Check out the Wikiquote entry for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – it’s broken down by chapters, and comes to around 8,500 words. That’s a lot of quotes. And that’s just from the first book in the Hitchhiker trilogy (of four books), mind you. Clearly, fans take their Hitchhiker quotes seriously. And despite that length, it still didn’t have the quote I was looking for, about Ford Prefect not actually being an out of work actor from Guilford as he usually claimed, but rather being from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse….