From the Hitchhiker's series:
"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. "
"Ah, " said Arthur, "this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. "
"He expanded his chest to make it totally clear that here was the sort of man you only dared to cross if you had a team of Sherpas with you. "
"He dropped his voice still lower. In the stillness, a fly would not have dared clear its throat. "
"The suit into which the man's body had been stuffed looked as if it's only purpose in life was to demonstrate how difficult it was to get this sort of body into a suit. "
"It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. "
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. "