The 10 Best Quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The 10 Best Quotes from <i>The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i>

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy begins by emphasizing the insignificance of our solar system—a fitting opening for an epic spanning the entirety of space and time. But the first book in Douglas Adams’ series reads more comedic than pessimistic, offering amusing gems like “the ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.” In celebration of Adams’ birthday today, we rounded up 10 of the “best” (i.e. “funniest”) quotes from his beloved novel.