The difference between us and a computer is that, the computer is blindingly stupid, but it is capable of being stupid many, many million times a second.

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“Gravity,” said Dirk with a slightly dismissive shrug, “yes, there was that as well, I suppose. Though that, of course, was merely a discovery. It was there to be discovered.”
He took a penny out of his pocket and tossed it casually on to the pebbles that ran alongside the paved pathway. “You see?” he said, “They even keep it on at weekends. Someone was bound to notice sooner or later.”

“Life,” said Marvin dolefully, “loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it.”

Arthur glanced around him once more, and then down at himself, at the sweaty disheveled clothes he had been lying in the mud in on Thursday morning. “I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle,” he muttered to himself.

Talking to yourself is a sign of impending mental collapse.

what the game says when you call it an idiot

The great thing about being the only species that makes a distinction between right and wrong is that we can make up the rules for ourselves as we go along.