The best Douglas Adams quotes

In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, here's our pick of the best Douglas Adams quotes on life, the universe and everything . . .

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

―  The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul



‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.’

  The Salmon of Doubt



‘I'd far rather be happy than right any day.’

―  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy



‘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?’

―  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy



‘I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.’

―  The Salmon of Doubt



‘There is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.’

  The Restaurant at the End of the Universe



‘All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.’

―  The Salmon of Doubt



'Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.'

―  Mostly Harmless


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

―  Mostly Harmless

'The Answer to the Great Question…Of Life, the Universe and Everything…Is…Forty-two.'

―  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts

by Douglas Adams

Book cover for The Original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts

This collection is a faithful reproduction of the text which was published in 1985, featuring all twelve original radio scripts as they were broadcast for the very first time. This is a must-have piece of memorabilia for all Douglas Adams fans.