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"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."
"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what 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 theory which states that this has already happened."
"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?"
"The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize- it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary- anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."
"You live and learn. At any rate, you live."
"I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day."
"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."
"The bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings."
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
"Ford... you're turning into a penguin. Stop it."
"So long, and thanks for all the fish."