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 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"

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on theory and universe

There is a theory that states: 'If anyone finds out what the universe is for it will disappear and be replaced by something more bizarrely inexplicable.' There is another theory that states: 'This has already happened. . . .'

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 1980

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams

He inched his way up the corridor as if he would rather be yarding his way down it. . . .

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on libraries and study

[His] study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 1980

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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