My fave Douglas Adams quotes

text in italic is by Douglas Adams, [comments in brackets] are mine…
this is basically just one madness I wrote for my old site as “Abouts…” page, based on the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books 🙂

About the universe

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

[Then came the great-potatoes… and everyone’s been happy – fries for free, toenails bitting for free… you name it. Oh yeah, those were happier days.]

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

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

[But then… All of a sudden, someone wanted a ketchup on his/her fries, and there was a big shivering. And so, people were created, and this made lotsa people really angry… especially those left out in the creation, but also those created – each of them envied the other group. To stop all this fuzz, they made them do the ketchup, and some other goods, mainly required by the too-many-hands creatures. But this made people even more sad, and the sadness spread even further…]

– “Simple. I got very bored and depressed, so I went and plugged myself in to its external computer feed. I talked to the computer at great length and explained my view of the Universe to it,” – said Marvin.
– “And what happened?” – pressed Ford.
– “It committed suicide,” – said Marvin and stalked off…

About the world today…

[Wasn’t the history of universe depressing enough???]

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.

He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.

You can get first 3 books of HHGTG here.

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