Douglas Adams quotes

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

“I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.”

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - 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. Share

“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.”

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - 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. Share

“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.”

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. Share

“I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.”

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - 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? Share

“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?”

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - Life is wasted on the living. Share

“Life is wasted on the living.”

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate. Share

“The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

— Douglas Adams

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

“The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.”

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

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

“This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Share

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - Time is bunk. Share

“Time is bunk.”

— Douglas Adams

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

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

— Douglas Adams

 quotes - You live and learn. At any rate, you live. Share

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.”

— Douglas Adams

“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.”

— Douglas Adams

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

— Douglas Adams

“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.”

— Douglas Adams

“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.”

— Douglas Adams

“In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.”

— Douglas Adams

“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.”

— Douglas Adams