Authors - Douglas Adams
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
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.
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.
In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
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.
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.
I think the idea of art kills creativity.
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.
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.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
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.
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?
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
Life is wasted on the living.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.