Douglas Noel Adams

1952 - 2001

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 on belief and garden

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on concern, life, people, problems, solution, time, and unhappiness

This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it was not the small pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on people

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Plenty of people did not care for him much, but then there is a huge difference between disliking somebody - maybe even disliking them a lot - and actually shooting them, strangling them, dragging them through the fields and setting their house on fire.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on ability, experience, and learning

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Last Chance to See

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on learning

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless, 1992

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on observation, theory, and thought

If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

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 extremism, health, personality, personality, society, speech, thought, words, and writing

Many words and expressions which only a matter of decades ago were considered so distastefully explicit that, were they merely to be breathed in public, the perpetrator would be shunned, barred from polite society, and in extreme cases shot through the lungs, are now thought to be very healthy and proper, and their use in everyday speech and writing is evidence of a well-adjusted, relaxed and totally un****ed-up personality.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on civilization, history, questions, and survival

The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phase, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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