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  • #1
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • #2
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #3
    Douglas Adams
    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    Douglas Adams

  • #4
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
    Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

  • #5
    Douglas Adams
    “There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #6
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “How did I get into the world? Why was I not asked about it and why was I not informed of the rules and regulations but just thrust into the ranks as if I had been bought by a peddling shanghaier of human beings? How did I get involved in this big enterprise called actuality? Why should I be involved? Isn't it a matter of choice? And if I am compelled to be involved, where is the manager—I have something to say about this. Is there no manager? To whom shall I make my complaint?”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #8
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.”
    Soren Kierkegaard

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “Life is wasted on the living.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #10
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing.”
    Soren Kierkegaard

  • #11
    Douglas Adams
    “Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #12
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

  • #13
    Douglas Adams
    “God's Final Message to His Creation:
    'We apologize for the inconvenience.”
    Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

  • #14
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Your own tactic is to train yourself in the art of becoming enigmatic to everybody. My young friend, suppose there was no one who troubld himself to guess your riddle--what joy, then, would you have in it?”
    Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

  • #15
    Douglas Adams
    “See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #16
    Charles Bukowski
    “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #17
    Douglas Adams
    “There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
    Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • #18
    Charles Bukowski
    “If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
    Charles Bukowski, Factotum

  • #19
    Douglas Adams
    “Everybody has their moment of great opportunity in life. If you happen to miss the one you care about, then everything else becomes eerily easy.”
    Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story

  • #20
    Charles Bukowski
    “We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #21
    Douglas Adams
    “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #22
    Charles Bukowski
    “My ambition is handicapped by laziness”
    Charles Bukowski, Factotum

  • #23
    Douglas Adams
    “He has personality problems beyond the dreams of analysts.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #24
    Charles Bukowski
    “You have to die a few times before you can really
    live.”
    Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

  • #25
    Douglas Adams
    “The point is, you see," said Ford, "that 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.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #26
    Charles Bukowski
    “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #27
    Douglas Adams
    “He stood up straight and looked the world squarely in the fields and hills. To add weight to his words he stuck the rabbit bone in his hair. He spread his arm out wide. "I will go mad!" he annouced.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus

  • #28
    Charles Bukowski
    “those who escape hell
    however
    never talk about
    it
    and nothing much
    bothers them
    after
    that.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #29
    Douglas Adams
    “A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • #30
    Charles Bukowski
    “Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”
    Charles Bukowski



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