Quotes About Luck

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Cormac McCarthy
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Bill Watterson
“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.”
Bill Watterson

Dalai Lama XIV
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Dalai Lama XIV
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anchee Min
“The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree”
Anchee Min, Empress Orchid
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Thomas Jefferson
“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
Thomas Jefferson

Terry Pratchett
“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.”
Terry Pratchett, Mort

Roman Payne
“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Terry Pratchett
“Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.”
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies
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Maggie Stiefvater
“Sean reaches between us and slides a thin bracelet of red ribbons over my free hand. Lifting my arm, he presses his lips against the inside of my wrist. I'm utterly still; I feel my pulse tap several times against his lips, and then he releases my hand.
"For luck," he says. He takes Dove's lead from me.
"Sean," I say, and he turns. I take his chin and kiss his lips, hard. I'm reminded, all of a sudden, of that first day on the beach, when I pulled his head from the water.
"For luck," I say to his startled face.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

Jessica Sorensen
“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.”
Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

William Shakespeare
“Oh, I am fortune's fool!”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Brandon Sanderson
“Why hasn't anyone killed him yet?”
“Dumb luck,” Wit said. “In that I’m lucky you’re all so dumb.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

Toba Beta
“Risk means 'shit happens' or 'good luck”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Jonathan Stroud
“And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Amulet of Samarkand

Brandon Mull
“Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it.”
Brandon Mull, Keys to the Demon Prison
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Jeffrey Eugenides
“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.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

David Levien
“Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.”
David Levien, City of the Sun

Alice Hoffman
“Here's the thing about luck...you don't know if it's good or bad until you have some perspective.”
Alice Hoffman, Local Girls
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Kurt Vonnegut
“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.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Emily Carroll
“Oh, but you must travel through those woods again and again... said a shadow at the window... and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time...

But the wolf... the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once.”
Emily Carroll, Through the Woods

Garrison Keillor
“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. ”
Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon U.S.A.

R.A. Salvatore
“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.”
R.A. Salvatore, The Halfling's Gem

Terry Pratchett
“Million-to-one chances...crop up nine times out of ten.”
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

Neil Gaiman
“Nearly' only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.”
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Ernest Hemingway
“He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Amy Tan
“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.”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Lorii Myers
“Sometimes not getting what you want is a brilliant stroke of luck.”
Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success

Amit Ray
“Concentration attracts luck factor.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

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