Douglas Adams Quotes

Douglas Noel Adams was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist... (wikipedia)

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

Some of the most revolutionary new ideas come from spotting something old to leave out rather than thinking of something new to put in. The Sony Walkman, for instance, added nothing significantly new to the cassette player; it just left out the amplifier and speakers, thus creating a whole new way of listening to music and a whole new industry.

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

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

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.