Douglas Noel Adams

1952 - 2001

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

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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

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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 integrity, money, service, and sincerity

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on brothers, relatives, sister, time, and travel

Time, we know, is relative. You can travel light years through the stars and back, and if you do it at the speed of light then, when you return, you may have aged mere seconds while your twin brother or sister will have aged twenty, thirty, forty or however many years it is, depending on how far you traveled. This will come to you as a profound shock, particularly if you didn't know you had a twin brother or sister.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless, 1992

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on theory and universe

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. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on illusions and time

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on anger, beginning, people, and universe

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 Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on reality

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In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong . . . reality is frequently inaccurate.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980

Contributed by: Zaady

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