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Douglas Adams Quotes About Funny, Technology, Universe, Life, Love, Death, Fish, President, Deadlines & Leadership! English playwright and novelist Douglas Noel Adams was born on March 11th, 1952, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1959 through 1970, Adams attended Brentwood School in Essex, England. Until then, his primary areas of interest had been science rather than the arts. It wasn’t until he was eleven that his instructor Frank Halford urged him to pursue a career in writing.

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When Adams left school in 1970, he was confident that he would be a success as a writer. Adams worked as a hospital porter, a barn builder, a bodyguard, and a cleaner for a chicken coop. No matter how few of his works were chosen, Adams never gave up. Nevertheless, he found himself in a bind once more by the year’s conclusion. He finally adapted to his circumstances and chose to keep pushing ahead.

Adams’s most famous piece, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ was an enormous commercial success, becoming the best-selling book in the United Kingdom. In addition, his novel made him the youngest writer to win the Golden Pen Award. Another bestseller of his was “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe,” published in 1980; this was followed by “The Universe and Everything,” published in 1982; “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish,” published in 1984.

More than fifteen million copies of Douglas Adams’s books were sold in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. His works were also bestsellers in many other languages, notably German and Swedish. His masterpiece, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” ranks #24 on Waterstone’s Novels and Channel’s selection of the 100 most remarkable books of the century. After a long illness, Douglas Adams passed away in Santa Barbara, California, in May of 2001.

Best Douglas Adams Quotes

1.“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”― Douglas Adams.

2.“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream, and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”― Douglas Adams.

3.“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.”― Douglas Adams.

4.“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”― Douglas Adams.

5.“If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”― Douglas Adams.

6.“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”― Douglas Adams.

7.“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 chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”― Douglas Adams.

8.“Did I do anything wrong today, or has the world always been like this, and I’ve been too wrapped up in myself to notice?”― Douglas Adams.

9.“Ford… you’re turning into a penguin. Stop it.”― Douglas Adams

10.“’This must be Thursday,’ said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. ‘I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

― Douglas Adams.

11.”My God, they are! They’re knocking my house down. What the hell am I doing in the pub, Ford?”― Douglas Adams.

12.“I wonder who this ship belongs to anyway,”― Douglas Adams.

13.”Is there any tea on this spaceship?”― Douglas Adams.

14.”Why don’t people get rid of the lizards?”― Douglas Adams.

15.”I thought you said it was a democracy.”― Douglas Adams.

16.”You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”― Douglas Adams.

17.“Ford! there’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve worked out.”― Douglas Adams.

18.“Yes, I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’.”― Douglas Adams.

19.”It’s at times like this when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse.”― Douglas Adams.

20.”I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”― Douglas Adams.

21.“The story so far: In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”― Douglas Adams.

22.“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.”― Douglas Adams.

23.“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”― Douglas Adams.

24.“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?”― Douglas Adams.

25.”The average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. “― Douglas Adams.

26.”It follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.”

27.“My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.”― Douglas Adams.

28.“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”― Douglas Adams.

29.“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”― Douglas Adams.

30.“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”― Douglas Adams.

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