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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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The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.

Mind Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...the wheel, New York, wars and so on...while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man...for precisely the same reason.

New york Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.

Nonsense Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Presidency Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Problems Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of

Safety 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.

Theory Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Time Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.

Wealth Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

Books (first lines) Quotes, by Douglas Adams , Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [1979] (prologue)

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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.

Humanity Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.

Illusion Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Learning 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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In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.

Universe Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Some say that the universe is made so that when we are about to understand it it changes into something even more incomprehensible. And then there are those who say that this has already happened.

Universe 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.

Experience Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Life is wasted on the living.

Life 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...the wheel, New York, wars and so on...while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man...for precisely the same reason.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Miscellaneous 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Douglas Adams

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