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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Life is wasted on the living.

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.

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

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

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?

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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

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.