Accidents Quotes

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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 Jr.
“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!

Moïra Fowley-Doyle
“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

“I don't believe in fate," she said at last. "But I do believe in... loopholes. I think a lot of what keeps the world going is the result of accidents — happy or otherwise — and taking advantage of these.”
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

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

“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

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us would take our time, if we knew that we are rushing to our deaths.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“An accident is often caused by an attempt to prevent one.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Speed does not always kill. And not only that, sometimes speed saves a life.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some lives were saved by accident; some, by an accident.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“God teach us by Moments, we only know it as Accidents”
Dyota Narotama

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Bad luck happens to everyone. Who knows when evil moment may occur.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Jean Baudrillard
“Where accidents happen in succession, there is a kind of instinctive relationship between them. Having once smelled blood, they come running with a passion, impatient to occur in their turn, drawn in by the magnetic field. You become a kind of accident attraction zone. New mothers, for example, are particularly fecund and fertile. We underestimate this capacity which events - particularly unfortunate events - have of reproducing themselves not sexually but by contiguity, by 'kairo- genesis'.”
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories IV, 1995-2000

Frank Sonnenberg
“A deliberate mistake is not the same as an accidental one.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That's Why You Have One

Matthew Walker
“There are many things that I hope readers take away from this book. This is one of the most important: if you are drowsy while driving, please, please stop. It is lethal. To carry the burden of another’s death on your shoulders is a terrible thing.”
Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Ehsan Sehgal
“Accidents Change Life
***
People cause
Lots of pain and grief
Accidents change
The way of life
The selfish ones
For its purpose and needs
Pluck out the flowers,
Before
The opening of its blossom.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Jean Baudrillard
“Our entire system, both technical and mental, tends towards oneness, identity and totality, at the cost of an extraordinary simplification. And the whole of our metaphysics and all our neuroses chart the evils and confusions that ensue from that simplification.
But duality is indefectible.
It is totality that falters in the more or less long term.
Any political, economic, moral or mental system that achieves this even virtual totalization, that achieves this kind of perfection, either automatically fractures or duplicates itself to infinity in a simulacrum of itself. Everything that comes close to its definitive formula or its absolute potency can only repeat itself indefinitely or produce a monstrous double - whether it be terrorism or clones.
There is never any equilibrium state or state of completion that cannot suddenly be destabilized by a process of automatic reversion.
Everything which offends against duality, which is the fundamental rule, everything which aims to be integral, leads to disintegration through the violent resurgence of duality - or in conformity with the principle of evil, whichever you prefer.
It is duality and reversibility which everywhere govern the principle of evil. It is duality, liquidated everywhere, conjured away by all possible means, that restores an absence and an emptiness that are generally submerged by a total presence. It is duality that fractures Integral Reality, that smashes every unitary or totalitarian system by emptiness, crashes, viruses or terrorism.”
Jean Baudrillard

“Holidays usually claims lot of lives of our people on the road. I pray that we all travel safely . Don’t drink and drive. Obey road signs and road rules. Remember speed kills and everyone must arrive alive.
Psalm 91:11”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Stanley Cavell
“We do not see our hand in what happens, and so we call certain events melancholy accidents...”
Stanley Cavell

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