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Some funny quotes

July 25, 2010

I love Douglas Adams’ book “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, as well as the rest of the books in the series. Here are some memorable quotes either from Adams himself, or from the books. BTW, if you’ve not read the series you should go to the bookstore and get them immediately. If you’re a fan of Monty Python-ish/British humor you’re going to love them.

“What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can’t move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn’t been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won’t be troubling you much longer.”

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”

“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.”

“`You know,’ said Arthur, `it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die from asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.’
`Why, what did she tell you?’
`I don’t know, I didn’t listen.’

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

“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.”

“Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem “Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning” four of his audience died of internal hemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one of his own legs off.”

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