Douglas Adams Quotes and Sayings

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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker’s began on radio, and developed into a “trilogy” of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a radio play, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams’ death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials “DNA”; Adams was proud of the coincidence that he was born in Cambridge the year before the elucidation of the structure of DNA in the same city.

Douglas Adams Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
– Douglas Adams

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

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

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

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent 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

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 or repair.
– Douglas Adams

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 drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.
– Douglas Adams

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

Ford, you’re turning into a penguin. Stop it.
– Douglas Adams

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

Cyberspace is – or can be – a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet.
– 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

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

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
– 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


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