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52 Famous Quotes by Douglas Adams
3/11/1952 - 5/11/2001
Also Known As:  
Douglas Noel Adams     Douglas N. Adams     Adams, Douglas
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There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly 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 that states that this has already happened.

Universe Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.

Conversation Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear

Language Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.

Learning Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.

Absurdity Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Idiots Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Life is wasted on the living.

Life Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Appreciation Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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The Answer to the Great Question Of . . . Life, the Universe and Everything . . . [is] Forty-two.

Life Quotes, by Douglas Adams , Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (ch. 27)

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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.

Uniqueness Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.

Uncertainty Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.

Destiny Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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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.

Space Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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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.

Wishes Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Questioning Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly 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 that states that this has already happened.

Bizarre Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Direction Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Any belief worth having must survive doubt

Doubt Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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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

Errors Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.

Funny Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Impossibility Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly 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 that states that this has already happened.

Inexplicable Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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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.

Intention Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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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.

Learning Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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