Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician

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Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.Rate it:
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.Rate it:
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.Rate it:
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.Rate it:
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others…Rate it:
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.Rate it:
I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day programming my computer…Rate it:
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.Rate it:
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.Rate it:
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.Rate it:
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.Rate it:
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.Rate it:
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.Rate it:
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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?Rate it:
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.Rate it:
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear.Rate it:
It's not the fall that kills you; it's the sudden stop at the end.Rate it:
Life is wasted on the living.Rate it:
Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.Rate it:
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.Rate it:
One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them: It is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job. Another problem with governing people is people.Rate it:
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.Rate it:
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.Rate it:
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is…Rate it:
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.Rate it:
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.Rate it:
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that…Rate it:
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.Rate it:
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.Rate it:
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.Rate it:
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.Rate it:
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.Rate it:

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