„You would probably not say that he was sleeping the sleep of the just, unless you meant the just asleep, but it was certainly the sleep of someone who was not fooling about when he climbed into bed of a night and turned off the light.“

—  Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Quelle: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), Ch. 3

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p. 83. https://archive.org/stream/cu31924027924509#page/n113/mode/1up
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