Adams Quotes

β€œWhy can't we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God ...

β€œWhy can't we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we're going to fight a disease, let's fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.” - Robin Williams as Patch Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 05
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"Patience and perseverance have a magi...

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. " -John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 18
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"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the abilit...

"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." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 08
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"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extra...

"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 18
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"There are two ways to conquer and...

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." - John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 29
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"I find that a great part of the information I ...

"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way." β€” Franklin P. Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 21
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β€œFirst we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into lette...

β€œFirst we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII β€” and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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β€œYou will never know how much it has cost ...

β€œYou will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” - John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 01
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The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her ...

The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. ...John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 03
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Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as...

Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in. - Scott Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
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"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the abili...

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for the apparent disinclination to do so." ~Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 10
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"In the beginning, the Universe was created. ...

"In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move" - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 03
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β€œA life well lived is a gradual process of transi...

β€œA life well lived is a gradual process of transitioning from utter selfishness as an infant to utter selflessness at the moment of death.” – Scott Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 07
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"I may not have gone where I intend...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 03
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I refuse to answer that ques...

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer. ~Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 05
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And so those mindless beasts of the subconscious had access to a machine that ...

And so those mindless beasts of the subconscious had access to a machine that could never be shut down. The secret devil of every soul on the planet all set free at once to loot and maim.[forbidden planet]... Leslie Nielsen: Commander Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 09
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β€œThe chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly rem...

β€œThe chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.” -Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at The End of the Universe
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 20
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I have been offered a lot for ...

I have been offered a lot for my work, but never everything - Chris Adams, The Magnificent Seven
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 02
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"I'd far rather be...

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day.” ―Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 01
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β€œYou will never know how much it cost my...

β€œYou will never know how much it cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” –John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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"We have too many high-sounding ...

"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them." - Abigail Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 11
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"A common mistake that people make when trying to ...

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 24
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"I seldom end up where I wanted...

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be." - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
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It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those leas...

It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 14
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β€œFacts Are ...

β€œFacts Are Stubborn Things” - John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 19
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β€œThe fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas cov...

β€œThe fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 30
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The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just li...

The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. ...Samuel Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
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"I love deadlines. I like t...

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 28
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"Ah, this is obviously some strange...

"Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 14
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β€œIn the beginning the Universe was created. T...

β€œIn the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 09
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"Elections are won by men and women chiefl...

"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody." β€” Franklin P. Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 10
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"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, saf...

"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men." -- John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
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"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teac...

"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant." β€” Scott Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 10
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"You can never underesti...

"You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public." β€” Scott Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 26
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A bikini is like a barbed wire fe...

A bikini is like a barbed wire fence. It protects the property without obstructing the view..... Joey Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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β€œAnyone who is capable of getting themselves made P...

β€œAnyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 17
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β€œIf you try and take a cat apart to see h...

β€œIf you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.” ~Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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β€œThere are some people you like immediately, some whom you think ...

β€œThere 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.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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β€œEven a manically depresse...

β€œEven a manically depressed robot is better to talk to than nobody.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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β€œYou know what a learning experience is? A learning ...

β€œYou know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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Practical politic...

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. Henry Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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"In my many years I have come to a conclusion ...

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." β€” John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 10
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"I frankly profess a somewhat mystical concept of nat...

"I frankly profess a somewhat mystical concept of nature; I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder." --Ansel Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 15
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β€œGreat photography is ab...

β€œGreat photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” – Peter Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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"'Wrong' is one of thos...

"'Wrong' is one of those concepts that depends on witnesses." β€” Scott Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 25
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"I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day program...

"I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand." - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 28
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The story so far: In the beginning the Universe wa...

The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 26
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β€œIf you try and take a cat apart to see h...

β€œIf you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 12
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Technology is a word that ...

Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet. – Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 24
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Time is an illusi...

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 26
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Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beau...

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? -- Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 10
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"Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where e...

"Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter." - James Truslow Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 17
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"The creator of the universe works in myst...

"The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers." β€” Scott Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 17
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β€œThere are some people you like immediately, some whom you think ...

β€œThere 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.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 31
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"A common mistake that people make when trying to ...

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." -- Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 10
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"Nothing travels faster than the speed of li...

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 20
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β€œA common mistake that people make when trying to ...

β€œA common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 10
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β€œAll you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lo...

β€œAll you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 03
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β€œA common mistake that people make when trying to ...

β€œA common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools” - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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"Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and...

"Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons." - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 10
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"There is no such thing a...

"There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence." β€” Henry Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 31
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There is an art to flying, or rather a kna...

There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. The knack lies in knowing how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 24
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There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for a...

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what 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 theory which states that this has already happened.” ― Douglas Adams,
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 02
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"Perhaps I'm old and tired but I think that the chances of finding out what's actual...

"Perhaps I'm old and tired but I think that the chances of finding out what's actually going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is say hang a sense of it and keep yourself busy. I would much rather be happy than right any day." Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 27
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"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for ...

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what 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 theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 24
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"I may not have gone where I intend...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 29
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β€œDon't believe anything you read ...

β€œDon't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 02
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"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bo...

"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 chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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β€œNothing travels faster than the speed of li...

β€œNothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.β€œ β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 23
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Patience and perseverance have a magi...

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. - John Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 31
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"A learning experience is one of those ...

"A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'" ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 14
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