Douglas Noel Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials 'DNA'; Adams was proud of the coincidence that he was born in Cambridge the year before the elucidation of the structure of DNA in the same city

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about. (from Mostly Harmless)
Funny how just when you think life can't possibly get any worse it suddenly does.
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.
If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news
In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.
It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an airport' appear.
Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much-the wheel, New York, wars and so on-while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man-for precisely the same reason.
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.
Space is big. Really 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 chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.....
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone 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.
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.
Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
You can't dodge your responsibilities by saying they don't exist

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