Douglas Adams

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

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In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying 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.
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.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others…
I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day programming my computer…
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
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.
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.
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?
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear.
It's not the fall that kills you; it's the sudden stop at the end.
Life is wasted on the living.
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.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
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.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
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.
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is…
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that…
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
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.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

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