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British comic Writer, 1952-2001
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Some say that the universe is made so that when we are about to understand it, it changes into something even more incomprehensible. And then there are those who say that this has already happened.
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Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.
Space
That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.
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The Answer to the Great Question Of.....Life, the Universe and Everything.....(is) Forty-two.
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The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
Conversation
The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
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The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.
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The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.
Impossibility
The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Learning
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79
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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair
Errors
The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
Mind
The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.
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The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola
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The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
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The story goes that I first had the idea for THHGTTGalaxy while lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck
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There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling.
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There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.
BizarreFunnyInexplicableT-ShirtTheoryUniverse
This planet has -- or rather had -- a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Time
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