"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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Douglas Adams on Wikipedia.
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.Douglas Adams
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.Douglas Adams
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.Douglas Adams
What to do if you find yourself stuck with no hope of rescue: Consider yourself lucky that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your present circumstances seems more likely, consider yourself lucky that it won't be troubling you much longer.Douglas Adams