54 quotes found by Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
life  navigation  # 55
Douglas Adams
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
humor  deadlines  humour  work  writing  # 73
Douglas Adams
The story so far:
humor  scifi  # 143
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I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer
humor  wit  # 289
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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.
humour  # 395
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There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
humor  # 531
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The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
humor  science  perspective  # 794
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The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
humor  flight  flying  hg2g  # 908
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Don't Panic.
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A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.
life  # 1322
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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
design  foolproof  ingenuity  # 1554
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Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
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The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
humour  # 2198
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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?
religion  atheism  skeptic  # 2270
Douglas Adams
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.