Odds Quotes

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Kiera Cass
“What do you think my chances might be of finding a soul mate in the group of you? I'll be lucky if I can just find someone who'll be able to stand me for the rest of our lives. What if I've already sent her home because I was relying on some sort of spark I didn't feel? What if she's waiting to leave me at the first sign of adversity? What if I don't find anyone at all? What do I do then, America?”
Kiera Cass, The Selection


Before you were born,
And were still too tiny for
The human eye to see,
You won the race for life
From among 250 million competitors.
And yet,
How fast you have forgotten
Your strength,
When your very existence
Is proof of your greatness.
You were born a winner,
A warrior,
One who defied the odds
By surviving the most gruesome
Battle of them all.
And now that you are a giant,
Why do you even doubt victory
Against smaller numbers,
And wider margins?
The only walls that exist,
Are those you have placed in your mind.
And whatever obstacles you conceive,
Exist only because you have forgotten
What you have already

Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all - the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Leigh Bardugo
“Wylan summoned every bit of bravado he'd learned from Nina, the will he'd learned from Matthias, the focus he'd studied in Kaz, the courage he'd learned from Inej, and the wild, reckless hope he'd learned from Jesper, the belief that no matter the odds, somehow they would win.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Anthony Liccione
“Burning bridges behind you is understandable. It's the bridges before us that we burn, not realizing we may need to cross, that brings regret.”
Anthony Liccione

“Quitting is never an option on the road to success. Find the way forward. If you have a positive mindset and are willing to persevere, there is little that is beyond your reach. The attitude of being ready to work even in the face of challenges and despite odds is what will make all the difference in your life.”

Ilona Andrews
“You call that evening the odds? You demolished them."
Demolished. He liked that. "I left you one."
"I noticed."
"I promised to share," he told her. "Manners are very important in the Weird. Lying would be quite impolite.”
Ilona Andrews, Bayou Moon

China Miéville
“For every action, there's an infinity of outcomes. Countless trillions are possible, many milliards are likely, millions might be considered probable, several occur as possibilities to us as observers - and one comes true.”
China Miéville, The Scar

Maureen Johnson
“Rory: "People are being serious."

Jazza: "There's a serial killer out there. Of course people are being serious."

Rory: "Yeah, but what are the chances?"

Jazza: "I bet all of the victims thought that."

Rory: "But still, what are the chances?"

Jazza: "Well, I imagine they are several million to one."

Jerome: "Not that high. You're only dealing with a small part of London. And while there might be a million or more people in that area, the Ripper is probably focusing on women, because all of the original victims were women. So halve that--"

Jazza: "You really need another hobby.”
Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star

Prem Jagyasi
“Balanced self-esteem makes individuals glow from within when they are faced with challenges or pitted against overwhelming odds.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Torron-Lee Dewar
“The one that’s different often has the odds stacked against them but usually ends up with the biggest rewards so it’s always worth it.”
Torron-Lee Dewar, Creativity is Everything

Christopher Hitchens
“Let's just go in and enjoy ourselves,' Yvonne had said after a long moment when the Hitchens family had silently reviewed the menu—actually of the prices not the courses—outside a restaurant on our first and only visit to Paris. I knew at once that the odds against enjoyment had shortened (or is it lengthened? I never remember).”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Atul Gawande
“I think of Gould and his essay every time I have a patient with a terminal illness. There is almost always a long tail of possibility, however thin. What’s wrong with looking for it? Nothing, it seems to me, unless it means we have failed to prepare for the outcome that’s vastly more probable. The trouble is that we’ve built our medical system and culture around the long tail. We’ve created a multitrillion-dollar edifice for dispensing the medical equivalent of lottery tickets—and have only the rudiments of a system to prepare patients for the near certainty that those tickets will not win. Hope is not a plan, but hope is our plan.”
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Mark O'Connell
“The odds seemed pretty long from where I was standing, certainly, but then again, I reminded myself, the history of science was in many ways an almanac of highly unlikely victories.”
Mark O'Connell, To Be a Machine : Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

Deyth Banger
“What are the odds and did you know what's really happening around us!?”
Deyth Banger

Jaida Jones
“I have never been one to ignore the signs. Unless, of course, it works in my favor.”
Jaida Jones, Dragon Soul

Richie Norton
“Succeed despite the odds, and they’ll say it was a fluke. Fluke it up anyway.”
Richie Norton

“People believe that having more is to master, but to master is to do more or equally with less. In its entireness, to master with less decreases the odds, yet displays the better man. For when we truly master, we decrease the odds, not increase it.”
S. T. Read

“Never tell me the odds!”
Han Solo

Rhys Ford
“I think your chances of protecting me from my father are about as good as me learning how to pull a unicorn out of my ass.”
Rhys Ford, Black Dog Blues

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Persistent endeavour is the grace to keep you going towards the pursuit of your goals against the great odds.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The odds don’t intimidate me. It makes me work harder to be greater... to be my best.”
Rosangel Perez

Gift Gugu Mona
“Even if the odds are against you, with God on our side; you can be assured of an extraordinary life.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

“They said it was a mystery until someone acquired the necessary knowledge and experience to make it an open book. They said it was impossible until someone defied the odds and did it. Our world is filled with many imitators and few initiators because we listen more to others than to the gentle inner voice urging us to believe the impossible and do the unthinkable. Ultimately, breaking the glass ceiling is about who you are listening to.”
Abiodun Fijabi

Kazuki Takahashi
“Dark Bakura [to Yūgi]: The odds are a bit against you. But that doesn't mean you've lost yet...”
Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6: Includes Vols. 16, 17 18

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Success in life depends on your desire to keep moving forward despite the odds.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Vince conjures the gonzo spirit of his small-town Vancouver Island characters and wraps them in the uniquely outrageous beauty and ramshackle cultural norms of the region. His protagonist is just the kind of hilariously rudderless, obsessive, self-absorbed, curmudgeonly, and deftly pure hearted person who settles into those bucolic surroundings. “The Liquor Vicar” is a 20th century-pop-quiz-slap-in-the-face at every turn. It’s way too much fun.”
Craig Northey, composer and founding member of west coast Pop masters ‘Odds’.”
Craig Northey
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“Adaptability increases the odds of survival”
Adarsh Kishlay

“I find it helpful to see the world as a slot machine that doesn’t ask you to put money in. All it asks is your time, focus, and energy to pull the handle over and over. A normal slot machine that requires money will bankrupt any player in the long run. But the machine that has rare yet certain payoffs, and asks for no money upfront, is a guaranteed winner if you have what it takes to keep yanking until you get lucky. In that environment, you can fail 99 percent of the time, while knowing success is guaranteed. All you need to do is stay in the game long enough.”
Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Gift Gugu Mona
“Faith is declaring these words, “I know the odds are against me, but I also know that God You are with me. I will trust You for my breakthrough.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Essence of Faith: Daily Inspirational Quotes

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