We’re not obsessed by anything, you see. […] And that’s the deciding factor. We can’t win against obsession. They care, we don’t. They win.Ford Perfect (Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything, ch. 16)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything (Ch. 11)