Douglas Adams

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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. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in 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; he also served as script editor for the show's seventeenth season in 1979. A ... More

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Douglas Adams #Dreams

Photo of Douglas Adams He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Douglas Adams #Design

Photo of Douglas Adams A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams #Funny #Love

Photo of Douglas Adams I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams #Family

Photo of Douglas Adams 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.
Douglas Adams #Learning

Photo of Douglas Adams Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams #Life

Photo of Douglas Adams Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams #Time

Photo of Douglas Adams Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Douglas Adams #Money

Photo of Douglas Adams To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Douglas Adams #Time

Photo of Douglas Adams Time is bunk.
Douglas Adams #Learning

Photo of Douglas Adams The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams #Experience

Photo of 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.