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Douglas Noel Adams quotes (19)
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Procrastination
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Capable
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Ship
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Garden
You live and learn. At any rate you live.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Learn
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 Noel Adams Category: Ability
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Fool
Plenty of people did not care for him much but then there is a huge difference between disliking somebody maybe even disliking them a lot and actually shooting them strangling them dragging them through the fields and setting their house on fire.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Hate
First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web weve realized its a brochure.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Computer
This planet has or rather had a problem which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper which is odd because on the whole it was not the small pieces of paper that were unhappy.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Problem
I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Faith
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light except for bad news which obeys its own special laws.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Light
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 Noel Adams Category: Contradict
Its no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase As pretty as an airport appear.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Airplanes
There is a theory that states: If anyone finds out what the universe is for it will disappear and be replaced by something more bizarrely inexplicable. There is another theory that states: This has already happened....
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Universe
I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Belief
Life ... is like a grapefruit. Its orange and squishy and has a few pips in it and some folks have half a one for breakfast.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Unsorted
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 Noel Adams Category: Wrong
Ah this is obviously some strange usage of the word safe that I wasnt previously aware of.
Douglas Noel Adams Category: Safety