Luck Quotes and Quotations
Luck is everything. ... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck.
Exceptional talent does not always win its reward unless favoured by exceptional circumstances.
I would rather have a lucky general than a smart general. ... They win battles, and they make me lucky.
There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.
Everything in life is luck.
'Tis man's to fight, but Heaven's to give success.
I am persuaded that luck and timing have, in my case, been very important.
I have been extraordinarily lucky. Anyone who pretends that some kind of luck isn't involved in his success is deluding himself.
'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
I wish I could tell you that the Children's Television Workshop and Sesame Street were thanks to my genius, but it really was a lucky break.
In the queer mess of human destiny, the determining factor is luck.
Much of my good fortune was a matter of nothing more clever on my part than luck.
Name the greatest of all inventors: Accident.
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the result of any great design, but of chance.
No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck.
Everything that happened to me happened by mistake. I don't believe in fate. It's luck, timing and accident.
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but it didn't work for the rabbit!
Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned.
This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
Foolish indeed are those who trust to fortune.
Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it-and a greater fool if you count upon it.
They who await no gifts from chance have conquered fate.
The worst cynicism, a belief in luck.
To believe in luck ... is skepticism.
Shallow men believe in luck, wise and strong men in cause and effect.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
Luck is what a capricious man believes in.
Luck serves ... as rationalization for every people that is not master of its own destiny.
It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.
Luck is a word devoid of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Woe to him who would ascribe something like reason to Chance, and make a religion of surrendering to it.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.
Luck implies an absolute absence of any principle.
I'm hardnosed about luck. I think it sucks. Yeah, if you spend seven years looking for a job as a copywriter, and then one day somebody gives you a job, you can say, "Gee, I was lucky I happened to go up there today." But dammit, I was going to go up there sooner or later in the next seventy years. ... If you're persistent in trying and doing and working, you almost make your own fortune.
I resolved to take Fate by the throat and shake the living out of her.
I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
To wait for someone else, or to expect someone else to make my life richer, or fuller, or more satisfying, puts me in a constant state of suspension.
The champion makes his own luck.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.
I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.
Some are satisfied to stand politely before the portals of Fortune and to await her bidding; better those who push forward, who employ their enterprise, who on the wings of their worth and valor seek to embrace luck, and to effectively gain her favor.
Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
Failure and success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.
Go and wake up your luck.
People make their own luck.
When it comes time to do your own life, you either perpetuate your childhood or you stand on it and finally kick it out from under.
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.
We create our fate every day ... most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.
Of course, fortune has its part in human affairs, but conduct is really much more important.
You don't just luck into things.... You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.
You are in the driver's seat of your life and can point your life down any road you want to travel. You can go as fast or as slow as you want to go ... and you can change the road you're on at any time.
We must master our good fortune, or it will master us.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Good luck needs no explanation.
Luck means the hardships and privations which you have not hesitated to endure, the long nights you have devoted to work. Luck means the appointments you have never failed to keep, the trains you have never failed to catch.
Luck is what you have left over after you give ioo percent.
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
The lucky fellow is the plucky fellow who has been burning midnight oil and taking defeat after defeat with a smile.
There is no such thing as making the miracle happen spontaneously and on the spot. You've got to work.
I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
I don't believe in luck. We make our own good fortune.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.
When you work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, you get lucky.
The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.
Pennies do not come from heaven- they have to be earned here on earth.
It's hard to detect good luck-it looks so much like something you've earned.
Chance favors those in motion.
Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.
Superiority to fate is difficult to gain, 'tis not conferred of any, but possible to earn.
Some folk want their luck buttered.
Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry.
Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
I find I'm luckier when I work harder.
Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
As ill-luck would have it.
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
Behind bad luck comes good luck.