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From Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe (chapter 18, lifted verbatim from one of the many verbatim copies of it to be found kicking around on the web):

Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.