Improbable Quotes

Quotes tagged as "improbable" (showing 1-15 of 15)
H.L. Mencken
“Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.”
H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series

Rod Serling
“Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible.”
Rod Serling

Douglas Adams
“The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks. How often have you been presented with an apparently rational explanation of something that works in all respects other than one, which is just that it is hopelessly improbable? Your instinct is to say, 'Yes, but he or she simply wouldn't do that.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Jeffrey Fry
“Opportunity arises when a seemingly impossible task is met with an improbable solution.”
Jeffrey Fry

Kenneth Patchen
“Destiny is the music of the improbable. Were it otherwise, almost anyone could exist.”
Kenneth Patchen, Poemscapes

Walter Moers
“Approaching the forest from the west was no army, but a delegation of Grailsundanian master surgeons on their way to an appendix conference . . . But that isn't the craziest part of the story - oh, no, my boy, for approaching from the east was a party of itinerant watchmakers bound for the pocket-watch fair at Wimbleton . . . But not even that is the craziest part of the story! For apporaching from the south were over a hundred armourers and locksmiths on their way to Florinth, where some power-hungry prince had commissioned them to build a monstrous war machine . . . Well, that would be enough crazy coincedences for an averagely crazy story but the battle of Nurn Forest involved the most improbable coincedences in the history of Zamonia. For entering the forest, this time from the north came a delegation of alchemists.”
Walter Moers, Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

Terry Pratchett
“Mr. False! No, don't start grabbing the chickens! Better off farmer with no chickens than a load of chickens with no farmer! Anyway, they'll probably float, or fly, or something!”
Terry Pratchett, Snuff

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If there’s one thing that’s irrefutably absurd, it’s believing that we can separate intelligence from wisdom and still have it be intelligence.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I dream of defeating tyrants and ogres as well as circumstances and consequences that I cannot conquer in life. I dream of a love as sweet and addictive as chocolate-coated rose petals yet as tenacious as a thirsty vampire and as enduring as immortality. I dream of things improbable and boldly insane.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

“Nothing is impossible no matter how improbable, all things can be done before the rising sun!”
Misti Renea Neely

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Christmas is God deciding to become what He never had been, so that we can become what we never could be. And so, God does the most improbable thing imaginable. He orchestrates His own birth.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jean-Christophe Valtat
“Brentford gave the polite smile of a man who talks daily with a living mechanical head about a city in the Arctic Circle governed by hermaphrodite Siamese twins born from a dead woman, and refrained from further comments about the probable and improbable.”
Jean-Christophe Valtat, Luminous Chaos

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“With God, the impossible is not an obstacle but an invitation.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Johnny Rich
“All life is preoccupied with death. Death is the only certain future. Yet in the face of reason, everyone holds out hope for the highly improbable.”
Johnny Rich, The Human Script