Forty-two is an integer.
- England has forty-two religions and only two sauces.
- Voltaire, quoted in Connie Robertson, "A Dictionary of Quotations" (1998), Page 447.
- The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two.
- Queen Victoria, quoted in Helen Rappaport Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion (2003), Page 407.
- Rule forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.
- Yet still to choose a brat like you,
To haunt a man of forty-two,
Was no great compliment!"
- Lewis Carroll, Phantasmagoria (1869), Canto 1.
There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.
- "Forty-two," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.
- Legolas: Final count, forty-two.
Gimli: Forty-two? Oh, that's not bad for a pointy-eared elvish princeling. Hmph! I myself am sitting pretty on forty-THREE.
- Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).