Don't panic: we're honoring Towel Day, a celebration of the life and work of Douglas Adams, creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books. The author of the science-fiction cult classic (lovingly referred to as H2G2 by fans the world over) was born on this day in Cambridge, England, and grew up to be one of the greatest, most quotable geek heroes of all time.
In his all-encompassing electronic travel guide, Douglas teaches interstellar hitchhikers about the secrets of life, the universe, and everything in between. In what follows, we've gathered the author's six most compelling life lessons from the book — because 4 + 2 = 6, and we all know that 42 is the answer to everything.
If we didn't include your favorite quote from H2G2, then tell us what it is in the comments!