Wen, the Eternally Surprised

The first question asked is, “Why was he eternally surprised?”

And they are told: “Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, re-created anew. Therefore, he understood, there is, in truth, no Past, only a memory of the Past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.”

in Terry Pratchett’s “Thief Of Time”


~ by khamael on October 22, 2007.

3 Responses to “Wen, the Eternally Surprised”

  1. Ah, I love this quote! As a note, you come up second on google for “Wen the eternally surprised”. Thanks for posting the entire quote.

  2. My favorite Terry Pratchett quote of all time 🙂 I live by it

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