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Douglas Adams
March 11, 1952 - May 11, 2001
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

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


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.


Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.


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


I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.


In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.


A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.


The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.


We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.


It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.


It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.


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 and repair.


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.


You live and learn. At any rate, you live.


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 drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.


In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.


For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.


This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.


Time is bunk.

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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.


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