Douglas Adams
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"Douglas Noel Adams" was an English writer, List of humorists/humorist, and dramatist.

Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series)/radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV series)/television series, several stage plays, comics, a The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (computer game)/computer game, and in 2005 a The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (film)/feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in Radio Academy/The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.

Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who. A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

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

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

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She is the least benightedly unintelligent organic lifeform it has ever been my distinct lack of pleasure not to have been able to avoid meeting.

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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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It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear.

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The big corporations are suddenly taking notice of the web, and their reactions have been slow. Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end.

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Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.

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

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Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. I think media are at their most interesting before anybody's thought of calling them art, when people still think they're just a load of junk.

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

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I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

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We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.

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

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Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That's how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited.

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

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

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My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes.

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The dew has fallen with a particularly sickening thud this morning.

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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.

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

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