Douglas Adams fans will recognize some of these quotes immediately from his books (include the series of Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
They are witty and worth reading – thank you BBC for compiling. I especially like:
1. “A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.’”
5 “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.”
His probably most famous quote is listed at number 8:
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
17. “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.”
The whole 42 are listed on the BBC here: (bear in mind that many are said by his fictional characters, so he invented them but may not have seriously proposed them)