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"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes."
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"In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground."
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"I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you'."
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"She is the least benightedly unintelligent organic lifeform it has ever been my distinct lack of pleasure not to have been able to avoid meeting."
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"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."
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"Anything that happens, happens. Anthing that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn't necessarily do it in chronological order, though."
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"It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear."
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"The big corporations are suddenly taking notice of the web, and their reactions have been slow. Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end."
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"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."
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"Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose."
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"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."
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"Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. I think media are at their most interesting before anybody's thought of calling them art, when people still think they're just a load of junk."
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"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."
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"To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem."
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"Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of."
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"We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
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"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer."
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"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner."
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"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."
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"Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That's how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited."
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"Today must be a Thursday. I could never get the hang of Thursdays."
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"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
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"My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes."
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"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
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"The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."
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"The dew has fallen with a particularly sickening thud this morning."
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"Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart."
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"Life? Don't talk to me about life!"
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"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
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"There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling."
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