I’ve always been a huge fan of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide etc) and something I was doing today made me look at several of his quotes, couldn’t stop myself posting these.
The first three would be much appreciated by my fellow OU students:
‘You live and learn. At any rate, you live.’
‘I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.’
‘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.’
These are just generic gems:
‘He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.’
‘Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.’
‘The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.’
‘Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.’
He departed far too soon, at just 49, in 2001.