Douglas Adams Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Douglas Adams quotes and Douglas Adams sayings, and Douglas Adams proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"There is no point in using the word ‘impossible’ to describe something that has clearly happened."

"It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the phrase, ‘as pretty as an airport.’ Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort."

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

"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner."

"The little waiter’s eyebrows wandered about his forehead in confusion."

"We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty."

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."

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

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

"If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."


"A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment."

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

"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."

"Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet."

"Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules."

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