Douglas Adams Quotes & Wallpapers

Douglas Adams
Total Quotes: 678


We notice things that don't work. We don't notice things that do. We notice computers, we don't notice pennies. We notice e-book readers, we don't notice books. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

There is no problem so complicated that you can't find a very simple answer to it if you look at it right. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Shee, you guys are so unhip it's a wonder your bums don't fall off. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

So this is it," said Arthur, "We are going to die." "Yes," said Ford, "except... no! Wait a minute!" He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur's line of vision. "What's this switch?" he cried. "What? Where?" cried Arthur, twisting round. "No, I was only fooling," said Ford, "we are going to die after all. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question 'How can we eat?' the second by the question 'Why do we eat?' and the third by the question 'Where shall we have lunch? Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty! Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

But the reason I call myself by my childhood name is to remind myself that a scientist must also be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

It's good to leave your room super-messy when you're away. Whoever tries to break into your room will thought it has already been ransacked. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

All 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
Download Wallpaper:

There's nothing worse than sitting down to write a novel and saying, "Well, okay, I'm going to do something of high artistic worth." It's funny. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

CLIXBY (adj.) Politely rude. Briskly vague. Firmly uninformative. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

WFT-II was the only British software company that could be mentioned in the same sentence as such major U.S. companies as Microsoft or Lotus. The sentence would probably run along the lines of WFT-II, unlike such major U.S. companies as Microsoft or Lotus... but it was a start. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Thor was the God of Thunder and, frankly, acted like it. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

If we think that the world is here for us we will continue to destroy it the way we have been destroying it, because we think we can do no harm. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

This is the story of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, perhaps the most remarkable, certainly the most successful book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor.... It has the words 'don't panic' inscribed in large, friendly letters on the cover. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Immortals are what you wanted, said Thor in a low, quiet voice. Immortals are what you got. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

I didn't notice I was being set upon by a pickpocket, which I am glad of, because I like to work only with professionals. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

I wanted to be John Cleese. It took me some time to realise that the job was taken. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Who should play the lead role in a film about me? Dunno. Danny De Vito? Jeff Goldblum? Meryl Streep? Someone of that kind. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

How do I know the past is not a fiction conceived to reconcile the difference between my state of mind and the present. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work properly yet Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Anything that happens, happens. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That's how it should be. Anything invented between your th and th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Space is unimaginably big. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The waiter approached. 'Would you like to see the menu?' he said. 'Or would you like to meet the Dish of the Day?' 'Huh?' said Ford. 'Huh?' said Arthur. 'Huh?' said Trillian. 'That's cool,' said Zaphod. 'We'll meet the meat. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

They would' even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The car shot forward straight into the circle of light, and suddenly Arthur had a fairly clear idea of what infinity looked like. It was' infinity in fact. Infinity itself looks flat and uninteresting. Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity-distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless. The chamber into which the aircar emerged was anything but infinite, it was just very very very big, so big that it gave the impression of infinity far better than infinity itself. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

and we"ll be saying a big hello to all intelligent life forms everywhere ... and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

But the plans were on display..." "On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them." "That's the display department." "With a flashlight." "Ah, well, the lights had probably gone." "So had the stairs." "But look, you found the notice, did' you?" "Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Conceited little mega-puppy. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

In fact, a very similar phrase was invented to account for the sudden transition of wood, metal, plastic and concrete into an explosive condition, which was "nonlinear, catastrophic structural exasperation," or to put it another way-as a junior cabinet minister did on television the following night in a phrase which was to haunt the rest of his career-the check-in desk had just got "fundamentally fed up with being where it was. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

For millions of years, on average, one species became extinct every century.... We are now heaving more than a thousand different species of animals and plants off the planet every year. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

He shifted his weight from foot to foot, but it was equally uncomfortable on each. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Dirk was, for one of the few times in a life of exuberantly prolific loquacity, wordless. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Funny, how just when you think life can't possibly get any worse it suddenly does. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Could be. I'm a pretty dangerous dude when I'm cornered." "Yeah," said the voice from under the table, "you go to pieces so fast people get hit by the shrapnel. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Our favourite item was the balcony that overlooked the sea because it had an awning that you lowered by pressing an electric switch. The switch had two settings. You could either turn it to AUTO, in which case the awning lowered itself whenever the sun came out, or you could set it to MANUEL [sic], in which case, we assumed, a small, incompetent Spanish waiter came and did it for you. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

He picked up the letter Q and hurled it into a distant privet bush where it hit a young rabbit. The rabbit hurtled off in terror and didn't stop till it was set upon and eaten by a fox which choked on one of its bones and died on the bank of a stream which subsequently washed it away. During the following weeks Ford Perfect swallowed his pride and struck up a relationship with a girl who had been a personnel officer on Golgafrincham, and he was terribly upset when she suddenly passed away as a result of drinking water from a pool that had been polluted by the body of a dead fox. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

When people you greatly admire appear to be thinking deep thoughts, they probably are thinking about lunch. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

We'll meet the meat. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The more Susan waited, the more the doorbell didn't ring. Or the phone. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The technology involved in making anything invisible is so infinitely complex that nine hundred and ninety-nine billion, nine hundred and ninety-nine million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine times out of a trillion it is much simpler and more effective just to take the thing away and do without it. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

This man is the bee's knees, Arthur, he is the wasp's nipples. He is, I would go so far as to say, the entire set of erogenous zones of every major flying insect of the Western world. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Fiordland, a vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island, New Zealand, is one of the most astounding pieces of land anywhere on God's earth, and one's first impulse, standing on a cliff top surveying it all, is simply to burst into spontaneous applause. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The first ten million years were the worst," said Marvin, "and the second ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million years I didn't enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Solutions nearly always come from the direction you least expect, which means there's no point trying to look in that direction because it won't be coming from there. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The system of life on this planet is so astoundingly complex that it was a long time before man even realized that it was a system at all and that it wasn't something that was just there. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

After a while he played with the pencil and the paper again and was delighted when he discovered how to make a mark with the one on the other. Various noises continued outside, but he didn't know whether they were real or not. He then talked to his table for a week to see how it would react. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Hey, this is terrific!" he said. "Someone down there is trying to kill us!" "Terrific," said Arthur. "But don't you see what this means?" "Yes. We are going to die." "Yes, but apart from that." "Apart from that?!" "It means we must be on to something!" "How soon can we get off it? Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The party and the Krikkit warship looked, in their writhings, a little like two ducks, one of which is trying to make a third duck inside the second duck, whilst the second duck is trying very hard to explain that it doesn't feel ready for a third duck right now, is uncertain that it would want any putative third duck anyway, and certainly not whilst it, the second duck, was busy flying. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

He had a tremendous propensity for getting lost when driving. This was largely because of his method of "Zen" navigation, which was simply to find any car that looked as if it knew where it was going and follow it. The results were more often surprising than successful, but he felt it was worth it for the sake of the few occasions when it was both. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

For a moment he felt good about this. A moment or two later he felt bad about feeling good about it. Then he felt good about feeling bad about feeling good about it and satisfied, drove on into the night. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

The Heart of Gold fled on silently through the night of space, now on conventional photon drive. Its crew of four were ill as ease knowing that they had been brought together not of their own volition or by simple coincidence, but by some curious perversion of physics- as if relationships between people were susceptible to the same laws that governed the relationships between atoms and molecules Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Zaphod did not want to tangle with them and, deciding that just as discretion is the better part of valor, so was cowardice is the better part of discretion, he valiantly hid himself in a closet. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Will you stop counting!' snarled Zaphod. 'Yes,' said Ford Prefect, 'in three minutes and thirty-five seconds. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

Very deep. You should send that in to the Reader's Digest. They've got a page for people like you. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:

That was it. That was really it. She knew that she had told herself that that was it only seconds earlier, but this was now the final real ulimate it. Douglas Adams
Download Wallpaper:



<< PREVIOUS PAGE Page 8 of 10 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  


RELATED TOPICS

Douglas Adams Quotes, Frederick Douglas Quotes, Abigail Adams Quotes, Ansel Adams Quotes, John Adams Quotes, Patch Adams Quotes, Rhetoric Adams Quotes, Samuel Adams Quotes, Inspirational Gymnastics Quotes Gabby Douglas, Congress John Adams Quote, Government John Adams Quotes,