Quoting Hitchhiker’s Guide

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 at 12:00 am

I haven’t the energy for a really useful post, so instead I will give you a crash course in quoting The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

“Ford, there’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve just worked out.”

“Did you realize that most people’s lives are governed by telephone numbers?”

“I can work out your personality problems to ten decimal places if it will help.”

“Come,” called the old man, “come now or you will be late.”
“Late?” said Arthur. “What for?”
“What is your name, human?”
“Dent. Arthur Dent,” said Arthur.
“Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent,” said the old man sternly. “It’s a sort of threat.”

“But in fact, the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish.

“There are of course many problems connected with life, of which the most popular are Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?”

“The Answer to the Great Question…Of Life, the Universe and Everything…Is…Is…Forty-two,” said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.

“Potential Questions for the answer to the great question of Life, the Universe and Everything: ‘What’s yellow and dangerous?’ Forty-two Nah. ‘What do you get if you multiply six by seven?’ Forty-two Too literal. I got it! ‘How many roads must a man walk down?’ Forty-two. That’s it!”

“The note said, ‘This is probably the best button to push.'”

This book is awesome. You should read it. I’m using it to procrastinate studying for Biochemistry. And it works just great. It’s hilarious. It’s inane. It’s insane. It’s too true. You really, really should read it.

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