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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.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

Life is wasted on the living.

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

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

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

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

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Space is 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 drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.

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

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Time is bunk.

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.