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Douglas Adams Quotes

About Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Life: 1952 - 2001

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Writer; Radio presenter;

Douglas NoŽl Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, a towel and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials "DNA".

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Quotations

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You are disoriented. Blackness swims toward you like a school of eels who have just seen something that eels like a lot.

~ Douglas Adams
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I think a nerd is a person who uses the telephone to talk to other people about telephones. And a computer nerd therefore is somebody who uses a computer in order to use a computer.

~ Douglas Adams

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.

~ Douglas Adams

The great thing about being the only species that makes a distinction between right and wrong is that we can make up the rules for ourselves as we go along.

~ Douglas Adams

I am rarely happier than when spending entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that it would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand.

~ Douglas Adams
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Anything that happens happens, anything that in happening causes something else to happen causes something else to happen, and anything that in happening causes itself to happen again, happens again. Although not necessarily in chronological order.

~ Douglas Adams

Mozart tells us what it's like to be human, Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven and Bach tells us what it's like to be the universe.

~ Douglas Adams

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Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

~ Douglas Adams
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If I were not an atheist, I think I would have to be a Catholic because if it wasn't the forces of natural selection that designed fish, It must have been an Italian.

~ Douglas Adams
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Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet.

~ Douglas Adams

Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a piece of blank paper until a drop of blood forms on your forehead.

~ Douglas Adams

It takes an awful long time to not write a book.

~ Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by.

~ Douglas Adams

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

~ Douglas Adams
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He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.

~ Douglas Adams

- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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