A strange title but I've just been watching some of the Winter Olympics moguls action and...well...their poor knees! Ow!
So I've completely failed to blog for a couple of months and this is my first post of 2018. Is it too late to say Happy New Year and Merry (belated) Christmas?! Hope you had great ones!
A few weeks ago, I was updating my Goodreads profile and it asked what some of my favourite quotes were and, unsurprisingly (if you know me), pretty much all of them were from the HGTTG books, so I thought I'd share them with you:
“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen.”
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
And, on that note, I shall wrap up my first post of 2018 (in which I've stolen most of my content from the late, great Mr Adams) and try not to leave it so long until the next one.
Cheerio. Enjoy the Olympics (even the moguls (watch it through your fingers*)). Helen
*Or on the TV.