Quotes About Accident

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Alice Sebold
“Our only kiss was like an accident- a beautiful gasoline rainbow.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Andrew Davidson
“Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.”
Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

Jane Austen
“We do not suffer by accident.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Sherwood Anderson
“Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night,' he had said. 'You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life. If you try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses.”
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio

L.M. Montgomery
“Don't be very frightened, Marilla. I was walking the ridge-pole and I fell off. I suspect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck. Let us look on the bright side of things.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Charlie Fletcher
“The ugliest thing in the world is a beautiful woman without the brains or courage to know that [beauty] is nothing more than an accident.”
Charlie Fletcher, Silvertongue

Mary Roach
“Here is the secret to surviving one of these [airplane] crashes: Be male. In a 1970 Civil Aeromedical institute study of three crashes involving emergency evacuations, the most prominent factor influencing survival was gender (followed closely by proximity to exit). Adult males were by far the most likely to get out alive. Why? Presumably because they pushed everyone else out of the way.”
Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Alexander Hamilton
“It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country to decide, by their conduct and example, the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force.”
Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

Shannon L. Alder
The Voyager

We are all lonely voyagers sailing on life's ebb tide,
To a far off place were all stripling warriors have died,
Sometime at eve when the tide is low,
The voices call us back to the rippling water's flow,
Even though our boat sailed with love in our hearts,
Neither our dreams or plans would keep heaven far apart,
We drift through the hush of God's twilight pale,
With no response to our friendly hail,
We raise our sails and search for majestic light,
While finding company on this journey to the brighten our night,
Then suddenly he pulls us through the reef's cutting sea,
Back to the place that he asked us to be,
Friendly barges that were anchored so sweetly near,
In silent sorrow they drop their salted tears,
Shall our soul be a feast of kelp and brine,
The wasted tales of wishful time,
Are we a fish on a line lured with bait,
Is life the grind, a heartless fate,
Suddenly, "HUSH", said the wind from afar,
Have you not looked to the heavens and seen the new star,
It danced on the abyss of the evening sky,
The sparkle of heaven shining on high,
Its whisper echoed on the ocean's spray,
From the bow to the mast they heard him say,
"Hope is above, not found in the deep,
I am alive in your memories and dreams when you sleep,
I will greet you at sunset and with the moon's evening smile,
I will light your path home.. every last lonely mile,
My friends, have no fear, my work was done well,
In this life I broke the waves and rode the swell,
I found faith in those that I called my crew,
My love will be the compass that will see you through,
So don't look for me on the ocean's floor to find,
I've never left the weathered docks of your loving mind,
For I am in the moon, the wind and the whale's evening song,
I am the sailor of eternity whose voyage is not gone.”
Shannon L. Alder

Derek Landy
“Aurora sagged. "Why is it," she asked, "that every time I'm with you two we end up stealing something big?"
"We always return it," Donegan said, a little defensively. "Maybe not always in one piece or necessarily to the right person but return it we do, and so it is not stealing, it is merely borrowing."
Gracious looked at him. "It's a little bit stealing."
"Anyone who leaves a private jet just lying around deserves to have it stolen."
"It wasn't lying around," said Gracious. "It was locked up tight. It took us an hour to dismantle the security system and get inside."
Donegan looked at him. "You're not helping.”
Derek Landy, The Maleficent Seven: From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Vladimir Nabokov
“Coordinating there
Events and objects with remote events
And vanished objects. Making ornaments
Of accidents and possibilities.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

Rick Yancey
“We are accidental people occupying an accidental planet in an accidental universe.”
Rick Yancey, The Last Star

Rodney Barnes
“My Miracle, living through a Traumatic brain Injury”
Rodney Barnes

Marie Rutkoski
“Arin, are you all right?"
"How?" He managed. "How did her arm break?"
"She fell of a ladder."
He must have visibly relaxed, because his cousin raised her brows and looked ready to scold.
"I imagined something worse," he tried to explain.
She appeared to understand his relief that pain, if it had to come, came this time without malice. Just and accident. Done by no one. The luck, sometimes of life. A bad slip that ends with bread, and someone to bind you.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss

“For that half-hour in the hospital delivery room I was intimate with immensity, for that half-minute before birth I held her hands and for that duration we three were undivided, I felt the blood of her pulse as we gripped hands, felt her blood beat in the rhythm that reached into the baby as she slipped into the doctor's hands, and for a few days we touched that immensity, we saw through her eyes to an immense intimacy, saw through to where she had come from, I felt important being next to her, and the feeling lasted when we entered our car for the drive home, thinking to myself that we weren't to be trusted with our baby, the feeling lasting while I measured us against the landscape, the February rain, the pewter sky, and then the rain freezing to the roadway, the warmth of the interior of the car with its unbreakable transparent sky dome and doors, until the car spun on the ice in the lane and twirled so that I could take an hour to describe how I threw up my hands in anguish as the baby slipped from her arms and whipped into the face of her mother reflected in the glass door, and she caught the baby back into her arms as the car glided to a stop in its usual place at the end of the drive, and nothing but silence and a few drops of blood at a nostril suggested that we would now be intimate with the immensities of death ("Interim")”
William S. Wilson, Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When two persons are too close, they fall apart.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Guy de Maupassant
“The human mind is a lucky little local, passing accident which was totally unforeseen, and condemned to disappear with this earth and to recommence perhaps here or elsewhere the same or different with fresh combinations of eternally new beginnings. We owe it to this little lapse of intelligence on His part that we are very uncomfortable in this world which was not made for us, which had not been prepared to receive us, to lodge and feed us or to satisfy reflecting beings, and we owe it to Him also that we have to struggle without ceasing against what are still called the designs of Providence, when we are really refined and civilized beings.”
Guy de Maupassant

“There is no cleverness in driving. No is wisdom or experience driver or driving that will save you from accidents. Because you know how to drive it doesn't mean someone who doesn't know how to drive or who drives reckless cant hit your car. A car is a moving coffin. Always be thankful when you reach your destination . Those who die from accidents are not stupids or bad drivers. Always thank God for sparing your life and delivering you to your destination.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Almost nothing happens by accident. There’s no use getting upset and losing your peace. Sometimes out of your pain comes purpose.”
Tony Warrick

T. Rafael Cimino
“Darwin is my copilot.”
T. Rafael Cimino, A Battle of Angels

Paul Auster
“El inventario de tus cicatrices, en particular las de la cara, que ves cada mañana al mirarte en el espejo del baño cuando te peinas o vas a afeitarte. Rara vez piensas en ellas, pero cuando lo haces, entiendes que son marcas que deja la vida, que el surtido de líneas irregulares grabadas en la piel de tu rostro son letras del alfabeto secreto que narra la historia de quién eres, porque cada cicatriz es la huella de una herida curada, y cada herida era resultado de una inesperada colisión con el mundo; es decir, de un accidente, de algo que no debía ocurrir a la fuerza, porque por definición un accidente es algo que no sucede necesariamente. Acontecimientos contingentes en contraposición a hechos necesario, y mientras te miras al espejo esta mañana comprendes que toda vida es contingente, salvo por el único hecho necesario de que antes o después tocará a su fin.”
Paul Auster

H.G. Wells
“And in friendship and still more here, in this central business of love, accident rules it seems to me almost altogether. What personalities you will encounter in life, and have for a chief interest in life, is nearly as much a matter of chance as the drift of a grain of pollen in the pine forest. And once the light hazard has blown it has blown, never to drive again.”
H.G. Wells, The Passionate Friends

Melissa Hill
“With some stories, you really can't rush things. And it's often best just to sit back and enjoy the journey for what it is.”
Melissa Hill, A Gift to Remember

Ernest K. Gann
“My mind held fast to that hot morning and the moment of coolness in the cabin. I could so easily re-enact every moment. Again-why had I gone back to exchange the beautiful charts at that precise moment? How many times would I, in whatever innocence, be compelled to choose the right time?”
Ernest K. Gann, Fate Is the Hunter

“Some people think driving is speeding the car. Only to find out. Driving is not speeding the car but is being able to control the car.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Its better to be late to where i am going than to be late in life (as in dying), because of the way i was driving. Cars dont kill people. People die because of how they use or drive their cars.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Blake Bailey
“I went down like a tray of dishes”
Blake Bailey, Cheever

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