One of the funniest lines in the Movie version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is this little bit of philosophy. It speaks nicely to the failings of many belief systems. While an idea may support our Story, it often doesn’t actually serve us. I was surprised to discover I hadn’t posted this here yet…
“Perhaps I’m old and tired, but I think the chances of finding out whats really going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and keep yourself busy. I’d much rather be happy than right any day.”
“And are you?” asks Arthur
“Ahhhh, no (snorts). That’s where it all falls down of course.”
More great quotes from the flick:
Note: Don’t Panic is not Marvin’s line. It’s from the back cover of the Hitchhiker’s Guide.