So long, and thanks for all the fish.— Douglas Adams
Contentment Arthur Dent quotations
How many roads must a man walk down?
Ford... you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.
Marvin trudged on down the corridor, still moaning.
"...and then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side..." "No?" said Arthur grimly as he walked along beside him. "Really?" "Oh yes," said Marvin, "I mean I've asked for them to be replaced but no one ever listens." "I can imagine.
Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?" "Ask a glass of water."
Time is the worst place, so to speak, to get lost in, as Arthur Dent could testify, having been lost in both time and space a good deal. At least being lost in space kept you busy.
How do you feel?" he asked him. "Like a military academy," said Arthur. "Bits of me keep on passing out.
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 of 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.
I don't want to die now!" he yelled. "I've still got a headache! I don't want to go to heaven with a headache, I'd be all cross and wouldn't enjoy it!
The only person for whom the house was in any way special was Arthur Dent, and that was only because it happened to be the one he lived in.
Arthur felt happy. He was terribly pleased that the day was for once working out so much according to plan. Only twenty minutes ago he had decided he would go mad, and now here he was already chasing a Chesterfield sofa across the fields of prehistoric Earth.
Arthur Dent: What happens if I press this button? Ford Prefect: I wouldn't- Arthur Dent: Oh. Ford Prefect: What happened? Arthur Dent: A sign lit up, saying 'Please do not press this button again.