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Zaphod felt he was teetering on the edge of madness and wondered if he shouldn't just jump over and have done with it.

Zaphod felt he was teetering on the edge of madness and wondered if he shouldn't just jump over and have done with it.


         

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.


         


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.


         

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

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


         


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.


         

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.


         

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.


         

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.


         

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.


         

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!


         

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.


         


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.


         

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.


         


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

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


         

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.


         

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

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


         

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.


         

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.


         

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.