The infinite wisdom of
Douglas Adams

25 May 2016

By Pan Macmillan

In celebration of the brand new The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy collection, 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


‘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
 

‘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 new Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy paperback collection is out now.
 
     

 
  

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