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

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I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
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I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?
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#English Writer #Fish

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We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
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Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules
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#News

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What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.
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It is known that there are an infinte number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
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This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
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In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
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He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
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Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.
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#Ford

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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#English Writer #Appreciation

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If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.
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We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.
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I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
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#English Writer #Believe

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

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Why can't people just learn to live together in peace and harmony?' said Arthur. / Ford gave a loud, very hollow laugh. / 'Forty-two!' he said with a malicious grin, 'No, doesn't work. Never mind.
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#Harmony

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In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola
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#Brick

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It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear
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The story goes that I first had the idea for THHGTTGalaxy while lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck
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#Drunk