universe

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 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 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

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on body, computers, mind, television, and universe

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

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A Quote by David McCord on universe

A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe.

David McCord (1897 - 1997)

Source: Once and For All

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A Quote by David M. Paton on children, christianity, concern, correction, creation, faith, god, knowledge, meaning, science, study, thought, and universe

We ought indeed to expect to find the works of God in such things as the advance of knowledge. Knowledge of the physical universe is not to be thought of as irrelevant to Christian faith [simply] because it does not lead to saving knowledge of God. In so far as it is concerned with God's creation, physical science is a fitting study for God's children. Moreover, the advance of scientific knowledge does negatively correct and enlarge theological notions - at the least, the geologists and astrophysicists have helped us to rid ourselves of parochial notions of God, and filled in some of the meaning of such phrases as "almighty."

David M. Paton

Source: Christian Missions and the Judgment of God

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A Quote by David Grayson on jobs, men, and universe

I do not have to make over the universe; I have only to do my job, great or small, and to look often at the trees and the hills and the sky, and be friendly with all men.

David Grayson (1890 - 1990)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on greatness, imagination, novelty, power, universe, and world

It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel Goleman on conflict, defeat, mind, people, study, and universe

Whoever has the mind to fight has broken his connection with the universe. If you try to dominate people you are already defeated. We study how to resolve conflict, not how to start it.

Daniel Goleman

Source: Quoting a teacher of aikido, in Emotional Intelligence

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on heart, meaning, poetry, secrets, and universe

Poetry ennobles the heart and the eyes, and unveils the meaning of all things upon which the heart and the eyes dwell. It discovers the secret rays of the universe, and restores to us forgotten paradises.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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