point are not so funny but completely true :
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom
And the last one which can perfectly describe the world now :
The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it
To finish this post I would just like to say thank you to the late author. For me you are the inspiration to a lot of people especially because you never let fame get to you and you stayed true to yourself and your fans.
If you want to see more quotes from Terry you can see them here