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Below are listed the first 25 Quotes by Douglas Adams (out of 99 in total)
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.
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?
The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of
Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast.
He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it...
I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Douglas Adams Quotes 10 - 18
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.
One of the most blissful joys of the English language is the fact that one of its greatest practitioners ever, one of the guys on the very top table of all, was a jokesmith. Though maybe it shouldn't be that big a surprise. Who else would be up there? Austen, of course, Dickens and Chaucer. The only one who couldn't make a joke to save his life would be Shakespeare.
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.
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.
Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.
Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules
American Atheists: What message would you like to send to your Atheist fans?Douglas Adams: Hello! How are you?
Even traveling despondently is better than arriving here.
Douglas Adams Quotes 19 - 27
'Why can't people just learn to live together in peace and harmony?' said Arthur. / Ford gave a loud, very hollow laugh. / 'Forty-two!' he said with a malicious grin, 'No, doesn't work. Never mind.'
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.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
What's so unpleasant about being drunk? You ask a glass of water
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.