Douglas Noel Adams Quotes

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.

People often ask me how they can leave the planet, so I have prepared some brief notes. How to Leave the Planet: 1. Phone NASA. Their phone number is (713) 483-3111. Explain that it’s very important that you get away as soon as possible. 2. If they do not cooperate, phone any friend you may […]

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.

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

That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.

Very deep. You should send that into Reader’s Digest, they’ve got a page for people like you.

The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks. How often have you been presented with an apparently rational explanation of something that works in all respects other than one, which is just that it is hopelessly improbable?… The first idea merely supposes that there is something we don’t […]

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.

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.

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.