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    For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: moment 
     
    I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
    — Douglas Adams
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: live  learn 
     
    If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: ego 
     
    He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: dreams 
     
    Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: travel  law  bad 
     
    The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: sky 
     
    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?
    — Douglas Adams
    Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: time  illusion 
     
    Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: time 
     
    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: people  mistakes  fools 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Douglas Adams
    I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: questions 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: people  bad  stories  universe 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: doubt 
     
    There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: impossible 
     
    We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: care 
     
    All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: logic  opinion 
     
    God's Final Message to His Creation: 'We apologize for the inconvenience.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: god 
     
    It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: language  earth 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: afterlife 
     
    We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: work  technology 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: mistakes  problem 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: time  people  learn 
     
    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?
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: rain 
     
    My universe is my eyes and my ears. Anything else is hearsay.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: eyes  universe 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: possibility 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: men  women  real  spirit 
     
    It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training.
    — Douglas Adams
    tags: dangerous 
     
    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.
    — Douglas Adams
    Capital Letters Were Always The Best Way Of Dealing With Things You Didn't Have A Good Answer To.
    — Douglas Adams
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    douglas adams
    Birth    : March 11, 1952
    Death  : May 11, 2001
    Occupation  : Writer