I like the quote:
I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe.
It seems to sum up some of the weird things and coincidences I encounter in life. The quote is allegedly from Douglas Adams, and it is certainly in his style. However, I cannot find the source of the quote. Sources given include the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or The Restaurant at the End of the Universe book, and Adams himself. If it is one of the radio shows or books, which one (and which episode/chapter)? Was it added or removed from a certain edition? If directly from Adams, which article, document, newspaper or interview? Or is it a corruption of something else he said or wrote? Was it from one of the records or the film (not heard or seen them)?
The closest I found was in the section on The Restaurant at the End of the Universe from the Wikipedia article on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It states that pulling tiles from a Scrabble set reveals "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?" and Arthur then comments:
I've always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
However, in my battered The Restaurant at the End of the Universe book Chapter 32 does not end with the above, but with:
"I, F," said Ford, "Y, O, U, ... M, U, L, T, I, P, L, Y, ... What do you get if you multiply, ... S, I, X, ... six, B, Y, by, six by ... what do you get if you multiply six by ... N, I, N, E, ... six by nine ..." He paused. "Come on, where's the next one?"
"Er, that's the lot,” said Arthur, “that's all there were."
He sat back, nonplussed.
He rooted around again in the knotted up towel but there were no more letters.
"You mean that's it?" said Ford.
"Six by nine. Forty-two."
“That’s it. That’s all there is.”
If the definitive source cannot be found then the quote will have to be attributed to anonymous. It will mean that the use of the quote in the question How did Douglas Adams choose the Ultimate Question? is incorrect, and in the Wikipedia article linked above and the article Phrases from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Did Douglas Adams say I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe.?