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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There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling.

I am fascinated by religion.That's a completely different thing from believing in it.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast. People living at point C being a point directly in between are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They often wish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be.

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.

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money and that is sincerity and integrity.

Ah this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of

It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear

Time is bunk.

His study was a total mess like the results of an explosion in a public library.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are ipso facto those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

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