Douglas Adams Quotes to get inspiration for life

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a video game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame. Adams also wrote Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990), Last Chance to See (1990). He wrote two stories for the television series Doctor Who, co-wrote City of Death, and served as script editor for its seventeenth season in 1979. He co-wrote the Monty Python sketch “Patient Abuse” which appeared in the final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. A posthumous collection of his selected works, including the first publication of his final, unfinished, novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002. Adams was an advocate for environmentalism and conservation, a lover of fast cars, technological innovation and the Apple Macintosh, and a self-proclaimed “radical atheist”. We bring you the compilation of the best Douglas Adams Quotes, hope you like it.

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Douglas Adams Quotes to get inspiration for life

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

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.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.— Douglas Adams

Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.— Douglas Adams

My doctor says that I have a malformed publicduty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes.— Douglas Adams, Ford Prefect in “Life, the Universe, and Everythi

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

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the phrase, ‘as pretty as an airport.’ Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain  a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort.— Douglas Adams

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.— Douglas Adams

Time is bunk.— Douglas Adams

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

I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously. — Douglas Adams, Salmon of Doubt, 2002

The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.— Douglas Adams

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.— Douglas Adams

That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.— Douglas Adams

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. — Douglas Adams

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.— Douglas Adams,

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.— Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Life is wasted on the living.— Douglas Adams

One always overcompensates for disabilities. I’m thinking of having my entire body surgically removed.— Douglas Adams

Life… is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.— Douglas Adams

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto nonexistent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.— Douglas Adams

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

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.— Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt, p. 215

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.— Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams Quotes to get inspiration for life

The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.— Douglas Adams

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

The mere thought hadn’t even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.— Douglas Adams

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? — Douglas Adams

This is an important announcement. This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be a perfect time to disembark.— Douglas Adams, “So Long and Thanks For All The Fish”

There is no problem so complicated that you cannot find a very simple answer to it if you look at it in the right way.— Douglas Adams

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!— Douglas Adams

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.— Douglas Adams

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

It is a wellknown fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.— Douglas Adams

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Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.— Douglas Adams

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

I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it. — Douglas Adams

To summarize: it is a wellknown 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.— Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(…); the other was the fact that the century would end.— Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.— Douglas Adams

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer. — Douglas Adams

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.— Douglas Adams

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others           — Douglas Adams

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling secondrate technology, who led them into it in the first place.— Douglas  Adams, The Guardian

Douglas Adams Quotes to get inspiration for life

I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day. — Douglas Adams

I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons. — Douglas Adams

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.— Douglas Adams

If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months’ consideration and observation he abandonded this theory in favor of a new one. If they don’t keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.— Douglas Adams

Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.— Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word ‘safe’ that I wasn’t previously aware of. — Douglas Adams

We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.— Douglas Adams

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.— Douglas Adams

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

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

I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by. — Douglas Adams

One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them: It is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job. Another problem with governing people is people.— Douglas Adams

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Mozart tells us what it’s like to be human, Beethoven tells us what it’s like to be Beethoven and Bach tells us what it’s like to be the universe.— Douglas Adams

If somebody thinks they’re a hedgehog, presumably you just give ’em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.— Douglas Adams

It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase ‘As pretty as an Airport’ appear.— Douglas Adams

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.— Douglas Adams

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

The difficulty with this conversation is that it’s very different from most of the ones I’ve had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.— Douglas Adams

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

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.— Douglas Adams


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