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“pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn’t be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid.”
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“a big yellow bulldozer that was advancing up his garden path.”
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“Whatever your tastes, Magrathea can cater for you. We are not proud.”
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“carbon-based bipedal”
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“I don’t go around gratuitously shooting people and then bragging about it afterward in seedy space-rangers bars, like some cops I could mention! I go around shooting people gratuitously and then I agonize about it afterward for hours to my girlfriend!”
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“monkey. I went along for the ride because I’d got some very safe money on him not doing it, and didn’t want him coming back with fake evidence.”
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“But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months.”
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“A steel door closed and the captain was on his own again. He hummed quietly and mused to himself, lightly fingering his notebook of verses. “Hmmm,” he said, “counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor …” He considered this for a moment, and then closed the book with a grim smile. “Death’s too good for them,” he said.”
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“It’s only half completed, I’m afraid—we haven’t even finished burying the artificial dinosaur skeletons in the crust”
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“Some factual information for you. Have you any idea how much damage that bulldozer would suffer if I just let it roll straight over you?” “How much?” said Arthur. “None at all,”
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“worked hard to blend himself into Earth society—with,”
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“Well, I mean, yes idealism, yes the dignity of pure research, yes the pursuit of truth in all its forms, but there comes a point I’m afraid where you begin to suspect that if there’s any real truth, it’s that the entire multidimensional infinity of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs. And if it comes to a choice between spending yet another ten million years finding that out, and on the other hand just taking the money and running, then I for one could do with the exercise,” said Frankie.”
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“As soon as a predetermined quantity had been consumed, the final loser would have to perform a forfeit, which was usually obscenely biological. Ford Prefect usually played to lose.”
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“the main reason he had had such a wild and successful life was that he never really understood the significance of anything he did.”
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“The argument goes something like this: “I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.” ‘“But,” says Man, “the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn’t it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don’t. QED.” ‘“Oh dear,” says God, “I hadn’t thought of that,” and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. ‘“Oh, that was easy,” says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.”
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“the occasional new ploy such as the For the Public Good talk, or the March of Progress talk, the They Knocked My House Down Once You Know, Never Looked Back talk and various other cajoleries and threats; and it was the bulldozer drivers’ accepted role to sit around drinking coffee and experimenting with union regulations to see how they could turn the situation to their financial advantage.”
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“But thanks for taking an interest,” said the Vogon guard. “Bye now.”
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“McDonald's, he thought. There is no longer any such thing as a McDonald's hamburger. He passed out.”
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“stared fixedly into the sky like a rabbit trying to get run over by a car.”
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“He attacked everything in life with a mixture of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence and it was often difficult to tell which was which. Arthur”
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“Two contestants would sit either side of a table, with a glass in front of each of them.”
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“had come to suspect that the main reason he had had such a wild and successful life was that he never really understood the significance of anything he did.”
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“But how are you, metalman?” said Ford. “Very depressed.”
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“I’m sure we can come to some arrangement,” said Ford. “Excuse me!” he shouted.”
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“(who was arguing with a spokesman for the bulldozer drivers about whether or not Arthur Dent constituted a mental health hazard, and how much they should get paid if he did)”
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“from the tiny spaceport on Easter Island (the name was an entirely meaningless coincidence—in Galacticspeke, easter means small, flat and light-brown) to the Heart of Gold island, which by another meaningless coincidence was called France. One of the side effects of work on the Heart of Gold was a whole string of pretty meaningless coincidences.”
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“Zaphod Beeblebrox, adventurer, ex-hippie, good-timer, (crook? quite possibly), manic self-publicist, terribly bad at personal relationships, often thought to be completely out to lunch. President?”
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“And are you not,” said Fook, leaning anxiously forward, “a greater analyst than the Googleplex Star Thinker in the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity which can calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle throughout a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard?”
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“Hey,” he said, “I thought you said you didn’t want to shoot us!” and ducked again. They waited. After a moment a voice replied, “It isn’t easy being a cop!”
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“Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you all right?”
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