Douglas Adams Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old douglas adams quotes, douglas adams sayings, and douglas adams proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.     

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Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet.     

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There are some people you like immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some that you simply want to push away from you with a sharp stick.     

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

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A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.     

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This must be Thursday. I could never get the hang of Thursdays.      

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If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.     

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

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To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.     

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

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We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.     

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The little waiter's eyebrows wandered about his forehead in confusion.     

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Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.     

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To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.     

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It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.     

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It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the phrase, 'as pretty as an airport.' Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort.     

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There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.     

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I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.     

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

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2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.     

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Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.     

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The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.     

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There is no point in using the word impossible to describe something that has clearly happened.     

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

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A nerd is someone who uses a telephone to talk to other people about telephones.     

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Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.     

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Words used carelessly, as if they did not matter in any serious way, often allowed otherwise well-guarded truths to seep through.     

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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.     

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The hardest assumption to challenge is the one you don't even know you are making.     

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Assumptions are what we don't know we are making.     

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