Douglas Adams - Quotes

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To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. ---->>>

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. ---->>>

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. ---->>>

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ---->>>

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. ---->>>

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. ---->>>

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks. ---->>>

You live and learn. At any rate, you live. ---->>>

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? ---->>>

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. ---->>>

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. ---->>>

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. ---->>>

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves. ---->>>

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space. ---->>>

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.

Time is bunk.

Time is bunk.

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. ---->>>

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground. ---->>>

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. ---->>>

We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem. ---->>>

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees. ---->>>

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate. ---->>>

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. ---->>>

Life is wasted on the living.

Life is wasted on the living.

The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 03-11, 1952
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Die: 05-11, 2001
Occupation: Writer
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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame. Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who; he also served as script editor for the show's seventeenth season in 1979. A posthumous collection of his works, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002. Adams was known as an advocate for environmentalism and conservation, as a lover of fast cars, cameras, technological innovation and the Apple Macintosh, and as a "devout atheist".(wikipedia)