Douglas Adams (b. March 11): “I love the whooshing sound of deadlines as they go by.”

11 Mar

Douglas Adams, born 11 March 1952, died 11 May 2001, was an English writer who is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series which sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime. It also became a television series, was adapted into several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and a feature film.

Quotes on writing:

  1. I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
  2. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
  3. I tend not to read or watch Science Fiction, particularly not comedy Science Fiction. The point is that if it’s less good than what I do, there’s no point in reading it, if it’s better than what I do it makes me depressed. If it’s like something I’m intending to write I have to twist myself into knots trying to avoid it and if it’s like something I have written I feel ripped off. Simpler to read something else.

One Response to “Douglas Adams (b. March 11): “I love the whooshing sound of deadlines as they go by.””

  1. dernhelm6 March 11, 2019 at 9:42 am #

    Reblogged this on Indie Lifer and commented:
    I’m currently reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, so this was timely. Reblogging because I love Douglas Adams.

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