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Douglas Adams Quote: “Don’t Panic.”

Don’t Panic.

— Douglas Adams



Douglas Adams Quote: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

Reality is frequently inaccurate.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.”

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “So long, and thanks for all the fish.”

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

— Douglas Adams


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

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”

There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.

— Douglas Adams


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

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.”

A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training.”

It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “Life is wasted on the living.”

Life is wasted on the living.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.”

The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “42 is a nice number that you can take home and introduce to your family.”

42 is a nice number that you can take home and introduce to your family.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.”

Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “We can't win against obsession.  They care, we don't.  They win.”

We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


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

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.”

I’d far rather be happy than right any day.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.”

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “The single raindrop never feels responsible for the flood.”

The single raindrop never feels responsible for the flood.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.”

Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Earth: mostly harmless.”

Earth: mostly harmless.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.”

Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.”

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.”

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “If you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else.”

If you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Solutions nearly always come from the direction you least expect, which means there’s no point trying to look in that direction because it won’t be coming from there.”

Solutions nearly always come from the direction you least expect, which means there’s no point trying to look in that direction because it won’t be coming from there.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “The difference between us and a computer is that, the computer is blindingly stupid, but it is capable of being stupid many, many million times a second.”

The difference between us and a computer is that, the computer is blindingly stupid, but it is capable of being stupid many, many million times a second.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Funny, how just when you think life can’t possibly get any worse it suddenly does.”

Funny, how just when you think life can’t possibly get any worse it suddenly does.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is.”

I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “A cup of tea would restore my normality.”

A cup of tea would restore my normality.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

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

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”

Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “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.”

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


Douglas Adams Quote: “If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”

If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying.”

We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying.

— Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams Quote: “You can’t dodge your responsibilities by saying they don’t exist!”

You can’t dodge your responsibilities by saying they don’t exist!

— Douglas Adams

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