Quotes by English Writer Douglas Adams

See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. Douglas Adams

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

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

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

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

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. 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 mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. 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

One always overcompensates for disabilities. I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically removed. 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

So, my argument is that as we become more and more scientifically literate, it Douglas Adams

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

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

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? Douglas Adams

If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves. Douglas Adams

Time is bunk. Douglas Adams

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

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

People will then often say, But surely it's better to remain an Agnostic just in case?' This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I've been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would choose not to worship him anyway.) Douglas Adams

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