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Friday, 2 January 2009

Quote of the week No. 11 : On reality

Minus two degrees at 8am. Dry, with a hard frost.

As a sometime writer of guides for travellers, I found this quote from Islington genius Douglas Adams (1952-2001) gloriously ironic :

"The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate."

I miss Douglas Adams.



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7 comments:

Braja said...

Touche...

LadyFi said...

Yes - I love Douglas Adams too.

What's more - he gave us the answer to the meaning of life! ;-)

Vanessa said...

That should be the stock answer when people write in with corrections to the book...mind you, I guess it wouldn't seem very funny if you discover your 'beachside' hotel is, in fact, 50 miles inland on a motorway slip road...

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Hi Vanessa -- oh yes, I remember that letter. He was pretty angry, wasn't he?

Another Kiran In NYC said...

What a lovely blog you have! I will be back often.

To you and yours, best wishes for a happy and peaceful New Year with clarity and contentment in all you do.

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

To Another Kiran in NYC -- thank-you for your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

LadyFi said...

Guess what? My husband was clearing out some old files on his work computer at the office and found all the original recordings of the radio show of The Hitchhiker's Guide!

Did you every listen to the radio shows? Hilarious!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Quote of the week No. 11 : On reality

Minus two degrees at 8am. Dry, with a hard frost.

As a sometime writer of guides for travellers, I found this quote from Islington genius Douglas Adams (1952-2001) gloriously ironic :

"The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate."

I miss Douglas Adams.



Click this link to buy this book.



Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008, 2009. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

7 comments:

Braja said...

Touche...

LadyFi said...

Yes - I love Douglas Adams too.

What's more - he gave us the answer to the meaning of life! ;-)

Vanessa said...

That should be the stock answer when people write in with corrections to the book...mind you, I guess it wouldn't seem very funny if you discover your 'beachside' hotel is, in fact, 50 miles inland on a motorway slip road...

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Hi Vanessa -- oh yes, I remember that letter. He was pretty angry, wasn't he?

Another Kiran In NYC said...

What a lovely blog you have! I will be back often.

To you and yours, best wishes for a happy and peaceful New Year with clarity and contentment in all you do.

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

To Another Kiran in NYC -- thank-you for your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

LadyFi said...

Guess what? My husband was clearing out some old files on his work computer at the office and found all the original recordings of the radio show of The Hitchhiker's Guide!

Did you every listen to the radio shows? Hilarious!