Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. 

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No, that's just perfectly normal paranoia. Everyone in the Universe has that.

Humans are not proud of their ancestors and rarely invite them round to dinner.

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well on the surface of a gas covered planet, going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away, and think this to be normal, is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

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.

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers common sense snuck in at number 79.

Even traveling despondently is better than arriving here.

This planet has -- or rather had -- a problem which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or as his wife would have it an idiot.

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

What's so unpleasant about being drunk? You ask a glass of water.

He shifted his weight from foot to foot but it was equally uncomfortable on each.

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news which obeys its own special laws.

American Atheists: "What message would you like to send to your Atheist fans?" Douglas Adams: "Hello! How are you?"

Watch?? I'm gonna pray Man! Know any good religions?

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who by peddling second-rate technology led them into it in the first place.

Some say that the universe is made so that when we are about to understand it it changes into something even more incomprehensible. And then there are those who say that this has already happened.

Perhaps I'm old and tired but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.

My doctor says that I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre ' he muttered to himself 'and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.

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