• Douglas Adams Quotes (Author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Douglas Adams Quotes (Author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author and satirist, most famous for his The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of radio plays and books.

Douglas Adams Quotes:

Douglas Adams Quotes

Douglas Adams Quotes

1. I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

 

2. All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

― Douglas Adams

 

3. Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.

― Douglas Adams

 

4. There is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.

― Douglas Adams

 

5. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 

6. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

― Douglas Adams

 

7. Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

― Douglas Adams

 

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

― Douglas Adams

 

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

― Douglas Adams

 

10. Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

― Douglas Adams

 

11. Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

― Douglas Adams

 

12. The bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.

― Douglas Adams

 

13. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

 

14. There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.

― Douglas Adams

 

15. 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 chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

― Douglas Adams

 

16. Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.

― Douglas Adams

 

17. Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.

― Douglas Adams

 

18. The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

― Douglas Adams

 

19. Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.

― Douglas Adams

 

20. Don’t Panic.

― Douglas Adams

 

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