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Douglas Adams Quotes: "Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do."

Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.




Douglas Adams Quotes: "He wondered if it was safe to grin. Very slowly and carefully, he grinned. It was safe."

He wondered if it was safe to grin. Very slowly and carefully, he grinned. It was safe.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "People who need to bully you are the easiest to push around."

People who need to bully you are the easiest to push around.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "After five seconds there was a click, and the entire Universe was there in the box with him."

After five seconds there was a click, and the entire Universe was there in the box with him.




Douglas Adams Quotes: "If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat."

If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Rather than arriving five hours late and flustered, it would be better all around if he were to arrive five hours and a few extra minutes late, but triumphantly in command."

Rather than arriving five hours late and flustered, it would be better all around if he were to arrive five hours and a few extra minutes late, but triumphantly in command.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Life, ” said Marvin dolefully, “loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it."

Life, ” said Marvin dolefully, “loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it.




Douglas Adams Quotes: "Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was."Is there any tea on this spaceship?" he asked."

Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was."Is there any tea on this spaceship?" he asked.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!



Douglas Adams Quotes: "The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Shee, you guys are so unhip it's a wonder your bums don't fall off."

Shee, you guys are so unhip it's a wonder your bums don't fall off.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "This must be Thursday, ' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays."

This must be Thursday, ' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays.





Douglas Adams Quotes: "We have a saying up here. ‘Life is wasted on the living."

We have a saying up here. ‘Life is wasted on the living.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "He would insult the Universe. That is, he would insult everybody in it. Individually, personally, one by one, and (this was the thing he really decided to grit his teeth over) in alphabetical order."

He would insult the Universe. That is, he would insult everybody in it. Individually, personally, one by one, and (this was the thing he really decided to grit his teeth over) in alphabetical order.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays"

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Zaphod did not want to tangle with them and, deciding that just as discretion is the better part of valor, so was cowardice is the better part of discretion, he valiantly hid himself in a closet."

Zaphod did not want to tangle with them and, deciding that just as discretion is the better part of valor, so was cowardice is the better part of discretion, he valiantly hid himself in a closet.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."

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



Douglas Adams Quotes: "The main reception foyer was almost empty but Ford nevertheless weaved his way through it."

The main reception foyer was almost empty but Ford nevertheless weaved his way through it.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Ford Prefect suppressed a little giggle of evil satisfaction, realized that he had no reason to suppress it, and laughed out loud, a wicked laugh."

Ford Prefect suppressed a little giggle of evil satisfaction, realized that he had no reason to suppress it, and laughed out loud, a wicked laugh.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Zaphod had never heard of this. He believed that he had heard of all the fun things in the Galaxy, so he assumed that the Total Perspective Vortex was not fun."

Zaphod had never heard of this. He believed that he had heard of all the fun things in the Galaxy, so he assumed that the Total Perspective Vortex was not fun.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be the perfect time to disembark."

This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be the perfect time to disembark.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "What's up?" [asked Ford.]"I don't know, " said Marvin, "I've never been there."

What's up?" [asked Ford.]"I don't know, " said Marvin, "I've never been there.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Trillian did a little research in the ship's copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It had some advice to offer on drunkenness. "Go to it, " it said, "and good luck."

Trillian did a little research in the ship's copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It had some advice to offer on drunkenness. "Go to it, " it said, "and good luck.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before--and thus was the Empire forged."

And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before--and thus was the Empire forged.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "The best conversation I had was over forty million years ago, ' continued Marvin.Again the pause. 'Oh d—''And that was with a coffee machine.' He waited."

The best conversation I had was over forty million years ago, ' continued Marvin.Again the pause. 'Oh d—''And that was with a coffee machine.' He waited.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Perhaps they are singing songs to you, ' he said, 'and I just think they’re asking me questions.' He paused again. Sometimes he would pause for days, just to see what it was like."

Perhaps they are singing songs to you, ' he said, 'and I just think they’re asking me questions.' He paused again. Sometimes he would pause for days, just to see what it was like.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?"

Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?



Douglas Adams Quotes: "When I was young I used to have this nightmare about dying. I used to lie awake at night screaming. All my schoolfriends went to heaven or hell, and I was sent to Southend."

When I was young I used to have this nightmare about dying. I used to lie awake at night screaming. All my schoolfriends went to heaven or hell, and I was sent to Southend.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "But what about the End of the Universe? We'll miss the big moment."I've seen it. It's rubbish, " said Zaphod, "nothing but a gnab gib."A what?"Opposite of a big bang. Come on, let's get zappy."

But what about the End of the Universe? We'll miss the big moment."I've seen it. It's rubbish, " said Zaphod, "nothing but a gnab gib."A what?"Opposite of a big bang. Come on, let's get zappy.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."

A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose."

Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "But now he felt as if the whole world were tipping backwards over his head, and this, he couldn’t help feeling, was a very worrying thing for the world to do."

But now he felt as if the whole world were tipping backwards over his head, and this, he couldn’t help feeling, was a very worrying thing for the world to do.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Aberystwyth (n.)A nostalgic yearning which is in itself more pleasant than the thing being yearned for."

Aberystwyth (n.)A nostalgic yearning which is in itself more pleasant than the thing being yearned for.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks."

The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "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."

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.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79."

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands."

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport."

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."

A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "There was a point to this story, but it has temporarily escaped the chronicler's mind."

There was a point to this story, but it has temporarily escaped the chronicler's mind.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "Time is bunk."

Time is bunk.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it."

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.



Douglas Adams Quotes: "He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife."

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.