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"He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it."

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

"Life is wasted on the living."
Life

"He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife."
Religion

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."

"The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
Religion

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

"The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks."

"It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too."

"He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it..."

"He shifted his weight from foot to foot, but it was equally uncomfortable on each."

"His study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library."

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."

"You live and learn. At any rate, you live."

"If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandonded this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working."

"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

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