Funny writers are weirdly rare. There’s Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, um. J. K. Rowling writes funny things sometimes. Oh, Douglas Adams! Steve Martin wrote a book. Amy Schumer too.
As far as recent stuff goes, there may be no funnier writer than Terry Pratchett. His Discworld series is like a beefed up Hitchhiker’s Guide. It features a big turtle floating in space. But what Pratchett is best known for are his witticisms.
1. It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.
2. In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
3. Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.
4. Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
5. Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
6. In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
7. If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.
8. It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.
9. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
10. “And what would humans be without love?”
RARE, said Death.
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