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Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams was a British author and satirist, most famous for his The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of radio plays and books.
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Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.

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

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

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We notice things that don't work. We don't notice things that do. We notice computers, we don't notice pennies. We notice e-book readers, we don't notice books.

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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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You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

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There is a theory which states that if ever anyone 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.

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I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.

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Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

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

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Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.

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

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It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.

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The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

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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.

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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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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

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There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end.

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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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In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

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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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