Douglas Noel Adams

1952 - 2001

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on god, faith, religion, atheism, agnostic, philosophy, and logic

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful [as the telepathically translating Babel fish] could have evolved by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.

The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."

"But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. Q.E.D."

"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed at the next pedestrian crossing.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, excerpt from the Guide

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on ego, conceit, arrogance, and self-importance

If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot immediately!

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, spoken by Zaphod Beeblebrox

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on the answer, life the universe and everything, and 42

And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on endings

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on bravery, men, and women

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.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on love

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

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on impossibility

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.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless, 1992

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on preparation

Come, let us go. Let us leave this festering hellhole. Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Dirk Gently in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on life

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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.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on awareness

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

Contributed by: Zaady

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