A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adams
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Douglas Adams
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. Douglas Adams
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. Douglas Adams
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Douglas Adams
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
I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. Douglas Adams
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. Douglas Adams
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I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. Douglas Adams
I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? Douglas Adams
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. Douglas Adams
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
If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves. Douglas Adams
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground. Douglas Adams
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
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. Douglas Adams
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
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Douglas Adams is one of those men that have made a profound influence on my life.  More than I ever could thank him for if I was ever given such an opportunity.

Ditto.  My revered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide is kept safely on my bookshelf, right next to my two-volume complete Far side set.  Between those 3 books, almost everything makes sense.

 

“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.” 
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Neil Gaiman left a sweet video on his Tumblr about Douglas. Evidently he went to his house once and his mother greeted him because Douglas was in the bath.  A few minutes later, she had to go help him because he had forgotten his towel. Do as I say, not as I do, right? hehe

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