August 07, 2013

Fantasy vs. Reality

Ahh... yes... I found it. A friend of mine sent me this quote, from a book by Douglas Adams. It's his detective book. My friend said the quote goes like this:

There is a huge difference between not liking someone, even disliking them a lot, and shooting them, strangling them, and dragging their body back to their house and setting their house on fire. It is a difference that keeps most of the world's population alive on a daily basis.

That shooting house burning list... yeah... there are names in my fantasy world.

Posted by Boudicca at August 7, 2013 08:46 PM

Ah. Dirk Gently.
Good quote too.
I hear bbc has a series based loosely on that Douglas Adams character.

Posted by: K-nine at August 7, 2013 09:41 PM

“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Posted by: K-nine at August 7, 2013 09:48 PM

I watched a show (can't remember what it was) and the main character had to have a psych eval. He was asked if he ever thought of killing himself. He replied that there was a lot of other people he'd want to kill first before he'd think about killing himself.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at August 7, 2013 09:49 PM

I knew I had seen it somewhere, but couldn't remember where. I love Douglas Adams but most especially the first 3 books of the Hitchhiker's Guide. Guess I need to grab the Dirk Gently books again. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at August 8, 2013 11:55 AM

... I love Adams.... his quote about deadlines has always cracked me up!

Posted by: Eric at August 11, 2013 01:41 PM