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Favourite Quotes from the Hitchhiker books



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 323 ✭✭emigrate2012

    He's temporarily dead,for tax reasons.

    If the universe ever ended,it would be immediately replaced with something even more strange and inexplicable.

    The man truly was an absurd genius,really who hasnt thought of introducing themselves as Wonko the Sane,just to se the look of utter confusion?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,105 ✭✭✭Kivaro

    WooHoo, I just found this thread.

    “Life is wasted on the living.”

    “I'm so great even I get tongue-tied talking to myself.”

    The waiter approached.
    'Would you like to see the menu?' he said. 'Or would you like to meet the Dish of the Day?'
    'That’s cool,' said Zaphod. 'We'll meet the meat.”

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,176 ✭✭✭✭jimgoose

    Bowerick Wowbagger is my kind of peculiarly tall, green alien:

    "You, Mr. President, are the most philosophunculistic, moronic, steatopygic excuse for a politician that it has ever been my good fortune to not vote for, and if I thought for one second that this crappy Universe deserved any better, then I would pay, out of my own pocket you understand, to have you assassinated."

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,875 ✭✭✭✭MugMugs

    My all time favourite

    "we'll see who rusts first"

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,238 ✭✭✭humbert

    Sparks43 wrote: »
    Best passage of the book imho
    But an infinite number minus a finite number would be an infinite number.

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 323 ✭✭emigrate2012

    I may be wrong with this but....... 42,I think I get it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 728 ✭✭✭Hesh's Umpire

    Arthur: If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it?
    Ford: We're safe.
    Arthur: Oh good.
    Ford: We're in a small galley cabin in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet.
    Arthur: Ah, this is obviously some strange use of the word safe that I wasn't previously aware of.”

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,016 ✭✭✭CreepingDeath

    Had to add these...
    And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had
    been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to
    people for a change
    , one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in
    Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all
    this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and
    happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have
    to get nailed to anything.
    Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about
    it, a terribly stupid catastrophe occurred, and the idea was lost forever.
    This is not her story.

    And from "So long, and thanks for all the fish" about Arthur and Fenchurch joining the mile high club on the wing of an airplane while themselves flying...
    Mrs E. Kapelsen of Boston, Massachusetts was an elderly lady,
    indeed, she felt her life was nearly at an end. She had seen a
    lot of it, been puzzled by some, but, she was a little uneasy to
    feel at this late stage, bored by too much. It had all been very
    pleasant, but perhaps a little too explicable, a little too

    With a sigh she flipped up the little plastic window shutter and
    looked out over the wing.

    At first she thought she ought to call the stewardess, but then
    she thought no, damn it, definitely not, this was for her, and
    her alone.

    By the time her two inexplicable people finally slipped back off
    the wing and tumbled into the slipstream she had cheered up an
    awful lot.

    She was mostly immensely relieved to think that virtually
    everything that anybody had ever told her was wrong.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭Chris Martin

    Spent ages looking through books trying to find it after spotting thread earlier, just a witty line that had me smiling..

    "'Bet you're surprised to see me again,' said the monster, which Arthur couldn't help thinking was a strange remark for it to make, seeing as he had never met the creature before. He could tell that he hadn't met the creature before from the simple fact that he was able to sleep at night."