Quotes By Douglas Adams

“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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“A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.”

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“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

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“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—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.
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.”

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“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”

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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 been widely regarded as a bad move.”

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“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”

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“Don’t Panic.”

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“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?”

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

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“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.”

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“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”

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

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

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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 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.”

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“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

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