Hey, Kid, You Just Saved Our Lives, You Know That?" "Oh, Well, It Was Nothing Really.
"Hey, kid, you just saved our lives, you know that?"
"Oh, well, it was nothing really...."
"Was it? Oh well, forget it then."
-- Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
The point is...that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad.
You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later....
Just believe everything I tell you, and it will all be very, very simple.
"Ah, well, I'm not sure I believe that....
Well, here's something to occupy you and keep your mind off things.
-It won't work, I have an exceptionally large mind....
What a wonderfully exciting cough! Do you mind if I join you?
-- Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
Life...loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it.
-- Marvin, the Paranoid Android -- Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
Okay," the computer continued. "Here's an interesting little notion.
Did you realize that most people's lives are governed by telephone numbers?...
Space is big. Really 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 chemist, but that's just peanuts to space....
Hey, er..." said Zaphod, "what's your name?" The man looked at them doubtfully.
"I don't know. Why, do you think I should have one?...