Accidents Quotes

Quotes tagged as "accidents" (showing 1-30 of 61)
Criss Jami
“A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Roman Payne
“In life, more than in anything else, it isn’t easy to end up alive.”
Roman Payne

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!

“Accidents happen. Our bones shatter, our skin splits, our hearts break. We burn, we drown, we stay alive.”
Moïra Fowley-Doyle, The Accident Season

J.G. Ballard
“After being bombarded endlessly by road-safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident.”
J.G. Ballard, Crash

Anthony Horowitz
“So it's a coincidence. Just like you said. Two rich parents with two rich kids at the same school. They're both killed in accidents. Why are you so interested?"

"Because I don't like coincidence," Blunt replied. "In fact, I don't believe in coincidence. Where some
people see coincidence, I see conspiracy. That's my job.”
Anthony Horowitz, Point Blank

“No, it wasn't an accident, I didn't say that. It was carefully planned, down to the tiniest mechanical and emotional detail. But it was a mistake.”
John Paxton, On the Beach

C. JoyBell C.
“I swear, the best things come to me by accident! Or should I say, effortless destiny?”
C. JoyBell C.

Dejan Stojanovic
“Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Kelley Armstrong
“On that walk around the building, two sets of cops coming out stopped to tell our guys to hustle us inside so they could head back out on the road. Accidents everywhere. A pileup on
each of two major roads. “Welcome to winter,” one said. “When fifty percent of drivers should have their licenses temporarily suspended.”
Kelley Armstrong, Dangerous

Andrzej Sapkowski
“Prawda jest córą czasu poczętą w przypadkowym i krótkotrwałym romansie ze zbiegiem okoliczności.”
Andrzej Sapkowski, Lux perpetua

Jaymin Eve
“She was smart like that, and lucky like that, and people loved the hell out of her. They didn’t love the hell out of me; they ran the hell away from me. It wasn’t like I was a bad person or anything, I just … had a lot of accidents. I didn’t mean accidents like I ate glue and then peed myself on a regular basis. I just tripped more than usual, and accidently set things on fire more than what would be considered ‘normal’. I got kicked out of the village school only one moon-cycle before graduation for accidently making one of the teachers bald. How do you accidently make someone bald? That’s a good question. All you really need is a bucket of warm tar to accidently toss onto the back of their head. How do you get a bucket of warm tar? You don’t go looking for it or anything—or at least I didn’t. It was just sitting on the road outside the school and I thought I should carry it inside to ask what it was.”
Jaymin Eve, Trickery

Joyce Carol Oates
“Literature, art, like civilization itself, are only accidents.”
Joyce Carol Oates, Expensive People

Tessa Hadley
“Andy was receptive, like a deep vessel into which life was poured. If this terrible particular thing hadn't been poured into her, she would have been happier--it goes without saying--but less of a person. She was filled out by her fate. I actually think that this is quite rare, the capacity to become the whole shape of the accidents that happen to you.”
Tessa Hadley

Dejan Stojanovic
“Get out, but don't cause unneeded accidents.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Emma Thompson
“The fire alarm went off. Fire engines came racing; we all rushed out on the gravel drive, everyone thinking it was us. In fact, one of the elderly residents of Saltram had left a pan on the oven in her flat. Apparently this happens all the time. The tenant in question is appearing as an extra -- playing one of the cooks.”
Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

مصطفى مستور
“لماذا يخشى البشر المرض؟ لأنه الجار المتاخِم للموت.
لماذا يخافون حوادِث التصادُم؟ لأن احتمال الموت في حوادث التصادُم كبير.
لماذا يخافون المقابر والموتى؟ لأن المقابر هي بيت الموت ومملكته.”
مصطفى مستور, عراق خنزير في يد مجذوم

“We are all a whole bunch of accidental products.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“When the train stays on the tracks you don't ask why.”
Marty Rubin

Jhumpa Lahiri
“In so many ways, his family’s life feels like a string of accidents, unforeseen, unintended, one incident begetting another. It had started with his father’s train wreck, paralyzing him at first, later inspiring him to move as far as possible, to make a new life on the other side of the world. There was the disappearance of the name Gogol’s great-grandmother had chosen for him, lost in the mail somewhere between Calcutta and Cambridge. This had led, in turn, to the accident of his being named Gogol, defining and distressing him for so many years. He had tried to correct that randomness, that error. And yet it had not been possible to reinvent himself fully, to break from that mismatched name. His marriage had been something of a misstep as well. And the way his father had slipped away from them, that had been the worst accident of all, as if the preparatory work of death had been done long ago, the night he was nearly killed, and all that was left for him was one day, quietly, to go. And yet these events have formed Gogol, shaped him, determined who he is. They were things for which it was impossible to prepare but which one spent a lifetime looking back at, trying to accept, interpret, comprehend. Things that should never have happened, that seemed out of place and wrong, these were what prevailed, what endured, in the end.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Dan Simmons
“Accidents are like death. Waiting for us everywhere. Inevitable. Unavoidable. Plan as we might, they defy our planning.”
Dan Simmons, Entropy's Bed at Midnight

“It's when you let the children run around inside a nuclear missile silo that accidents happen.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“I have seen ideas that work on paper not work in the field. But I have never seen an idea that does not work on paper work in the field.”
Sean Shannon Murphy, Oil and Gas Survival Guide

Robert Bevan
“Dude!" cried Time. "What the fuck, man!"

"Sorry," said Cooper. "I thought this was a bathroom." He stuck out a pouty lower lip.

"What could possibly have led you to believe this was a bathroom?" the lizard creature hissed. "The door is clearly marked OFFICE!"

"I can't read your lizard language," said Cooper.”
Robert Bevan, The Creep on the Borderlands

“Sometimes, tragic accidents happen by design.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“There are more wrecks out of the ocean than in.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Accidents—you never have them till you’re having them.”
—Eeyore”
Disney Book Group, Christopher Robin: The Little Book of Pooh-isms: With help from Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, and Tigger, too!

“The Mysterie and chief Matter of all the Covenants of Faith, whether Covenants of Promise or New Covenant, though for Accidents and Circumstances it be very variously represented, yet for essence and Substance it is only one and the same, viz. The Recovery of lapsed Sinners from Sin and Death, to Righteousness and life by JESUS CHRIST alone through Faith. The same CHRIST, the same Faith, The same Recovery of lapsed sinners by Christ through Faith is Revealed in all the Covenants of Faith, but in every of them diversly.”
Francis Roberts, Mysterium & medulla Bibliorum the mysterie and marrow of the Bible

Jan Golembiewski
“Destiny is surely propelled by desires. Desires push and pull you to make big moves and landslide changes, but they don’t propel you to the people who will help shape those desires. The street directions of our life’s path are difficult to read. They aren’t intuitive... they’re the product of the minutiae of our daily lives: accidental meetings and chances that happen while you’re getting fed or finding shelter. And on the road, that means the influence of complete strangers.”
Jan Golembiewski, Magic

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Being younger than someone has the tendency to leave you with the belief that you will outlive them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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