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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“Never tell me the odds!”
Han Solo

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

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

“Horizon is meeting point of two odds to make this world a fusion of differences . Build your own horizons!”
Suyasha Subedi

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

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