The main character of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a 5-book trilogy written by Douglas Adams.
Arthur Dent was one of two Earthlings to escape the planet Earth before it was demolished to make way for an intergalatic bypass. Arthur Dent escaped the planet with Ford Prefect, and spends time with the ex-President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Worst Dressed Sentinent Being in the Universe.
Arthur Dent's special talents include being able to fly (tips: try to fall and miss the ground), talk to birds, befuddle the computer of the universes best spaceship, and be able to stand the second worst poetry in the Universe.
"Listen, looking lived-in is all the rage in California at the moment. You've got to look as if you've seen the Galaxy. Life, I mean. You've got to look as if you've seen life. That's what I got. A face drop. Give me eight years, I said. I hope being thirty doesn't come back into fashion or I've wasted a lot of money."
"When I eat a biscuit," said Arthur, "it stays eaten."