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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If there's anything more important than my ego around I want it caught and shot now.

Dave is one of my favorite sources of information and opinion on the Web. His opinions are passionately held, well-informed, intelligent, argumentative and quite often wrong.

One always overcompensates for disabilities. I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically removed.

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.

The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola

See first think later then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.

I guess when [novels] started most early novels were just sort of pornography: Apparently most media actually started as pornography and sort of grew from there. [Starship Titanic] is not a pornographic CD-ROM I hasten to add.

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Ford? There's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for 'Hamlet' they've worked out

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.

He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it...

One of the most blissful joys of the English language is the fact that one of its greatest practitioners ever one of the guys on the very top table of all was a jokesmith. Though maybe it shouldn't be that big a surprise. Who else would be up there? Austen of course Dickens and Chaucer. The only one who couldn't make a joke to save his life would be Shakespeare.

The story goes that I first had the idea for THHGTTGalaxy while lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck.

Having been an English literary graduate I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

In order to fly all one must do is simply miss the ground.

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.

You live and learn. At any rate you live.

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.

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