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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, as in It's a nice day, or You are very tall or Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty foot well, are you all right?


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I'm a scientist and I know what constitutes proof. But the reason I call myself by my childhood name...
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I guess when [novels] started, most early novels were just sort of pornography: Apparently, most med...
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Watch?? I'm gonna pray, Man! Know any good religions?
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Ford? There's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for 'Ha...
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Some say that the universe is made so that when we are about to understand it, it changes into somet...
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And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man ...
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Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between differ...
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What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"Ask a glass of water!
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Zaphod felt he was teetering on the edge of madness and wondered if he shouldn't just jump over and ...
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Arthur felt happy. He was terribly pleased that the day was for once working out so much according t...
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Share and Enjoy' is the company motto of the hugely successful Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Compla...
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Now, the invention of the scientific method and science is, I'm sure we'll all agree, the most power...
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One of the extraordinary things about life is the sort of places it's prepared to put up with living...
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You know,' he said, sitting back, reflectively, 'it's at times like this that you kind of wonder if ...
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He had got himself a life. Now he had to find a purpose in it.
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A beach house isn't just real estate. It's a state of mind.
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I begged her, 'Please don't leave me stranded in the middle of some primitive zarking forest with no...
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What was the self-sacrifice?"
I jettisoned half of a much-loved and I think irreplaceable pair ...
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Ah, thank you,' said Ford. He and Arthur took their jynnan tonnyx. Arthur sipped his, and was surpri...
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He stood up straight and looked the world squarely in the fields and hills. To add weight to his wor...
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There were three of them, three police cars left askew across the road in a way that transcended mer...
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But for a moment Dirk had a sense of inifinite loss and sadness that somewhere among the frenzy of i...
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When the girl sitting at the next table looked away from a moment, Dirk leaned over and took her cof...
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Dennis Hutch had stepped up into the top seat when its founder had died of a lethal overdose of bric...
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The idea was fantastically, wildly improbable. But like most fantastically, wildly improbable ideas ...
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Yes, it is true that sometimes unusually intelligent and sensitive children can appear to be stupid....
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But the reason I call myself by my childhood name is to remind myself that a scientist must also be ...
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Well, let us say inexplicable. There is no point in using the word "impossible" to describe somethin...
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Zaphod did not want to tangle with them and, deciding that just as discretion is the better part of ...
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You barbarians!' he yelled. 'I'll sue the council for every penny it's got! I'll have you hung, draw...
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Look at a book. A book is the right size to be a book. They're solar-powered. If you drop them, ...
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The longest and most destructive party ever held is now into its fourth generation and still no one ...
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A doctor, a logician and a marine biologist had also just arrived, flown in at phenomenal expense fr...
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Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.
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A cup of tea would restore my normality."

[Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Screenpla...
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There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.
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I really didn't foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry. Not that that tel...
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Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may ...
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The car shot forward straight into the circle of light, and suddenly Arthur had a fairly clear idea ...
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In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch-Hiker's ...
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The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each ...
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One always overcompensates for disabilities. I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically remove...
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Life...is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy , and has a few pips in it, and some folks have...
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Come on, insisted Zaphod, I've found a way in.
In? said Arthur in horror.
Into the interior of...
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I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
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Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your ...
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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to under...
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It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, a...
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