Douglas Adams

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Douglas Noel Adams

11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001

The thing that used to worry him most was the fact that people were always asking him what he was looking so worried about.

– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think that [iPhones] are a pretty neat idea.

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they ask me to take you down to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? ‘Cos I don’t.

– Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Heart of Gold fled on silently through the night of space, now on conventional photon drive. Its crew of four were ill at ease knowing that they had been brought together not of their own volition or by simple coincidence, but by some curious perversion of physics – as if relationships between people were susceptible to the same laws that governed the relationships between atoms and molecules.

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

He attacked everything in life with a mixture of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence and it was often difficult to tell which was which.

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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