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I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

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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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There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

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It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

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Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

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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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He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

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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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If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

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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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For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.

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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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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

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Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.

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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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