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Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001) was a British author.

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  • "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."[1]    
Simple: Flying is learning how to fall and not hit the ground.
  • "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."[2]    
Simple: People are almost the only animals that can learn from what others do. Another interesting thing about people is that they do not seem to want to.
What it means: People have the ability to make great changes, but usually they are not willing to.
  • "I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it."[3]    
Simple: I do not believe what you say. Show me that it must be true and I will still continue not believing it.


  1. How To Fly By Ryan Somma,
  2. Hazards XVIII, Google Books.
  3. Life, the Universe, and Everything, Chapter 12.

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