50 Motivational Douglas Adams Quotes For Success

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, satirist, humorist, and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a video game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame. Enjoy these Douglas Adams quotes about universe, marriage, and love.

Famous Douglas Adams Quotes

  1. “It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.” – Douglas Adams
  2. “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” – Douglas Adams
  3. “Don’t believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” – Douglas Adams
  4. “A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” – Douglas Adams
  5. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams
  6. “Let’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
  7. “The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.” – Douglas Adams
  8. “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.” – Douglas Adams
  9. “It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.” – Douglas Adams
  10. “Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.” – Douglas Adams
  11. “A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.” – Douglas Adams
  12. “If 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
  13. “People who need to bully you are the easiest to push around.” – Douglas Adams

  14. “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” – Douglas Adams
  15. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams
  16. “The idea was fantastically, wildly improbable. But like most fantastically, wildly improbable ideas it was at least as worthy of consideration as a more mundane one to which the facts had been strenuously bent to fit.” – Douglas Adams
  17. I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” – Douglas Adams
  18. “Reality is frequently inaccurate.” – Douglas Adams
  19. “What I need… is a strong drink and a peer group.” – Douglas Adams
  20. “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
  21. “There is no point in using the word ‘impossible’ to describe something that has clearly happened.” – Douglas Adams
  22. “One is never alone with a rubber duck.” – Douglas Adams
  23. “Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.” – Douglas Adams
  24. “Anything that thinks logically can be fooled by something else that thinks at least as logically as it does.” – Douglas Adams
  25. “Let the past hold on to itself and let the present move forward into the future.” – Douglas Adams
  26. “I don’t accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view.” – Douglas Adams
  27. “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” – Douglas Adams

  28. “The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.” – Douglas Adams
  29. “Life is wasted on the living.” – Douglas Adams
  30. “There 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
  31. “Don’t Panic.” – Douglas Adams

    Best Douglas Adams Quotes

  32. “I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.” – Douglas Adams
  33. “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
  34. “We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is, therefore, your own problem.” – Douglas Adams
  35. “Beauty doesn’t have to be about anything. What’s a vase about? What’s a sunset or a flower about? What, for that matter, is Mozart’s Twenty-third Piano Concerto about?” – Douglas Adams
  36. “Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” – Douglas Adams
  37. “Even a manically depressed robot is better to talk to than nobody.” – Douglas Adams
  38. “If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.” – Douglas Adams
  39. “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” – Douglas Adams
  40. “My universe is my eyes and my ears. Anything else is hearsay.” – Douglas Adams

  41. “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
  42. “It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in.” – Douglas Adams
  43. “If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.” – Douglas Adams
  44. “Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.” – Douglas Adams
  45. “We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!” – Douglas Adams
  46. “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” – Douglas Adams
  47. “We can’t win against obsession. They care, we don’t. They win.” – Douglas Adams
  48. “Don’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
  49. “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
  50. “Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” – Douglas Adams

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