Douglas adams Quotes

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of...

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 20
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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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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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"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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"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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"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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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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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'd far rather be...

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day.” ―Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 01
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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€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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"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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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€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€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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"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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Time is an illusi...

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 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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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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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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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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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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"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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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 Mar 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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"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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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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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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β€œHuman beings, who are almost unique in having the abilit...

β€œHuman 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.” - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 12
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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 Apr 10
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β€œDon't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a...

β€œDon't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 19
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β€œI love deadlines. I love t...

β€œI love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 07
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"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that ca...

"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." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 07
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The ships hung in the sky...

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 05
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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 Feb 07
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"You live and lear...

"You live and learn. At any rate, you live." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 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 Feb 16
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"The last time anybody made a list of the top...

"The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 20
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β€œI love deadlines. I like t...

β€œI love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” β€”Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 27
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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 Oct 24
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"Flying is the art of being ...

"Flying is the art of being able to throw yourself at the ground and miss" - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 05
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β€œI love deadlines. I love t...

β€œI love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 19
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β€œI may not have gone where I intended to go, bu...

β€œI may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 22
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β€œLet's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepa...

β€œLet's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.” ― Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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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 Jul 19
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This quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - "I d...

This quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - "I don’t know what I’m looking for.” β€œWhat not?” β€œBecause … because … I think it might be because if I knew I wouldn’t be able to look for them." what does it mean?
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 09
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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 May 26
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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 angry, and been widely regarded as a bad move" - Douglas Adams RIP
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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"It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming a...

"It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them. On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 11
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β€˜The other Shaltanac's joopleberry shr...

β€˜The other Shaltanac's joopleberry shrub is always a more mauvy shade of pinky-russet.’ - Shaltanac saying(Douglas Adams)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 17
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"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, i...

"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 13
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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 Oct 21
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"He felt that his whole life was some kind of...

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." β€” Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 01
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"Anyone who is capable of getting them...

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
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β€œI'd take the awe of under...

β€œI'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”― Douglas Adams,
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 08
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"It is a mistake to think you...

"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 26
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"The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas cov...

"The 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 Feb 14
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"...it is a well known and much lamented fact that those peopl...

"...it is a well known and much lamented fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it." - Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 05
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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 01
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It is folly to say you know what is happening to othe...

It is folly to say you know what is happening to other people. Only they know, if they exist. They have their own Universes of their own eyes and ears.” -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 27
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"He felt that his whole life was some kind of...

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 11
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"...It is a well known and much lamented fact that those peo...

"...It is a well known and much lamented fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it." -Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 20
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β€œIn the beginning the Universe was created. This has made ...

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 in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 07
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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.” -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 12
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"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, i...

"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job" - Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 01
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I love deadlines. I like t...

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
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"He felt that his whole life was some kind of...

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream, and he sometimes wondered whose it was, and whether they were enjoying it." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 23
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"See first, think later, then test. But always se...

"See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that." -Douglas Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 30
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