Douglas Noel Adams

1952 - 2001

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on men and worth

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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)

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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

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on laws

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

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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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

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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)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on belief

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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

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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

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on behavior, justice, observation, restaurants, time, and understanding

Bistromathics itself is simply a revolutionary new way of understanding the behavior of numbers. Just as Einstein observed that space was not an absolute but depended on the observer's movement in space, and that time was not an absolute, but depended on the observer's movement in time, so it is now realized that numbers are not absolute, but depend on the observer's movement in restaurants.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on failure, generations, good, heart, laws, mathematics, restaurants, science, universe, and world

Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe. This single statement took the scientific world by storm. It completely revolutionized it. So many mathematical conferences got held in such good restaurants that many of the finest minds of a generation died of obesity and heart failure and the science of math was put back by years.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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

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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

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