Quotes by Douglas Adams

If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.
– Douglas Adams

First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII – 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

A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.
– Douglas Adams

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

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
– Douglas Adams

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
– Douglas Adams

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
– Douglas Adams

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

I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
– Douglas Adams

Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet.
– Douglas Adams

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

A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.
— Douglas Adams

Don’t believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.
– Douglas Adams

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.
– Douglas Adams

Time affords us the ability to blame past errors on others while whole heatedly pronouncing our futures successes.
— Douglas Adams

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