Douglas Adams Quotes

46 Douglas Adams quotes:

"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."
"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?"
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"Life is wasted on the living."
"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."
"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it."
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"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"
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"My doctor says that I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre,' he muttered to himself, 'and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes."
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"The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor."
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"If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now."
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"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons."
"I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?"
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"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."
"In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground."
"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."
"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
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"The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind."
"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
"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."
"The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks."
"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."

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