'Civilised life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.'
- J.G. Ballard
I'm not as think as I stoned I am.
'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 they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.'
- Dirk Gently
'Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.'
"Might and Glory
gonna be my name"
– Douglas Adams
this is a big anniversary of the publication of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, my copy of which is apparently in an alternate universe, so somebody weigh in with some immortal words from Douglas Adams here...
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
– Groucho Marx
'If you were to put all the arteries and veins and capillaries out end to end, that man would probably die.'
- Eric Morecambe
"Every good friend once was a
Lucky Numbers 25, 55, 8, 17, 54, 1