Quotes by Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

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, Hogfather

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

Other Great Authors


It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Mark Twain

Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation.

John Sturart Mill, Defence of Hedonism

...since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.

John Holt

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need.

John Dewey

Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson »

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about "unthinkable things" because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.

James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964 »