1. You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.
2. You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.
3. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
4. Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
5. I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
6. The sun doesn’t just hang on one family’s tree
7. Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.
But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.
8. I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.
9. Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.
10. Oh, I am fortune’s fool!
11. Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time. Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple coincidence , but there are those who don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
12. And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened.
13. Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it.
14. There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
15. It takes only a split second for life to go horribly wrong. To fix the mess, I need a thousand things to go right. The distance from one bit of luck to the next feels as great as the distance across oceans. But, I decide in this moment, I will bridge that distance, again and again, until I win. I will not fail.
16. Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.
17. In Madeleine’s face was a stupidity Mitchell had never seen before. It was the stupidity of all normal people. It was the stupidity of the fortunate and the beautiful, of everybody who got what they wanted in life and so remained unremarkable.
18. Here’s the thing about luck…you don’t know if it’s good or bad until you have some perspective.
19. Ability is of little account without opportunity.
20. Since Alice had never received any religious instruction, and since she had led a blameless life, she never thought of her awful luck as being anything but accidents in a very busy place. Good for her.
21. The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.
22. Luck?” Drizzt replied. “Perhaps. But more often, I dare to say, luck is simply the advantage a true warrior gains in excuting the correct course of action.
23. Nearly’ only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.
24. He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.
25. The fish is my friend too…I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars. Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day should have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky; he thought
26. Concentration attracts luck factor.
27. Risk means ‘shit happens’ or ‘good luck
28. Million-to-one chances…crop up nine times out of ten.
29. Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
30. Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don’t have the wit to deal with the problems of life.
31. And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds “joy luck” is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation.
32. Luck is the residue of design.
33. People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.
34. Nobody knows anything…… Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.
35. Most young women do not welcome promiscuous advances. (Either that, or my luck’s terrible.)
36. Sometimes not getting what you want is a brilliant stroke of luck.
37. Do ya’ feel lucky, punk?
38. It’s a question of attitude. If you really work at something you can do it up to a point. If you really work at being happy you can do it up to a point. But anything more than that you can’t. Anything more than that is luck.
39. What’s so funny? (Astrid)
I’m just thinking, here I am a slave who touched a star who then made him a demigod. I have to be the luckiest bastard who ever lived. (Zarek)
40. Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.
41. It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.
42. It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.
43. Only I have no luck any more. But who knows? Maybe today. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.
44. There’s always the same amount of good luck and bad luck in the world. If one person doesn’t get the bad luck, somebody else will have to get it in their place. There’s always the same amount of good and evil, too. We can’t eradicate evil, we can only evict it, force it to move across town. And when evil moves, some good always goes with it. But we can never alter the ratio of good to evil. All we can do is keep things stirred up so neither good nor evil solidifies. That’s when things get scary. Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.
45. There were a group of people before the Ascension known as the Astalsi. They claimed that each person was born with a certain finite amount of ill luck. And so, when an unfortunate event happened, they thought themselves blessed—thereafter, their lives could only get better.
46. From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.
47. True friends don’t come with conditions.
48. Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble.
49. At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.
50. With a library it is easier to hope for serendipity than to look for a precise answer
51. Without struggle, success has no value.
52. I’ve found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities. (Talon Karrde)
53. I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.
54. In the abstract, it might be tempting to imagine that irreducible complexity simply requires multiple simultaneous mutations – that evolution might be far chancier than we thought, but still possible. Such an appeal to brute luck can never be refuted… Luck is metaphysical speculation; scientific explanations invoke causes
55. The harder I work, the luckier I get.
56. Luck is a word the bitter teach to the ignorant.
57. This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive and feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.
58. Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don’t forget to put out your nets!
59. There are, he assures her, no such things as curses. There is luck, maybe, bad or good. A slight inclination of each day towards success or failure. But no curses.
60. I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it