"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Douglas Adams on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Douglas Adams on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Douglas Adams on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Douglas Adams on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Douglas Adams on Mark Twain
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."
"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."
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."