Douglas Noel Adams

1952 - 2001

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on men and worth

in

Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor at least no one worth speaking of.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on facts, good, world, and worry

Put away your worries, the world is a good and perfect place. It is in fact very easy.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Fenchurch in So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on laws

in

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light except for bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on earth, mind, time, and water

We all like to congregate at boundary conditions. Where land meets water. Where earth meets air. Where bodies meet mind. Where space meets time. We like to be on one side, and look at the other.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on engineering, existence, impossibility, lies, mathematics, money, people, play, preparation, problems, relationships, restaurants, statistics, time, and words

The first nonabsolute number is the number of people for whom the table is reserved. This will vary during the course of the first three telephone calls to the restaurant, and then bear no apparent relation to the number of people who actually turn up, or to the number of people who subsequently join them after the show/match/party/gig, or to the number of people who leave when they see who else has turned up. The second nonabsolute number is the given time of arrival, which is now known to be one of the most bizarre of mathematical concepts, a recipriversexcluson, a number whose existence can only be defined as being anything other than itself. In other words, the given time of arrival is the one moment of time at which it is impossible that any member of the party will arrive. Recipriversexclusons now play a vital part in many branches of math, including statistics and accountancy and also form the basic equations used to engineer the Somebody Else's Problem field. The third and most mysterious piece of nonabsoluteness of all lies in the relationship between the number of items on the bill, the cost of each item, the number of people at the table and what they are each prepared to pay for. (The number of people who have actually brought any money is only a subphenomenon of this field.)

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything. New York: Harmony Books, 1982.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on experience, perception, and universe

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on consequences, decisions, life, needs, people, prayer, and trouble

"Protect me from knowing what I don't need to know. Protect me from even knowing what I don't need to know. Protect me from knowing there are things to know that I don't know. Protect me from knowing that I decided not to know about the things that I decided not to know about them. Amen" That's it. It's what you pray silently inside yourself anyway, so you might as well have it out in the open. "Lord, Lord, Lord. Protect me from the consequences of the above prayer. Amen." And that's it. Most of the trouble people get into in life comes from leaving out that last part.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on jobs and presidency

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on belief

in

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content