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My Turn: Don’t hesitate to get lost


August 29, 2013

My favorite quotes thus far from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series:

  • “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 which states that this has already happened.”
  • “In the beginning the universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
  • “... the average Vogan (type of alien species) will not think twice before doing something so pointlessly hideous to you that you will wish you had never been born — or (if you are a clearer minded thinker) that the Vogan had never been born.”
  • When referring to a sign with a company motto, “Share and enjoy,” having fallen through a roof:
“The protruding upper halves of the letters now appear, in the local language, to read ‘Go stick your head in a pig,’ and are no longer illuminated, except at times of special celebration.”
  • “Very good, very deep. Right now, I need aphorisms like I need holes in my heads.”
  • “If you ever find you need help again, you know, if you’re in trouble, need a hand out of a tight corner ...”

“Please don’t hesitate to get lost.”

Alisa Boswell loves literature and movies and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.


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