For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer
The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.
We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
God's Final Message to His Creation: 'We apologize for the inconvenience.
It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
There are some people you like immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some that you simply want to push away from you with a sharp stick.
A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.
I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?
My universe is my eyes and my ears. Anything else is hearsay.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training.
I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.
Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.
Capital Letters Were Always The Best Way Of Dealing With Things You Didn't Have A Good Answer To.