Artemis had once seen Holly get into a fistfight with another elf who said her hair looked pretty, because she thought he was being sarcastic, as she was sporting a fresh crew cut on that particular day. Holly didn't go on many dates. Holly.
Exactly, Artemis, confirmed the bodyguard. Or, as we used to say in the Delta: we are running blindfolded into the kill box. Artemis's face fell. Kill box? Holly shot Butler a withering glance. Nicely put, big guy. Artemis's family lives in that kill box.
Other men look up and down, left and right; but men like us are different. We are visionaries.
And if history had taught any lessons it was that humans couldn't get along with anyone, even themselves.
Nobody ever got rich by wearing a heart on their sleeve, unless it was someone else's heart.
Sometimes plans don't translate smoothly from paper to real life.
A sprite came into my office the other day, and he had a bunch of microscopic hoop-worm larvae wriggling around his armpit. What is wrong with people?
That's the last order I'll ever give you Captain. Don't you dare ignore it.
In spite of what youngsters think, parents do not get a sneaky thrill out of punishing their children.
You need to stop thinking with your head, Mud Boy, and start thinking with your heart.
Man is the biggest threat to Earth. We gut the planet of its fossil fuels then turn those same fuels against the planet through global warming... The world's glaciers are losing as much as six feet of ice cover per annum, that's half a million square miles in the Arctic Ocean alone in the past thirty years.
I know what dissipate means, Arty. I'm not three, for heaven's sake.
Giving evidence against one's employers was the first step to unemployment.
No matter what dimension you're in, there's a big-headed male trying to take over the world.
Luckily, he had the memory span of a particularly dim goldfish, so with any luck he'd have forgotten all about the comment by the time they'd completed their mission.
As a child, Zaphod had been diagnosed with ADHDDAAADHD (ntm) ABT which stood for Always Dreaming His Dopey Days Away, Also Attention Deficit Hyperflactulance Disorder (not to mention) A Bit Thick.
Anything can be real. Every imaginable thing is happening somewhere along the dimensional axis. These things happen a billion times over with exactly the same outcome and no one learns anything. Whatever a person can think, imagine, wish for, or believe has already come to pass. Dreams come true all the time, just not for the dreamers.
Tea? At the beach? No time for luxuries, Holly. There is important work to be done. He winked at Butler.
Oh, I'm crazy all right. I do have plenty of psychoses. Multiple personality, delusional dementia, OCD. I've got them all, but most of all, I'm crazy about you.
Yes. Because every family needs a laser for thier family jet.
In fact, he was barely a man anymore. He was the devil. And sooner or later the devil destroyed everything in his reach. It was his nature.
Satan was crouched in the corner of his office, playing a gameboy, 'Die alien scum' he was saying feverishly..
But even though there were plenty of teeth in the grin, there was no heart.
Maybe I'll keep you. Abbot chuckled and prodded Artemis's back with his sword. It'd be nice to have a pet human around. I could teach you tricks.
I have lived long enough to realize that there is no such thing as perfect love. That's too long.
Butler struggled from a tiny fairy chair. Right, enough talk. I think it's time Mister Vassikin was introduced to my friend, Mister Fist.
He had seen bigger men than he with mummy's handkerchief clutched in on hand and a bloody dagger in the other.
One loose rivet or cracked weld line would have been enough to allow a few atmospheres to squirt out, and the ship would have been crushed like a soda can in the hand of a giant who was immensely strong and didn't like soda cans.
If you were me, then I'd be you, and if I were you, then I'd hide somewhere far away.
I am unarmed. But Butler here, my ...ah...butler, has a Sig Saucer in his shoulder holster, two shrike-throwing knives in his boots, aderringer two-shot up his sleeve, garrotte wire in his watch, and three stun greanades concealed in variouse pockets. Anything else, Butler?
They have gone. And the tunnel is about to close. So, boys, I am looking for someone to blame.
And how would sirs like their steak? Rare, said Ford. So rare a vet with some shock paddles could revive it.
The person who sat the kid down on the breadboard to cut off thier diaper with a huge knife was the most elderly person in the family, who was blind in one eye..and had the shakes....of course the kids uncouncious, He's lost two pints of blood!
The problem is that I know the textbook answers to any question you care to ask.
Either that boy is the sanest creature on Earth, he thought, or he is so disturbed that our tests cannot even begin to scratch the surface.
I am older and have more control over my empathy,' said Qwan. 'That's why I didn't throw up.' And having said that, he threw up.
When the moment comes, will you take your chance to be a hero?
Don't feel bad; I regularly reduce people to unintelligible stammers.
Now, my little leech, do your nasty work for Aunt Opal, and I will reward you by squeezing your innards into a bucket. He sighed. Why are all my best lines wasted on annelids?