Odds Quotes

Quotes tagged as "odds" (showing 1-30 of 37)
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

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.”

“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

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

Sondra Faye
“Some of the greatest masterpieces of art are created against the odds of reality.

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Sondra Faye

Pete Wentz
“Life is merely a numbers game, a series of odds, and eventually we all lose. To think otherwise is foolish. But if we didn’t, why would anyone ever bother getting out of bed in the morning?”
Pete Wentz

A.J. Darkholme
“Sometimes you just need to know when a fight is best saved for another day when the odds are more in your favour.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Jody Cantrell Dyer
“No one 'just adopts'.”
Jody Cantrell Dyer, The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby

Ivo Andrić
“Hope is an act of desperate defiance against monstrous odds.”
Ivo Andrić, Bosnian Chronicle

Floyd C. Forsberg
“As professionals , the odds were in our favor, or so we believed.”
Floyd C. Forsberg, The Toughest Prison of All

“For a dying man it is not a difficult decision [to agree to become the world's first heart transplant] ... because he knows he is at the end. If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap into the water convinced you have a chance to swim to the other side. But you would not accept such odds if there were no lion.”
Christiaan Barnard

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

“Nature has a way of evening the odds.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Only someone who isn’t a fool stands a chance of not being bothered by being deemed a fool by a fool.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“No matter what the odds say, be even with who you truly are.”
Unarine Ramaru

“Intellectual transcendence is achieved with the leap out of where you know too much, to where you have a lot to learn; then, facing the odds and turning the latter into the starting point of a new leap to where discipline outweighs all.”
Majd Bassel Ostah AlHusseini

“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

“Preparedness beats all other odds”
Stephen Hayward

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

Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea
“Despite many difficulties and hardships, I've always liked my odds...”
Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea

Adrián Lamo
“I'd say "what are the odds?", but I don't believe in odds anymore. I believe in a universe with a very specific and occasionally cruel sense of humor. But its cruelty is refining, if you survive it.
(Upon learning a housemate was related to Guy Fawkes)”
Adrián Lamo

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

“Storms are nature's way of evening out the odds.”
Anthony T Hincks

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