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Douglas Adams Quote: “What is this? Some sort of galactic hyperhearse?”
Douglas Adams Quote: “The little waiter’s eyebrows wandered about his forehead in confusion.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “He didn’t know why he had become president of the galaxy, except that it seemed a fun thing to be.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Nobleness was one word for making a fuss about the trivial inevitabilities of life, but there were others.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “I didn’t notice I was being set upon by a pickpocket, which I am glad of, because I like to work only with professionals.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “He has personality problems beyond the dreams of analysts.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Do you find coming to terms with the mindless tedium of it all presents an interesting challenge?”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Ford Prefect suppressed a little giggle of evil satisfaction, realized that he had no reason to suppress it, and laughed out loud, a wicked laugh.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “So the hours are pretty good then?? he resumed. The Vogon stared down at him as sluggish thoughts moiled around in the murky depths. Yeah,? he said, ’but now you come to mention it, most of the actual minutes are pretty lousy.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “It’s guff. It doesn’t advance the action. It makes for nice fat books such as the American market thrives on, but it doesn’t actually get you anywhere.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Ow! My brains!”

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Douglas Adams Quote: “He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it, which was true.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “I was created to fulfill a function and I failed in it. I negated my own existence.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Mc Donalds he thought. There’s no longer any such thing as a Mc Donalds hamburger. He passed out. When he came around seconds later he found he was sobbing for his mother.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Gordon Way’s astonishment at being suddenly shot dead was nothing compared to his astonishment at what happened next.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “And for all the richest and most successful merchants life inevitably became rather dull and niggly, and they began to imagine that this was therefore the fault of the worlds they’d settled on.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “I’m so great even I get tongue-tied talking to myself.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Much to his annoyance, a thought popped into his mind. It was very clear and very distinct, and he had now come to recognize these thoughts for what they were. His instinct was to resist them.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “The books people are writing today, they’re too long. You get a little bit of plot, and then pages and pages of Creative Writing. They teach classes in how to do this. They should teach classes in how to stop!”
Douglas Adams Quote: “He actually caught himself saying things like “Yippee,” as he pranced ridiculously round the house.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Dirk was, for one of the few times in a life of exuberantly prolific loquacity, wordless.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “The light was only just visible – except of course that there was no one to see, no witnesses, not this time, but it was nevertheless a light.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “He felt like an old sponge steeped in paraffin and left in the sun to dry.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “This man is the bee’s knees, Arthur, he is the wasp’s nipples. He is, I would go so far as to say, the entire set of erogenous zones of every major flying insect of the Western world.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “It was his subconscious which told him this – that infuriating part of a person’s brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “For as long as he could remember, he’d suffered from a vague nagging feeling of being not all there.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature, but, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “The air was stifling, but he liked it because it was stifling city air, full of excitingly unpleasant smells, dangerous music, and the distant sound of warring police tribes.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “If everyone knew exactly what I was going to say, then there would be no point in my saying it, would there?”
Douglas Adams Quote: “But for a moment Dirk had a sense of inifinite loss and sadness that somewhere among the frenzy of information noise that daily rattled the lives of men he thought he might have heard a few notes that denoted the movements of gods.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “When the idea comes, I often can’t remember where it came from. I remember very little about writing the first series of Hitchhiker’s. It’s almost as if someone else wrote it.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “In the stillness, a fly would not have dared clear it’s throat.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Time affords us the ability to blame past errors on others while whole heartedly pronouncing our futures successes.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Moving from radio to television, you can take most of the words with you.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “The Saab seethed off into the night. Arthur watched it go, as stunned as a man might be who, having believed himself to be totally blind for five years, suddenly discovers that he had merely been wearing too large a hat.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Who should play the lead role in a film about me? Dunno. Danny De Vito? Jeff Goldblum? Meryl Streep? Someone of that kind.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “It was one of those pictures that children are supposed to like but don’t. Full of endearing little animals doing endearing things, you know?”
Douglas Adams Quote: “He learned to communicate with birds and discovered their conversation was fantastically boring. It was all to do with windspeed, wingspans, power-to-weight ratios and a fair bit about berries.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Very strange people, physicists – in my experience the ones who aren’t dead are in some way very ill.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Radio did not kill books and television did not kill radio or movies – what television did kill was cinema newsreel. TV does it much better because it can deliver it instantly. Who wants last week’s news?”
Douglas Adams Quote: “One always overcompensates for disabilities. I’m thinking of having my entire body surgically removed.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “The bowler approached the wicket at a lope, a trot, and then a run. He suddenly exploded in a flurry of arms and legs, out of which flew a ball.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “I love to keep poking and prodding at it. I’ve thought about it so much over the years that that fascination is bound to spill over into my writing.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “He shifted his weight from foot to foot, but it was equally uncomfortable on each.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them. On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “None of these facts, however strange or inexplicable, is as strange or inexplicable as the rules of the game of Brockian Ultra Cricket, as played in the higher dimensions. A full set of rules is so massively complicated that the only time they were all bound together in a single volume they underwent gravitational collapse and became a Black Hole.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Well, let us say inexplicable. There is no point in using the word “impossible” to describe something that has clearly happened. But it cannot be explained by anything we know.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Gordon Way, brother of Susan, employer of Richard MacDuff, was a rich man, the founder and owner of WayForward Technologies II. WayForward Technologies itself had of course gone bust, for the usual reason, taking his entire first fortune with it.”
Douglas Adams Quote: “Lots of people are not in the business you think they’re in. Xerox, for instance, is in the business of selling toner cartridges. All that mucking about they do developing high-tech copying and printing machines is just creating a commodity market in toner cartridges, which is where their profit lies. Television companies are not in the business of delivering television programmes to their audience, they’re in the business of delivering audiences to their advertisers.”
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