In light of the recent movie release of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy here are some quotes from Douglas Adams, the humanist author of the book of the same name which inspired the movie:
In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"So what do we do if we get bitten by something deadly, then?"
He blinked at me as if I was stupid.
"Well what do you think you do?" he said. "You die of course. That's what deadly means." - Last Chance to See
Even the sceptical mind must be prepared to accept the unacceptable when there is no alternative. 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.- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody 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. - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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. - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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