douglas adams Quotes

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
tags: moment
— Douglas Adams
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
tags: understanding ignorance
— Douglas Adams
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
tags: live learn
— Douglas Adams
If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
tags: ego
— Douglas Adams
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
tags: dreams
— Douglas Adams
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
tags: travel law bad
— Douglas Adams
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
tags: sky
— Douglas Adams
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?
tags: believe beautiful garden
— Douglas Adams
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
tags: time illusion
— Douglas Adams
Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
tags: time
— Douglas Adams
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
tags: people mistakes fools
— Douglas Adams
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
— Douglas Adams
A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.
tags: experience learning
— Douglas Adams
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.
tags: live facts nuclear perspective
— Douglas Adams
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer
tags: questions
— Douglas Adams
The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
tags: people bad stories universe
— Douglas Adams
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
— Douglas Adams
All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.
tags: moment thinking universe
— Douglas Adams
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
tags: doubt
— Douglas Adams
There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.
tags: impossible
— Douglas Adams
We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.
tags: care
— Douglas Adams
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
tags: logic opinion
— Douglas Adams
God's Final Message to His Creation: 'We apologize for the inconvenience.
tags: god
— Douglas Adams
It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.
tags: language earth
— Douglas Adams
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
tags: children clarity seeing child
— Douglas Adams
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.
tags: afterlife
— Douglas Adams
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
tags: work technology
— Douglas Adams
One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious.
— Douglas Adams
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
tags: mistakes problem
— Douglas Adams
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
— Douglas Adams
There are some people you like immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some that you simply want to push away from you with a sharp stick.
tags: time people learn
— Douglas Adams
A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.
— Douglas Adams
I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?
tags: rain
— Douglas Adams
My universe is my eyes and my ears. Anything else is hearsay.
tags: eyes universe
— Douglas Adams
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.
tags: possibility
— Douglas Adams
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
tags: men women real spirit
— Douglas Adams
It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training.
tags: dangerous
— Douglas Adams
I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.
— Douglas Adams
Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.
tags: nature people thoughts mind universe
— Douglas Adams
Capital Letters Were Always The Best Way Of Dealing With Things You Didn't Have A Good Answer To.
— Douglas Adams
douglas adams
Birth    : March 11, 1952
Death  : May 11, 2001
Occupation  : Writer