Douglas Adams Quotes


46 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?"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Religion Quotes
"What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Challenges Quotes
"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."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."
"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."
"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 love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
"Life is wasted on the living."
"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."
"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes."
"Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Safety Quotes
"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."
"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons."
"The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks."
"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."
"I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it."
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
"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."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be."
"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."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Language Quotes



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