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Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.

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

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.

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

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

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armor to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling second-rate technology, who led them into it in the first place.

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

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

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.

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

It?s not the fall that kills you; it?s the sudden stop at the end.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

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

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

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

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.

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

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.

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.

This is an important announcement. This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be a perfect time to disembark.

Cyberspace is - or can be - a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet.

My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes.

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.

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