Authors - Douglas Adams

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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame. - Wikipedia

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Quote 340by Anonymous on 27/12/2010

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.
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    Quote 377by Anonymous on 01/01/2011

    He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
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      Quote 1156by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

      I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.
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        Quote 1174by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

        In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.
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          Quote 1310by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

          Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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            Quote 1491by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

            Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
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              Quote 1780by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

              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.
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                Quote 1939by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

                I am so amazingly cool you could keep a side of meat in me for a month. I am so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.
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                  Quote 2632by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                  I think the idea of art kills creativity.
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                    Quote 2823by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                    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.
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                      Quote 3863by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                      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.
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                        Quote 4033by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                        It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
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                          Quote 4598by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                          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.
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                            Quote 8953by Anonymous on 08/06/2012

                            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?
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                              Quote 9050by Anonymous on 14/06/2012

                              Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
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                                Quote 9417by Anonymous on 31/07/2012

                                Life is wasted on the living.
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                                  Quote 13723by Anonymous on 27/08/2013

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