Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, writer, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
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It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable.
Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
One always overcompensates for disabilities.
I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically removed.
I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?
We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I think the idea of art kills creativity.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
The Guide says there is an art to flying, said Ford, or rather a knack.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Time is bunk.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.
My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.
So, my argument is that as we become more and more scientifically literate, it
The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
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.
I briefly did therapy, but after a while, I realised it is just like a farmer complaining about the weather. You can't fix the weather - you just have to get on with it.
I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody 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.
Most of the time spent wrestling with technologies that don't quite work yet is just not worth the effort for end users, however much fun it is for nerds like us.
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
Life...is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy , and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Years and years ago, I did a game based on 'Hitchhiker's Guide' with a company called Infocom, which was a great company. They were doing witty, intelligent, literate games based on text.
A mobile phone needs a manual in the way that a teacup doesn't
Books are sharks... because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.
I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.