Thursday, August 09, 2012

Thursday extracts: what dolphins think

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons.

(the late, great) Douglas Adams
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

There's nothing I can add to this man's talent.


Sandra Davies said...

Yet another book I mean to re-read ...

snafu said...

Always worth a quote, sadly he is no more. One of my favourites is the one where Arthur Dent says 'he wished he had listened to his mother' When asked why, what did she say? He says, 'I don't know I didn't listen'.