The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival,Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. “For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?

Will you stop counting!’ snarled Zaphod.
‘Yes,’ said Ford Prefect, ‘in three minutes and thirty-five seconds.

When it’s fall in New York, the air smells as if someone’s been frying goats in it, and if you are keen to breathe, the best plan is to open a window and stick your head in a building.

Or you can turn your figures into, for instance, a flock of seagulls, and the formation they fly in and the way in which the wings of each gull beat will be determined by the performance of each division of your company.

I think he probably wants you to play Scrabble with him again,’ said Ford, ‘he’s pointing to the letters.’
‘Probably spelt crzjgrdwldiwdc again, I keep on telling him there’s only one g in crzjgrdwldiwdc.

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