Douglas Adams Quotes (80 quotations)

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1. [God] puts an apple tree in the middle of [the Garden of Eden] and says, do what you like guys, oh, but don't eat the apple. Surprise surprise, they eat it and he leaps out from behind a bush shouting "Gotcha." It wouldn't have made any difference if they hadn't eaten it...Because if you're dealing with somebody who has the sort of mentality which likes leaving hats on the pavement with bricks under them you know perfectly well they won't give up. They'll get you in the end. - Douglas Adams

2. A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams

3. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams

4. Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. - Douglas Adams

5. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams

6. 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. - Douglas Adams

7. Anything that happens, happens. Anthing that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anthing that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn't necessarily do it in chronological order, though. - Douglas Adams

8. Arthur hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realised there was a contradiction there and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. - Douglas Adams

9. Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast. People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They often wish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be. - Douglas Adams

10. Cyberspace is - or can be - a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet. - Douglas Adams

11. Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose. - Douglas Adams

12. Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart. - Douglas Adams

13. For a moment, nothing happened.Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. - Douglas Adams

14. Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it. - Douglas Adams

15. 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. - Douglas Adams

16. He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. - Douglas Adams

17. 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

18. 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

19. He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it... - Douglas Adams

20. He shifted his weight from foot to foot, but it was equally uncomfortable on each. - Douglas Adams

21. His study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library. - Douglas Adams

22. How can I tell that the past isn't a fiction designed to account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical sensation and my state of mind? - Douglas Adams

23. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. - Douglas Adams

24. Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. - Douglas Adams

25. I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. - Douglas Adams

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