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Accidents Quotes by David Wroblewski, Stephen King, Ram Dass, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Charles Lamb, Amos Bronson Alcott and many others.

Life was a swarm of accidents waiting in the treetops, descending upon any living thing that passed, ready to eat them alive. You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents- the rest you let float by.
David Wroblewski
sometimes an accident can be an unhappy womans best friend
Stephen King
There are no accidents.
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Ram Dass
He that would be a great man must learn to turn every accident to some advantage.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
Charles Lamb
A friendship formed in childhood, in youth,–by happy accident at any stage of rising manhood,–becomes the genius that rules the rest of life.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I find it impossible to experience either pride or shame over accidents of genetics in which I had no active part. I’m not necessarily proud to be female. I am not even proud to be human — I only love to be so.
Zadie Smith
Sygmnd was a poor Austrian who’d lost all the vowels in his name in a boating accident.
Woody Allen
It’s hard to believe, but anything can happen. Accidents do happen, unfortunately, it happened at the worst time.
Tiger Woods
If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.
Mary Baker Eddy
It takes two to make an accident.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The desire for success is inherent within all of us. It is a part of our nature to want to grow, to improve the quality of our lives. However, nothing improves by accident, it requires conscious attention. When you are being bombarded by negatives, improvement, growth and success are easy to forget.
Bob Proctor
We’ve undergone a very heavy level of scrutiny by review boards because of Genesis and because of the Columbia accident. . . . It was a cultural shift in NASA, that you’re now required to understand all the risks.
Donald E. Brownlee
No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.
Richard Dawkins
Occasionally a student writer comes up with something really beautiful and moving, and you won’t know for years if it was an accident or the first burst of something wonderful.
Howard Nemerov
We had a few tragic accidents in our state, as they’ve had in every state, from train crashes on down. And really, no text is worth dying for; that is our message to young people. And this is such a new phenomenon when you look at the number of texts and how they’ve increased exponentially in just the last few years.
Amy Klobuchar
The disaster in the Gulf was no accident. It was the result of years of oil money buying off politicians to lead to an unregulated and ill focused addiction to oil and drilling. The doomed fate of the local fisherman and the environment were foretold in the infamous chants of ‘Drill, Baby, Drill.
Robert Greenwald
So, I never lose a sense of the whimsical and perilous charm of daily life, with its meetings and words and accidents.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Hitler was no inexorable product of a German ‘special path’, no logical culmination of long-term trends in specifically German culture and ideology. Nor was he a mere ‘accident’ in the course of German history.
Ian Kershaw
We take ourselves way too seriously, and we don’t take God seriously enough. It is not by accident that humor and humility come from the same root word. If you can laugh at yourself, you’ll always have plenty of good material.
Rick Warren
What are we, the inhabitants of this globe, least among the many that people infinite space? Our minds embrace infinity; the visible mechanism of our being is subject to merest accident.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
Alice Meynell
Real biologists who actually do the research will tell you that they almost never find a phenomenon, no matter how odd or irrelevant it looks when they first see it, that doesn’t prove to serve a function. The outcome itself may be due to small accidents of evolution.
E. O. Wilson
Terrorism kills far fewer people than cigarettes, or alcohol, or car accidents. But we don’t see ourselves restructuring society and lives in order to make those threats go away.
Edward Snowden
Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.
John Hume
Always have a plan and believe in it. I tell my coaches not to compromise. Nothing good happens by accident.
Chuck Knox
You start pretending to have fun, you might have a little by accident.
Michael Caine
There are no accidents; success is the result of doing the right thing, in the right way, over and over.
Brian Tracy
A couple of days back, I got into a car accident. Not my fault. Even if it’s not your fault, the other person gets out of their car and looks at you like it’s your fault: Why did you stop at a red light and let me hit you doing 80!
Dane Cook
I came to Party Crashing because accidents happen. People you love will die. Nothing you treasure will last forever. And I need to accept and embrace that fact.
Chuck Palahniuk
… life is a flickering candle we all carry around. A gust of wind, a meaningless accident, a microsecond of carelessness, and it’s out. Forever.
David Wong
The artist need not know very much, best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.
Emil Nolde
Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
My girlfriend was just killed in a car accident. Devastating. I can’t believe I’m only going to have sex with her one more time.
Anthony Jeselnik
I met this girl who had a huge scar on her leg from a car accident. She was talking about how, after it first happened, she would always wear long pants and cover it up. But, as she started to grow into it, she decided that that’s just her now. It’s just a part of who she is. She wears skirts and she shows it off now.
Tinsel Korey
It is absolutely no accident that the peace and reconciliation, and indeed the economic progress, that eluded us generation after generation for hundreds of years, has at last come to pass in an Ireland where the talents of women are now flooding every aspect of life as never before.
Mary McAleese
Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.
Carlo Goldoni
A man for whom accident discovers sense, is not a rational being. A man only is so who understands, who distinguishes, who tests it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don’t become cured from a bus accident, but you can recover.
Jenny McCarthy
A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits.
Dan Buettner
Not many people can lay claim to having broken Time, and we did it purely by accident.
James A. Owen
An accident, a random change, in any delicate mechanism can hardly be expected to improve it. Poking a stick into the machinery of one’s watch or one’s radio set will seldom make it work better.
Theodosius Dobzhansky
God is not blind; neither is He capricious. For Him there are no accidents. With God there are no cases of chance events.
R. C. Sproul
It’s going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I’ll risk saying that we’ll be lucky if something really serious doesn’t happen.
Ayrton Senna
The impossible lives next door to the possible; people ring its door bell by accident all the time.
Tibor Fischer
You want accuracy, but not representation. If you know how to make the figuration, it doesn’t work. Anything you can make, you make by accident. In painting, you have to know what you do, not how, when you do it.
Francis Bacon
Michael Jackson is the ultimate traffic accident. People can’t take their eyes off him.
Jeff Zucker
I do not use airplanes. They strike me as unsporting. You can have an automobile accident-and survive. You can be on a sinking ship-and survive. You can be in an earthquake, fire, volcanic eruption, tornado, what you will-and survive. But if your plane crashes, you do not survive. And I say the heck with it.
Isaac Asimov
My life has been a series of well-orchestrated accidents; I’ve always suffered from hallucinogenic optimism.
Evan Williams
Happiness and peace of mind are a matter of consciousness. We must create the harmony we desire. As we raise our level of consciousness we become more in tune with the true nature of our being. This type of awareness is not an accident; it comes from study and an understanding that we are truly creative.
Bob Proctor
We’ve been trained to squint into a legal microscope, hoping that we can judge any dispute against the standard of a perfect society where everyone will agree what’s fair, and where accidents will be extinct, and risk will be no more.
Philip K. Howard
Don’t try to be perfect. Life isn’t; no one is. Use mistakes and mishaps as opportunities to grow tolerance and to teach. There is such a thing as happy accidents. And love, love, love and listen, listen, listen.
Teri Hatcher
Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
Abdul Kalam
Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open the door to a future that didn’t even exist. It’s kind of nice sometimes to set up something to encourage or allow happy accidents to happen.
David Lynch
The accident was a horrible thing – but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It’s a happy irony if there is such a thing. I’m proud to have known him.
Morgan Freeman
Being a winner is never an accident; winning comes about by design, determination and positive action.
Bob Proctor
Design job fell on me. I didn’t want to do it. It was an accident. For the first 10 years I said, “Tomorrow I’m stopping.”
Sonia Rykiel
World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings.
Denis Healey
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Friedrich Schiller
Good writing is formed partly through plan and partly through accident.
Ken Macrorie
Nine years after I had my own accident, I find that in trying to go back to doing those things that I used to do just doesn’t fit. Everything seems to just fall apart. I don’t know why but I think it is because I am this new creature.
Ben Vereen
Now we average 90 accidents a day and often it’s as high as 100
Don Kelly
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
Louis Nizer
The reality of any location in Britain being used in a TV program of a film is that something bad is going to happen! That’s the nature of drama. Most of the things that get made or basically grisly detective shows about murders, accidents or medical dramas.
Ben Wheatley
I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it’s tough.
Olivier Martinez
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do
I used to drive up and down Pacific Coast Highway in this black Porsche, and I had seen a couple of accidents on the highway involving Porsches. I realized if you’re in any kind of head on accident in one of those cars, they’re going to get you out of it with a can opener, one of those Jaws of Life.
Don Felder
Parades should be classed as a Nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. They stop more work, inconvenience more people, stop more traffic, cause more accidents, entail more expense, and commit and cause I don’t remember the other hundred misdemeanors.
Will Rogers
How frail you are. I don’t want to hurt you by accident. (Nykyrian) I’m not as frail as I appear. I know from lots of experience that I bounce really well. (Kiara) I would kill anyone who hurt you. (Nykyrian)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Ultravox were the blueprint for what I wanted to do, but I stumbled across them by accident.
Gary Numan
Mistakes are something that happen by accident. You didn’t walk out the door one morning and fall into some guy’s bed. You thought about it, for a while. You made that choice.
Jodi Picoult
Beauty comes naturally, but it’s hard to be stunning by accident.
David Levithan
Too bad. Family members hit you by accident. Psychopathic whores tend to come back for more.
Richelle Mead
We don’t grow on accident, we grow on purpose.
John C. Maxwell
We are born by accident into a purely random universe.
Robert Silverberg
Sometimes I doubt and sometimes I believe. And I like not making myself believe when I am doubting, and not making myself doubt when I am believing. Surely neither God nor Accident need my consistency.
Hugh Prather
I met with an accident on the way to the track; I arrived safely.
Joe E. Lewis
I’m a living example of getting into films backwards. Merely by accident. Exposure to films and ideas is the best thing that colleges can do.
Frank Capra
When I am painting I have a general notion as to what I am about. I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident.
Jackson Pollock
Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.
Marsha Norman
Neurotics are anxiety prone, accident prone, and often just prone.
Mignon McLaughlin
Truly good manners are invisible: they ease the way for others, without drawing attention to themselves. It is no accident that the word “punctilious” (“attentive to formality or etiquette”) comes from the same original root as punctuation.
Lynne Truss
The number is less than that of 2004, but major fatal accidents have aroused considerable public discontent.
Li Yizhong
I might act like it’s an accident but the opposite is true. I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.
Eva Mendes
I wanted something that I could look back on and say, yes, you were fighting too, you burned to be alive, and whatever failure or accident of nature caused you to be killed could be explained by something other than the fact that I’d missed your giving up.
Kevin Powers
It was not by accident that the greatest thinkers of all ages were deeply religious souls.
Max Planck
Men Wanted for Dangerous Expedition: Low Wages for Long Hours of Arduous Labour under Brutal Conditions; Months of Continual Darkness and Extreme Cold; Great Risk to Life and Limb from Disease, Accidents and Other Hazards; Small Chance of Fame in Case of Success.
Ernest Shackleton
There’s a lot of gimmick infringement out there, but that’s cool. It’s a compliment. But it all started right when I first came into the Garden. I came down to Eye of the Tiger and when I hit the ring with the Sheik, I just put my hand up to my ear by accident, and the crowd got louder. I was like “Oh, that works.”
Hulk Hogan
It’s no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living.
Diane Frolov
We have our share of accidents at nap time. However, the one thing we never do is shame the child, or use blaming words.
Jean Parker
Accidents, and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen – they are caused.
Ernest Greenwood
There are almost no sports within which mortal accidents are not a reality.
Dietrich Mateschitz
Some of us might look like accidents, but I mean none of us is in fact an accident.
Desmond Tutu
And yet.. even if you had been right, it would only have been by accident. A broken clock is right two times a day.
Orson Scott Card
[People] think that they run the world. They think this election’s an aberration. They think that [Donald] Trump is subhuman and a gigantic accident and that they’re all threatened.
Rush Limbaugh
A creative train of thought is set off by: the unexpected, the unknown, the accidental, the disorderly, the absurd, the impossible.
Asger Jorn
Time, whose millioned accidents creep in betwixt vows, and change decrees of kings, tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharpest intents, divert strong minds to the course of altering things.
William Shakespeare
Hitler: Thank you, whoever you are. I think you just saved my life. The Doctor: Believe me… It was an accident.
Steven Moffat
Why, what’s the matter wi’ the poor child?” she demanded of Jamie. “Has she had an accident o’ some sort?” “No, it’s only she’s married me,” he said, “though if ye care to call it an accident, ye may.
Diana Gabaldon
The accidents of my life have given me the ability to make stories in which different parts of the world are brought together, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes in conflict, and sometimes both – usually both. The difficulty in these stories is that if you write about everywhere you can end up writing about nowhere.
Salman Rushdie
At this time on a weekday morning, the library was refuge to the retired, the unemployed, and the unemployable. … ‘I’m not always this gabby,’ the librarian said. ‘It’s just so nice to talk to someone who isn’t constructing a conspiracy theory or watching videos of home accidents on YouTube.
Myla Goldberg
Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error.
Frank Herbert
So much of our lives depends on accidents of birth, time, and geography. This haunts me. In some lives, few “or”s are possible. The pain of that is behind the second stanza of this poem.
Jane Hirshfield
There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
Ted Nugent
I believe you have constructive accidents en route through a novel only because you have mapped a clear way. If you have confidence that you have a clear direction to take, you always have confidence to explore other ways; if they prove to be mere digressions, you’ll recognize that and make the necessary revisions.
John Irving
There is no such thing as an accident. What we call by that name is the effect of some cause which we do not see.
If you fall down, get up and walk again.
If you can’t walk, crawl.
IfВ  that idea fails, have another one
It doesn’t happen by accident.
It takes a lot of hard work.
Dick Clark
The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
My wife of 57 years was buried today beside our son, who died in 1941 as a result of a truck accident when he was hitchhiking to take a job. She has longed for him all these years, and now she is with him. I know they are embraced in happiness.
Terry Kay
Just start scribbling. The first draft is never your last draft. Nothing you write is by accident.
Guy Garvey
Since long workdays lead to more errors, shorter workdays could reduce accidents. Overtime is deadly. Tired surgeons have been found to be more prone to slip’ups, and soldiers who get too little shuteye are more prone to miss targets.
Rutger Bregman
It’s taking our officers much longer to respond to an accident because they have to fight their way through all of the traffic just to get to the scene
Don Kelly
I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.
Kurt Vonnegut
I’ve always been interested in the fragility of things, and with special urgency now because of climate change, but also because of the accidents of reading.
Martha Ronk
The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide.
Larry Elder
I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life.
Anne Carson
Indeed, the most vivid travel experiences usually find you by accident, and the qualities that will make you fall in love with a place are rarely the features that took you there.
Rolf Potts
Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.
Bear Grylls
Nuclear weapons need large facilities, but genetic engineering can be done in a small lab. You can’t regulate every lab in the world. The danger is that either by accident or design, we create a virus that destroys us.
Stephen Hawking
It is no accident that the Victorian age, the heyday of conventionalism, was the cultural bloom of economic liberalism.
Gunnar Myrdal
There are no accidents in Nature.
John Muir
I envision a future without traffic accidents or congestion. A future where everyone can use a car.
Sebastian Thrun
We must judge of a form of government by it’s general tendency, not by happy accidents
Thomas B. Macaulay
Don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.
Beatrix Potter
A photograph is not an accident – is a concept. It exists at, or before, the moment of exposure of the negative.
Ansel Adams
Recording everything with analogue equipment, as we did with ‘No Parlez,’ left space for the sorts of happy accidents that can make the most interesting sounds.
Paul Young
I’m just writing less of my own music lately – I go in and out of phases a lot. Sometimes there are these accidents that just sort of happen, that are kind of waiting around the corner. I guess Modest Mouse was one of them.
Mark Kozelek
They walked still farther and the girl said, “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?” No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it.” Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flames.
Ray Bradbury
Totally without hope one cannot live. To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante’s hell is the inscription: “Leave behind all hope, you who enter here.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky
If you look more broadly at injury, so it includes also accidents, it’s the largest cause of death in children of school age in Mexico. It’s an enormous problem.
Julio Frenk
I feel a complete protection on my pilgrimage. God is my shield. There are no accidents in the Divine Plan nor does God leave us unattended. No one walks so safely as those who walk humbly and harmlessly with great love and great faith.
Peace Pilgrim
Razo was sorely tempted to assert that all was true and he’d lost his horns and tail in a tragic childhood accident
Shannon Hale
If you think is was an accident, applaud.
Geraldo Rivera
When someone is in a car accident and they’re driving at 100 mph, drunk, who’s tape do you think his listening to at that time? Think about it.
Billie Joe Armstrong
Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It’s no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture.
Don DeLillo
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
George Farquhar
A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims.
Leon Krier
I respect everything the District Attorney and Sheriff’s Office did to thoroughly investigate this tragic accident. While the process was long and emotionally difficult, it allowed for all the facts of the accident to be identified and known.
Tony Stewart
None of the proposed inter-city solutions would have offered more frequent or more affordable service than existing options like bussing. Busses can also be easily re-routed around gas leaks, car accidents, or traffic congestion.
Mark Noble
Have you ever had something happen to you that there was simply no explanation for? That you can’t chalk up to a coincidence, or an accident, or even fate?
Pittacus Lore
How did reason come into the world? As is fitting, in an irrational manner, by accident. One will have to guess at it as at a riddle.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I know I get cold, cause I can’t leave things well alone. Understand I’m accident prone. Me, I get free every night the moon is mine. But when the morning comes don’t say you love me, don’t say you need me. I really don’t think that’s fair.
Natalie Imbruglia
It’s not a coincidence that in the Scriptures, poverty is mentioned more than 2,100 times. It’s not an accident. That’s a lot of air time, 2,100 mentions.
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
Dave Barry
We’re beginning to realize that drowsiness or sleep deprivation, fatigue, is beginning to outstrip alcohol as a cause of accidents in transportation, particularly on the highway.
William C. Dement
Our only kiss was like an accident- a beautiful gasoline rainbow.
Alice Sebold
It’s no accident that I’m not married and don’t have kids yet.
Shemar Moore
Ten years after the Chernobyl accident, and am I the only one that’s disappointed? Still no superheros.
Jimmy Carr
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Mark Twain
For sorrow there is no remedy provided by nature; it is often occasioned by accidents irreparable, and dwells upon objects that have lost or changed their existence; it requires what it cannot hope, that the laws of the universe should be repealed; that the dead should return, or the past should be recalled.
Samuel Johnson
A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, “Doctor, doctor, I can’t feel my legs!” The doctor replied, “I know you can’t, I had to amputate your arms”
Tommy Cooper
There are no accidents so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have never believed that my limitations were in any sense punishments or accidents. If I had held such a view, I could never have expected the strength to overcome them.
Helen Keller
My house is about equidistant from the Young’s brewery and the Fuller’s brewery. This is no accident.
Michael Jackson
It’s no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do?.. Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir
We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.
Stephen Jay Gould
There are no accidents or coincidences in life – everything is synchronicity – because everything has a frequency. It’s simply the physics of life and the universe in action.
Rhonda Byrne
Fear never left me during the tour – the fear of a spill, fear for accidents, for mishaps, for the unexpected which might ruin everything at the end.
Eddy Merckx
Moscow and Washington have evolved a delicate process for ‘de-confliction’ in the tight Syrian airspace, where accidents or miscommunication could be disastrous.
David Ignatius
What I hate about Halle Berry is there’s always drama around her. It’s always fighting, automobile accidents, fistfights, boyfriends fighting ex-husbands for the child.
Donald Trump
It’s a whole series of accidents that makes a show into a hit. A show can be fantastic and still not be a hit. You just have to hit the Zeitgeist at the right moment, and there are so many factors that you’re not in control of.
Kerry Bishe
I am not against being pragmatic, because it is pragmatic to make a good pass, not a bad one. If I have the ball, what do I do with it? Could anybody argue that a bad solution like just kicking it away is pragmatic just because, sometimes, it works by accident?
Arsene Wenger
I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, blessed be his name, is not a body, and that he is free from all accidents of matter, and that he has not any form whatsoever.
His name was Death. It was pronounced to rhyme with “teeth”, but Bitterblue liked to mispronounce it by accident on occassion.
Kristin Cashore
You don’t raise $15 million by accident. I’m asking him to come forward and quit claiming he doesn’t know what’s going on in his own campaign.
Steve Rauschenberger
Man finally knows that he is alone in the indifferent immensity of the Universe, from which he emerged by accident.
Jacques Monod
There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and accidents. Like when a driver has parked his car crookedly and then wonders why he has the bad luck of being hit.
John Prine
I think the corruption of power is very interesting, and I think the idea that power is something that… You know, when people want power, they’re a certain individual. When people acquire power by accident, they’re different again.
David Morrissey
I’m well aware that the Nelson Mandelas and the Winston Churchills of the world happened by accident. They usually come out of nowhere.
Kinky Friedman
Technic is the result of a need new needs demand new technics total control denial of the accident States of order organic intensity energy and motion made visible memories arrested in space, human needs and motives acceptance
Jackson Pollock
Things never happen on accident. They happen because you have a vision, you have a commitment, you have a dream.
Oscar de la Renta
When I finally awoke it was crystal clear to me that I had to pursue my love for acting on a professional level in film/TV despite any fears I’d had about it previous to the accident. And I’ve never looked back.
Kyle Cassie
A service culture doesn’t happen by accident. The company is always a reflection of the person at the helm. Their attitude, their values, and their commitment to service excellence will drive the actions of others in the organization. Always has…always will.
Mac Anderson
We do not suffer by accident. It does not often happen that the interference of friends will persuade a young man of independent fortune to think no more of a girl whom he was violently in love with only a few days before.
Elizabeth Bennett
What I believe when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You are here for a reason – and it’s not to fail and die.
Ransom Riggs
I personally believe in some sort of divine order – or energy. I do believe that everything happens for a reason. I do think that when something bad happens to someone it’s with the purpose of awakening them. I do think there is some force behind that. I don’t think there are accidents.
Gwyneth Paltrow
Brexit was not a historical accident, after all. It taught us where the EU’s real problems lie. And if we do not solve them, we will not prevent the anti-European currents in many EU countries, but rather encourage them.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski
ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.
Dakota Fanning
I didn’t join a band. I didn’t start a band. I got asked to do it. It kinda happened by accident.
Ian Astbury
I think when you say to someone You are fool not to believe in evolution or a fool to believe the universe is 6000 years old. I think that gets translated as You are a fool to think that your daughter who died in a car accident is really in heaven with god.
Sam Harris
If you want to be a visionary, go out and have some accidents!
Timothy C. Draper
Listen, if anything happens to Yoko and me, it was not an accident.
John Lennon
I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident – and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.
Zooey Deschanel
Yogi Bear – there’s everything before Yogi Bear and there’s everything after Yogi Bear. Like a major car accident, or the birth of Christ.
T. J. Miller
If the world is an objective reality that exists independently of us, then humans themselves, even in their own eyes, are nothing more than objects, and their life stories merely a series of disconnected historical accidents, which they may wonder at, but which they themselves have nothing to do with.
Imre Kertesz
Frankly I’m not great with heroin addicts. I tried heroin, but it was by accident. I’m not great with that level of substance abuse.
Michael Stipe
I became a children’s author by accident.
Jerry Spinelli
Know that you have complete control over what you put in your mouth. No one ever ate anything by accident.
Charles Poliquin
Among all the accomplishments of youth there is none preferable to a decent and agreeable behavior among men, a modest freedom of speech, a soft and elegant manner of address, a graceful and lovely deportment, a cheerful gravity and good-humor, with a mind appearing ever serene under the ruffling accidents of human life.
Isaac Watts
The Columbia accident made us realize that we had been playing Russian roulette with the shuttle crews – that we had been very, very fortunate in the past that the foam did not cause critical damage.
Wayne Hale
I made out with a homeless guy by accident. I had no idea — he was really tan, he had no shoes on. I just thought it was, like, his thang, you know? I was like, ‘He’s probably in a band.
Amy Schumer
In the great and deep qualities of mind, heart, and soul, there is no change. Homer and Solomon speak to the same nature in man that is reached by Shakespeare and Lincoln. but in the accidents, the surroundings, the change is vast. All things now are mobile–movable.
Rutherford B. Hayes
I never envisioned myself being a film star at all. Most people know that pro wrestling is a little bit of an accident for me. I never really had any real aspirations of being in front of a camera.
Roddy Piper
Who would seriously want to listen to anything emanating from a quasi-chimpanzee’s irrational bundle of mental accidents and energies?
David A. Noebel
There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.
Daisaku Ikeda
To have arrived on this earth as a product of a biological accident, only to depart through human arrogance, would be the ultimate irony.
Richard Leakey
My big concern is keeping people off the highways today, so that we have no further accidents.
Jim Hodges
Unfortunately most accidents are preventable. Planes don’t fall out of the sky unless something is wrong.
Mary Schiavo
Human life is the result of a glorious evolutionary accident.
Stephen Jay Gould
I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident.
Grace Jones
When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.
Margaret Sanger
I started photography more or less by accident when I was already 27. I was taken on as an assistant by a photographer who was a friend of a friend and I very quickly understood the potential of expression in photography.
Peter Lindbergh
Even when the poet seems most himself . . . he is never the bundle of accident and incoherence that sits down to breakfast; he has been reborn as an idea, something intended, complete.
William Butler Yeats
The most useful truths are always universal, and unconnected with accidents and customs.
Samuel Johnson
I was born human. But this was an accident of fate – a condition merely of time and place. I believe it’s something we have the power to change.
Kevin Warwick
I really believe there’s no such thing as accidents, only opportunities. God gives everyone the ingredients to a good, happy life. It’s up to us to make the most of them.
Rachael Ray
We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design
Steve Albini
It does happen, of course, that the priesthood has been on bad terms with womankind for some three thousand years. You see, Buddhism teaches that women are evil. Fiends. Messengers of hell. I’ve spent years immersed in the scriptures, so it’s no accident that you and I fight all the time.
Eiji Yoshikawa
I think what’s fabulous about ‘Living the Dream’ is that accidents happen to them and they’ve got dramas and pitfalls to get through, but they do it as a united pair.
Lesley Sharp
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Hold on … Say your son or daughter has just gotten killed in a car accident and you’re plastered out of your mind at 3 a.m. Are you going to be able to handle that?
Rob Ford
Non-fictionalised accounts of horrific accidents, bereavement, and the outrages of officialdom tend to move us deeply.
Michael Portillo
That’s not precisely what I had in mind.” Jamie, I had found out by accident a few days previously, had never mastered the art of winking one eye. Instead, he blinked solemnly, like a large red owl.
Diana Gabaldon
By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.
The public probably knows that teen drivers are at greater risk for fatal accidents. What the public doesn’t know is what we ought to do about it.
Laurence Steinberg
All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
And thus thou canst remark that every act
At bottom exists not of itself, nor is
As body is, nor has like name with void;
But rather of sort more fitly to be called
An accident of body, and of place
Wherein all things go on.
All comedians are people who really deeply consider the human experience not only a dirty trick perpetrated by a totally meaningless procedure of accidents, but an unbearable ordeal every day, which can be made tolerable only by mockery in one form or another.
William Saroyan
It’s no accident that Op. 111 attracts literary attention. Though it’s music, it doesn’t quite behave like it. It seems to be charged with meaning, to communicate in symbols, ciphers, clues.
Jeremy Denk
Being a display pilot is probably the thing I’ve been most proud of in my life. Don’t really fly anymore now though. I have three small children and as most of my friends were killed in different accidents, I realised that it was probably just a matter of time before I went that way.
Gary Numan
Right conduct can never, except by some rare accident, be promoted by ignorance or hindered by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
Where the light is, and each thing clear,Separate from all others, standing in its place,I drink the time and touch whatever’s near,And hope for day when the whole world has that face:For what assures her present every year?In dark accidents the mind’s sufficient grace.
Delmore Schwartz
There are chords in the human heart- strange, varying strings- which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch.
Charles Dickens
Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
Henry Adams
All great discoveries…are products as much of doubt as of certainty, and the two in opposition clear the air for marvelous accidents.
Mark Helprin
Until the last nuclear weapon is eliminated, more must also be done to reduce the risk of a detonation. Nuclear-armed states should reduce the number of warheads on high alert and be clearer about the actions they are taking to prevent accidents.
Peter Maurer
I really feel that if it wasnt for the accident, Id still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained.
Roberto Duran
When a business or an individual spends more than it makes, it goes bankrupt. When government does it, it sends you the bill. And when government does it for 40 years, the bill comes in two ways: higher taxes and inflation. Make no mistake about it, inflation is a tax and not by accident.
Ronald Reagan
Suffering always prompts heart-wrenching questions: if God is good, why would He allow this pain in my life? Is God truly sovereign over accidents and birth anomalies, or does the devil set the world’s agenda? How do I counsel people who are despairing of their condition?
Joni Eareckson Tada
You don’t stay married for 35 years by accident. I think that that’s willful and intentional and something that both people really want.
Ashley Judd
Everything in the universe has a purpose. There are no misfits, there are no freaks, there are no accidents. There are only things we don’t understand.
Marlo Morgan
I’ve been in radio, God, twenty years. I started as a stand-up comedian. I wanted to be Carol Burnett when I was growing up. Radio was just kind of an accident. I did morning radio in my hometown of Buffalo, then went to Rochester, then Chicago, and then New York.
Stephanie Miller
The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents.
Bob Schaffer
Go slowly, so that you do not bite your tail by accident.
Christopher Paolini
I think a lot of writers, male and female, write as if their parents were killed in a car accident when they were 2, and they have no one to hold accountable. And unfortunately, I don’t have that. I have parents who I care about what they think.
Mindy Kaling
Was it an accident that I saw Fiyero, I wondered, looking at the manager with new eyes, or is it just that world unwraps itself to you again and again as soon as you are ready to see it anew?
Gregory Maguire
Some people say that suicide is a sin, but I have never believed that. I say it’s God’s way of calling certain folks home early. It’s much nicer than an awful accident, where the rest of us are left wondering if the person really wanted to go.
Faith Sullivan
And if I tried to give you something else, something outside myself, you would not know that the worst of anyone can be, finally, an accident of hope
Anne Sexton
But now I can see that there is redemption and beauty in an accident emanating from love.
Emily Giffin
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly, nor need we but love them devotedly to become members of an immortal fraternity, superior to accident or change.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I don’t think crack happened by accident. I’m part conspiracy theorist, because you can’t develop something that dangerous and have it not be planned.
I don’t know where the universe came from or what happens to creatures when they die. I don’t know if the whole thing’s an unravelling accident or an inscrutable design. I don’t know how one should live—but I know that one should live, if one can possibly bear it.
Glen Duncan
The ugliest thing in the world is a beautiful woman without the brains or courage to know that [beauty] is nothing more than an accident.
Charlie Fletcher
Everyone said that one day I was going to have a big accident, an accident to end all accidents. One day you might look up and see a kid falling from the sky. That would be me.
Liz Jensen
Honestly, I could get in a car accident today and never play tennis again, and then I wouldn’t have anything to fall back on. But fortunately enough, I do.
Serena Williams
Falling in love for the first time, and then the heartbreak of having it end, is difficult, but I don’t think it would ever hurt as much as when my mother was killed in the boating accident. I feel a part of my heart has already been broken, and that place is reserved for mother.
Natasha Gregson Wagner
Any writer who believes in the ‘lucky creative accident’ in writing is pushing elephants on roller skates up greased ramps.
Leonard Bishop
I don’t like to hurt people, I really don’t like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident.
Jack Anderson
We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were.
John Berger
All my brothers, my brothers-in-law, they’re always telling me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don’t get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you get to be a real professor of pain.
Paddy Chayefsky
We did exactly what everybody in the country did, watching it. You entered this state of sort of denials. You think, well, it must have been a tragic accident by an amateur pilot. And then you see the next plane coming.
Diane Sawyer
There are many accidents that are nothing but accidents-and forget it. But there are some that were brought about only because you are the person you are… you have the wherewithal, intelligence, and energy to recognize it and do something with it.
Helen Frankenthaler
The director is simply the audience. His job is to preside over accidents.
Orson Welles
In art, there is one thing which does not receive sufficient attention. The element which is left to the human will is not nearly so large as people think.
Charles Baudelaire
Man never legislates,but destinies and accidents,happening in all sorts of ways,legislate in all sorts of ways.
I’ve always said that growing up in postwar Japan, I never felt any connection to my work through those experiences. The work I do really comes from inside myself. For me, being born in Japan was an accident.
Rei Kawakubo
Just as our bread, mixed and baked, packaged and sold without benefit of accident or human frailty, is uniformly good and uniformly tasteless, so will our speech become one speech.
John Steinbeck
It sometimes seems to me that the whole course of English history was one of accident, confusion, chance and unintended consequences – there’s no real pattern.
Peter Ackroyd
My praise shall be dedicated to the mind itself. The mind is the man, and the knowledge is the mind. A man is but what he knoweth. The mind is but an accident to knowledge, for knowledge is the double of that which is.
Francis Bacon
It is no accident that the rise of so many democracies took place in a time when the world’s most influential nation was itself a democracy.
George W. Bush
I think sharks are beautiful creatures, and I don’t think we should stop going in the ocean because of them. You drive down the road and you get in an accident, but most people end up driving down the road again. Surfing is you’re going into their home and it’s just a natural part of life.
Bethany Hamilton
There are certain things people always bring up with me. The accident. The drugs. And how tight my pants were.
Leif Garrett
Coordinating there Events and objects with remote events And vanished objects. Making ornaments Of accidents and possibilities.
Vladimir Nabokov
Most of us were probably less than immaculately honest as teenagers; it’s practically encoded into adolescence that you savor your secrets, dress in disguise, carve out some space for experiments and accidents and all the combustible lab work of becoming who you are.
Nancy Gibbs
High birth is an accident, not a virtue.
Pietro Metastasio
My father, who was a sergeant in the RAF during the Second World War, was killed in a hitchhiking accident while returning home on compassionate leave. As a result, my mother had to get work, as a nurse, and at seven the RAF put me into a boarding school and ex-orphanage called the Royal Wolverhampton School.
Eric Idle
…let us save what remains; not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident.
Thomas Jefferson
Ahhhhhhhh. There is nothing natural about natural childbirth. It is as close to a freak accident as anything I can think of. Why I picked a time like this to go off drugs?
Jane Wagner
All serious innovation is only rendered possible by some accident enabling unpopular persons to survive.
Bertrand Russell
The nature of the work is to prepare for a good accident .
Sidney Lumet
And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo – that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.
Joyce Carol Oates
The news of life is carried via telephone. A baby’s birth, a couple engaged, a tragic car accident on a late night highway – most milestones of the human journey, good or bad, are foreshadowed by the sound of a ringing.
Mitch Albom
It’s easy to say that health is all about personal responsibility and we should all make good decisions for ourselves, but the reality is far more complicated. We know that in the case of motor vehicle accidents, how other people drive makes a difference in how safe you are.
Vivek Murthy
What happened was no accident. Everything was preordained. True, the will was free, but heaven also made its ordinances.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Landscapes can be deceptive. Sometimes a landscape seems to be less a setting for the life of its inhabitants than a curtain behind which their struggles, achievements and accidents takes place. For those who are behind the curtain, landmarks are no longer only geographic but also biographical and personal
John Berger
Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident. It is as common as life.
Henry David Thoreau
You must walk that tightrope between accident and discipline. Accident by itself…so what? Discipline by itself is boring. By walking that tightrope and putting down something on a canvascoming from your guts, you have a chance of making marks that will live longer than you.
Fritz Scholder
The creation of the spiritual was no accident. It was a creation born of necessity, so that the slave might more adequately adjust himself to the conditions of the New World.
Benjamin E. Mays
When I was 21, I got into a motorcycle accident while traveling in Europe and I had to lie around a lot in the aftermath, which was really the first time in my life that I became really focused and inspired to write.
Chantal Kreviazuk
Success is an accident. Showing up, even if it’s just for 5 minutes, makes us accident-prone.
Paul Budnitz
The self-driving car is coming. And right now, our best supply of organs come from car accidents… Once we have self-driving cars, we can actually reduce the number of accidents, but the next problem then would be organ replacement.
Bre Pettis
Concerning no subject would [George Bernard] Shaw be deterred by the minor accident of total ignorance from penning a definitive opinion.
Roger Scruton
In a start-up society, huge sums can fall on innocent parties, almost by accident .
Bruce Sterling
We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confesses the influence of the slightest dew that falls on it; and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty.
Henry David Thoreau
If you’ve never woken up from a car accident to discover that your wife is dead and you’re an animated, rotting corpse, then you probably wouldn’t understand.
S.G. Browne
In live action movies, you just hope that everything works. Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn’t play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
John Hench
We don’t make mistakes; we just have happy accidents.
Bob Ross
You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional.
Mark Udall
He watched as I slipped one of the shoes on. “You have a guardian angel.” “I don’t believe in angels,” I told him. “I believe in what I can do for myself.” Well then, you have an amazing body.” I glanced up at him with a questioning look. “For healing, I mean. I heard about the accident.
Richelle Mead
Nothing in the many processes of Nature, whether she deals with men or with things, comes by chance or accident or is really at the mercy of external causes.
Sri Aurobindo
There are no accidents, all things have a deep and calculated purpose; sometimes the methods employed by Providence seem strange and incongruous, but we have only to be patient and wait for the result: then we recognize that no others would have answered the purpose, and we are rebuked and humbled.
Mark Twain
Since human wisdom cannot secure us from accidents, it is the greatest effort of reason to bear them well.
John Paul Jones
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence…. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Thomas A. Edison
I began writing after my child was seriously hurt in a day care center accident, and I wanted to come home to be with her during her recovery.
Leslie Banks
I don’t want to die in a car accident. When I die it’ll be a glorious day. It’ll probably be a waterfall.
River Phoenix
We knew before we came (to earth) that there would be many adverse circumstances to test us: accidents, sickness, and disease to prove us; temptations and distractions to try us; disappointments, discouragements, reverses, failures and all kinds of situations to determine our character.
Robert E. Wells
(The discovery of penicillin) was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.
Alexander Fleming
Justice seldom happens by accident.
Patricia King
There’s a whole chapter about my unfortunate manscaping accident. I was so focused on, “I’ve got to look this certain way and do this to be ready for this.” So I missed out on a lot.
Zach Anner
Men who possess all the advantages of life are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder and discompose, but few to please them.
Jonathan Swift
Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect.
Patrick MacGill
My life has been a fortunate one; I was born under a lucky star. It seems as if both wind and tide had favoured me. I have suffered no great losses, or defeats, or illness, or accidents, and have undergone no great struggles or privations; I have had no grouch. I have not wanted the earth.
John Burroughs
To make a difference is not a matter of accident…People CHOOSE to make a difference.
Maya Angelou
Im known for snatchin’ purses and bombin’ churches I get more pussy on accident then most niggas get on purpose
Big L
Promptly improve your accidents.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Oh, and I heard a rumor that I died in a car accident. I didn’t.
Gerard Way
You get all the puzzle parts together enough to say the puzzle is complete. It’s a script. In the process of realizing that, new ideas can come, one way or another. Through a happy accident, they just come to you.
David Lynch
With a movie you’re creating from the beginning this particular work, let’s not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let’s just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art.
Sydney Pollack
There was never any career plan. When ‘Red Dwarf’ started I thought we were doing a curious little sitcom on BBC2, I didn’t think I was becoming an actor. I didn’t see that 21 years later I’d still be talking about it, let alone filming a new one. For me everything’s always been an accident.
Craig Charles
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.
George Santayana
Excellence is never an accident.
Jerold Panas
Every accident, no matter how minor, is a failure of the organization.
Jerome F. Lederer
I went to rent a car, and the guy goes, ‘Do you want the extra insurance?’ I said, ‘Why…am I gonna get into an extra accident?
Robert Schimmel
I’ve been more places by accident than most people have been on purpose.
Alberta Hunter
We’re not mere spectators, or a cosmic accident, or some sideshow, or the Greek chorus to the main event. The human experience IS the main event.
Terence McKenna
To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.
Michael Josephson
In its evolution from a more primitive nervous system, the brain, as an organ with ten or more billion neurons and many more connections between them must have changed and grown as a result of many accidents.
Stanislaw Ulam
Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.
Lillian Hellman
When I was little, I got into a little accident, and it gave me congenital glaucoma in both of my eyes.
Fetty Wap
As for environmentalism, I’m only an environmentalist by accident. I live in New York, so I bike, and the closest grocery store to me sells organic produce. I also shop with a book bag because I ride a bike, and it’s hard to carry the paper or plastic bags.
Jesse Eisenberg
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Morris Raphael Cohen
Fame is an accident; merit a thing absolute.
Herman Melville
I’ve been in a bad accident on I-95, as well as my friend. Having this kind of organization is important so that change can occur. I’ll be around whenever they need me.
Jeremy Miller
Since Alice had never received any religious instruction, and since she had led a blameless life, she never thought of her awful luck as being anything but accidents in a very busy place. Good for her.
Kurt Vonnegut
When I started, I was an artist; I wanted to be an artist. I became an actor almost by accident. I acted for fifteen years and tried to produce. I looked for stories that were the story beneath the story that you thought you knew, like ‘The Candidate’.
Robert Redford
My mom and dad were ‘helicopter parents,’ literally. Meaning, I didn’t have a nanny, so I went up in the helicopter. My entire early childhood education consisted of tagging along while they reported on car accidents, multiple-alarm fires, and shootouts.
Katy Tur
We are all such accidents. We do not make up history and culture. We simply appear, not by our own choice. We make what we can of our condition with the means available. We must accept the mixture as we find it – the impurity of it, the tragedy of it, the hope of it.
Saul Bellow
Intellectuals advertise their superiority to political practice but are absolutely in its thrall. It is no accident that Marxist theory and practice use the intellectuals as tools and keep them in brutal subservience.
Allan Bloom
It’s no accident that Cinderella has been in the culture for thousands of years, and in cross cultures. I’ve traveled a bit recently, and in Russia, they completely believe they own this tale. And in Italy, they feel it absolutely is part of who they are. There is a timeless web to it.
Kenneth Branagh
Temptations in the life of faith are not accidents; each temptation is part of a plan, a step in the progress of faith.
Oswald Chambers
There is another side to death. Whether death happens through an act of violence to a large number of people or to an individual, whether death comes prematurely through illness or accident, or whether death comes through old age, death is always an opening. So a great opportunity comes whenever we face death.
Eckhart Tolle
Life is messy. Would that every puzzle piece fell into place, every word was kind, every accident happy, but such is not the case. Life is messy
Christopher Moore
What we do now, on the other hand…Don’t think that I’m crazy about this kind of politics. It’s no accident that I’ve done everything to keep my sons out of it, and so far I’ve succeeded. After independence I retired immediately from politics.
Indira Gandhi
The creation of a virtual image is a form of accident. This explains why virtual reality is a cosmic accident. It’s the accident of the real.
Paul Virilio
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
Martin Cruz Smith
Don’t you know that what happens to you once always happens again? You always react in the same way to the same thing. It’s no accident when you make a mess. Then you do it again. It’s called destiny.
Cesare Pavese
Decisions can be like car accidents, sudden and full of consequences.
Allison Glock
I had the perfect accident for the perfect idea. I was rendered immobile where the only thing I could do is mess with my computer.
Harry Knowles
Only when Stephen Strange has his accident and everything that he’s ever had in his life falls apart that he becomes pretty monstrous. It’s the self-loathing rage of a wounded animal and he doesn’t have a coping mechanism at all. It ties in with the discipline and the magic of this world.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Jesus Christ can’t hit a golf ball straight. It’s virtually impossible – at best it’s an accident.
Ben Hogan
Humiliating to human pride as it may be, we must recognize that the advance and even the preservation of civilization are dependent upon a maximum of opportunity for accidents to happen.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Progress is not an accident, not a thing within human control, but a beneficent necessity … due to the working of a universal law. So surely must the things we call evil and immorality disappear; so surely must man become perfect.
Herbert Spencer
Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
John Dos Passos
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have, fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.
Thomas A. Edison
When the afterburner lights, I haven’t got 5,000 horsepower. I’ve got 10,000 horsepower, and possibly the biggest accident you’ve ever seen in your life.
Richard Hammond
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for it can be true only by accident.
James Luther Adams
There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
Edward Hopper
There was only really one accident that was kinda bad but it was nothing to do with booze, just bad luck… I was having a hard time a couple of years ago… I’m a good driver, I just had bad luck.
Billy Joel
I stop and look at traffic accidents. I won’t hang around, but when I hear something is terrible, as bad as it is, I’ve gotta look at it.
Norman Lear
My musical career was an accident.
Sade Adu
Ships are blowing up at sea, or catching fire, factories are blowing up. Are these accidents? Are these industrial sabotage? No one really suspected a spy network.
Howard Blum
So that is how I ended up with those two titles, I like Accidentally on Purpose better – it is how we work in our trade – is it really an accident, or is there a thread of destiny in there? That was the intention, I am not sure I found out.
Michael York
I’ve certainly faced some raw, real pain in my life. I lost my father to a car accident when I was young. My mother died ten years ago. My son was very sick as an infant. Eventually, I have attempted to transform this pain into art, to make meaning out of it.
Dani Shapiro
Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.
Arnold Bennett
Accident is design / And design is accident / In a cloud of unknowing.
T. S. Eliot
It’s no accident that of all the monuments left of the Greco- Roman culture the biggest is the ballpark, the Colosseum, the YankeeStadium of ancient times.
Red Smith
No doubt about it: error is the rule, truth is the accident of error.
Georges Duhamel
It is no accident that I mention our American friends, as they are always influencing our relations with our neighbors either directly or behind the scenes. Sometimes you don’t even know who to talk to – the governments of certain countries or directly to their American patrons.
Vladimir Putin
Ironically my brother died in a car accident shortly after Airbag was recorded. He’s not an identical twin so I didn’t care.
Thom Yorke
I’m simply an accident. Why take it all so seriously?
Emile M. Cioran
Maybe that first, gigantic deficit the Reaganites piled up was an accident, just a combination of deluded ‘supply side’ tax cuts and a huge bag of good stuff for the Pentagon. But pretty quickly conservatives discovered that deficits, when done correctly, did something really cool: deficits defunded the Left.
Thomas Frank
The purpose of autonomous driving is to eliminate accidents.
Warren Brown
Children drown, beautiful women are mangled in automobile accidents, cruise ships founder, and men die lingering deaths in mines and submarines, but you will find none of this in my accounts.
John Cheever
There is no beauty like that which was spoiled by an accident; no accomplishments and graces are so to be envied as those that circumstances rudely hindered the development of.
Charles Dudley Warner
We cannot, of course, eliminate all accidents – no industry can do that.
Helmut Sohmen
I was born a human but this was an accident of fate…since childhood I’ve been captivated by the study of robots and cyborgs. Now I’m in a position where I can actually become one.
Kevin Warwick
Do you know that driving accidents are the number one cause of death for young people?
Sebastian Thrun
We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
Arthur Eddington
Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation.
Alice Hamilton
By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim and a Hindu only by accident of birth.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Vulgar prejudices are those which arise out of accident, ignorance, or authority; natural prejudices are those which arise out of the constitution of the human mind itself.
William Hazlitt
There are the people who really, really enjoy being celebrities, and then there are the people who came by it maybe by accident. I’m one of those people who fiercely guards their privacy, so I hate doing interviews.
Megan Fox
That doesn’t mean that you should just sit back and just let accidents happen to you. No, you have to go out and cause them yourself. That way you’re in control of the situation.
P. J. O’Rourke
Success to me obviously isn’t having accidents or getting penalties but finishing races as high a position as possible.
Kevin Magnussen
The next time someone uses denial of citizenship as a weapon or brandishes the special status conferred upon him by the accident of birth, ask him this: What have you done lately to earn it?
Eric Liu
Alzheimer’s disease is never an ‘accident’ in a marriage. It falls under the purview of God’s sovereignty. In the case of someone with Alzheimer’s, this means God’s unconditional and sacrificial love has an opportunity to be even more gloriously displayed in a life together.
Joni Eareckson Tada
People who tell you that control is bad are trying to tell you that automobile accidents and industrial accidents are good.
L. Ron Hubbard
But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about.
Kurt Vonnegut
accident ruled every corner of the universe except the chambers of the human heart.
David Guterson
It is good sense applied with diligence to what was at first a mere accident, and which by great application grew to be called, by the generality of mankind, a particular genius.
Samuel Johnson
Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse or omission.
Isabel Paterson
There is something particularly appealing about teaching a subject that seems to deal with the lowest kind of relationships-accidents, ambulance chasing-because you can show students that these raise the most fundamental questions about the structure of society.
Guido Calabresi
[The publication of his first poem] was wonderful … but it taught me early on that the only thing that really matters is writing the next poem. Publication is best seen as a happy accident.
Dan Beachy-Quick
It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune-the ally of patient Time-that holds an even and scrupulous balance.
Joseph Conrad
I’m a singer and a writer first. I started to rap by accident, being playful.
Talent is no accident of birth. In today’s society a good many people seem to have the idea that if one is born without talent, there is nothing he can do about it; they simply resign themselves to what they consider to be their fate.
Shinichi Suzuki
I understand and respect deeply that each project brings its own secret and wonderful gifts and happy accidents.
Lake Bell
Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people.
George C. Wallace
Half of all home accidents happen in the kitchen, and the family has to eat them.
Sam Ewing
The chain of life runs smoothly from one generation to the next and none of the links stand out except here and there a link one sees by accident.
Clifford D. Simak
I spent 10 or 15 years doing visual effects and, if I learned anything from that time, it’s that you do the best work when you let things go wrong and embrace the happy accidents. Then suddenly it feels fresh and you’re somewhere new.
Gareth Edwards
Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness.
Martin Puryear
Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think. Commenting on how an accident led to the discovery of X-rays.
William Cecil Dampier
My father always used to say, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” – ’til the accident.
Jimmy Carr
Society itself is an accident to the spirit, and if society in any of its forms is to be justified morally it must be justified at the bar of the individual conscience.
George Santayana
Accident is simply unforeseen order.
Men, however distinguished by external accidents or intrinsick qualities, have all the same wants, the same pains, and, as far as the senses are consulted, the same pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
Love is not breathlessness; It is not excitement; It is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love”, which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Louis de Bernieres
Misfortunes one can endure–they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one’s own faults–ah!–there is the sting of life.
Oscar Wilde
Values create dimension, but color usually receives all of the attention. When painting with oils, placing dark and light pigments next to each other can be an accident waiting to happen.
Robert Warren
You have to be very flexible and understand as a director, especially as a writer/director, that you cannot hang onto stuff really hard. You have to be ready to accept those happy accidents and to anticipate that they are going to happen and capitalize on them.
David M. Evans
The peculiar essence of our banking system is an unprecedented trust between man and man. And when that trust is much weakened by hidden causes, a small accident may greatly hurt it, and a great accident for a moment may almost destroy it.
Walter Bagehot
Children in backseats cause accidents. Accidents in backseats cause children.
Stephen Hawking
I don’t really consider myself a novelist, it just came out purely by accident.
Wole Soyinka
How was I conceived? Was it love, was I meant, or was I just an accident?
Ray Davies
To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.
Alexis Carrel
It may look like the difficulty is going to defeat you. But you need to keep telling yourself, “This sickness can’t take my life.” “This cancer can’t defeat me.” “No bad break, no disappointment, no accident can shorten one second of my divine destiny.”
Joel Osteen
You are not an accident. You are one of a kind. Your big dream is from God, and its irreplaceable. And you were born to seize it and celebrate it every day of your life!
Bruce Wilkinson
Accidents, try to change them – it’s impossible. The accidental reveals man.
J. B. Priestley
Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.
Andrew Davidson
Has God decreed all things that come to pass? Then there is nothing that falls out by chance, nor are we to ascribe what we meet with either to good or ill luck and fortune. There are many events in the world which men look upon as mere accidents, yet all these come by the counsel and appointment of Heaven.
Thomas Boston
Hope bases vast premises on foolish accidents, and reads a word where in fact only a scribble exists.
John Updike
I compare it to being in a car accident. There’s so much adrenaline rushing through you that you remember being in the accident but you don’t remember any of the details.
Brooke Langton
Your success and happiness lie in you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer trappings.
Helen Keller
Accidents don’t happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.
Mario Puzo
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Luck is an accident that happens to the competent.
Albert M. Greenfield
You were born free by accident. You live free by choice. To die free is your responsibility.
Russel Honore
I liked the rain. It made it harder, the harder the better. I didn’t see accidents but there are a lot of broken cars out there.
John Holmes
Is it a democratic society that condemns people to the accident of conception? What are we-monkeys? If you expect people to be responsible for their children, you have to give them the right to choose whether or not to have children. What are you people thinking of? You’re not only crazy! You’re ogres!
John Irving
There is a certain perfection in accident which we never consciously attain.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing makes you look older than attempting to look young. You can fool anyone, apart from the young. The worst are the lip operations. There are people who have it done and I don’t recognise them afterwards. They look like they flew through the windscreen during a car accident and were patched up badly afterwards.
Karl Lagerfeld
Four specters haunt the poor – old age, accident, sickness and unemployment
David Lloyd George
How comes it to pass, if they be only moved by chance and accident, that such regular mutations and generations should be begotten by a fortuitous concourse of atoms.
John Smith
It is merely an accident of history that it is considered normal in our society to believe that the Creator of the universe can hear your thoughts while it is demonstrative of mental illness to believe that he is communicating with you by having the rain tap in Morse code on your bedroom window.
Sam Harris
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Paul J. Meyer
There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet.
Stephen Hawking
Nothing happens in life by accident. Nothing occurs by chance. Nothing takes place without producing the opportunity for real and lasting benefit to you. The perfection of every moment may not be apparent to you, yet that will make the moment no less perfect.
Neale Donald Walsch
I got hooked into folk music by accident, because that’s what white college kids liked when I was a child
Stephen Stills
Well, we all are what we are, I guess you might say by an accident of birth.
Wilford Brimley
When we seek reconciliation with our enemies, it is commonly out of a desire to better our own condition, a being harassed and tired out with a state of war, and a fear of some ill accident which we are willing to prevent.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Things are bound to begin happening if you’ve got your wits about you. You create the lucky accidents.
Lewis Thomas
Whenever I see people with their collars up, I’m tempted to point it out to them like you would for someone who has a food stain on their shirt or food in their teeth, as if to say, ‘Your fashion sense is so offensive I’m assuming it’s some sort of accident you’ll want to fix.
Stephan Pastis
Appreciate everything and everyone. Look upon every experience you’ve ever had, and everyone who’s ever played any role in your life, as having been sent to you for your benefit. In this universe, which was created by a divine, organizing intelligence, there are simply no accidents.
Wayne Dyer
The readiness to blame a dead pilot for an accident is nauseating, but it has been the tendency ever since I can remember. What pilot has not been in positions where he was in danger and
where perfect judgment would have advised against going?
Charles Lindbergh
When I finished high school, I wanted to take all my graduation money and buy myself a motorcycle. But my mom said no. See, she had a brother who died in a horrible motorcycle accident when he was 18. And I could just have his motorcycle.
Anthony Jeselnik
I represent the Port of Philadelphia, and I know firsthand the important role that ports play in the national and global economy. I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating impacts on the port system.
Allyson Schwartz
He’s not going to shoot us in the back by accident, is he?” Deputy Coltrain asked. I smiled, not sweetly. “He promised not to.
Laurell K. Hamilton
There is no accident in our choice of reading. All our sources are related.
Francois Mauriac
When you’re young, all the accidents, all the pain you take them, but at least you’re very strong. In fact through time, it’s just adding more and more pain, more and more loss and it makes you more fragile.
Carole Bouquet
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Mahatma Gandhi
Whenever I’m in sync with the trends, it’s always an accident. I still love wearing clothes I’ve had for ten years. I think understated luxury is the chicest thing.
Padma Lakshmi
Greed, accident, or malice may have harmful results, but, barring something truly apocalyptic, a resilient system can absorb such results without its overall health being threatened.
Jamais Cascio
When you use film, you use accidents, but there aren’t any accidents with digital photography. I don’t mind that it’s easy. But I do mind that there is a sort of consensus with the camera and the subject and the light, and you look at something, and you photograph it, and you get what you see.
William Klein
I look at actors very closely. It’s not an accident when the actors excel.
John Frankenheimer
I was hitchhiking to Washington to an anti-war demonstration in 1971, and I was in an accident, and that’s how I became disabled; that’s how I came into disability, in a sense.
Simi Linton
There are more obese people in the world than starving people. As China and India start to develop our eating habits – and not by accident but because agribusiness is going over there and imposing our habits on them – if the population doesn’t increase at all, we’ll have to raise twice as many animals as we do.
Jonathan Safran Foer
The nature of tragedy and accident is that we cannot predict.
Nikki Giovanni
Accidents. It’s all about the accidents.
Gayle Forman
Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death’s door when they have a simple head cold?
Shirley Booth
The highest form of leadership is one in which a leader raises up other leaders – not as an accident, but as a result of conscious effort.
Mark Millar
How is it possible not to feel that there is communication between our solitude as a dreamer and the solitudes of childhood? And it is no accident that, in a tranquil reverie, we often follow the slope which returns us to our childhood solitudes.
Gaston Bachelard
I got into the movies by accident. When I got an offer, I thought, ‘Let’s try this, too.’ Everything in my life has happened by trial and error. I didn’t even think I would win the Miss India title, so where’s the question of thinking I’d come this far.
Priyanka Chopra
Anything that happens that’s good, they think, Oh, it’s an accident, when is the roof caving in? You’ve got to get them out of that mental framework.
Dick Butkus
My existence was not random, nor was it an accident. God knew who He was creating, and He designed met for a specific work. [Ephesians 2:10]
Francis Chan
It is no accident that on the whole there was more beauty and decency to be found in the life of the small peoples, and that among the large ones there was more happiness and content in proportion as they had avoided the deadly blight of centralization.
Friedrich August von Hayek
When I got the job with Fox, I said ‘God, are you sure?’ I know nothing about politics; I’ve been covering car accidents and street closures and the pothole patrol in my hometown.
Ainsley Earhardt
Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden. It has brought me blessed returns.
Walt Whitman
Let’s face it.., our current [immigration control] system is like a busy intersection without a traffic cop: sure there are laws on the books, but absent enforcement, there are too many accidents.
Ronald Reagan
If we do not allow for a rhythm of rest in our overly busy lives, illness becomes our Sabbath— our pneumonia, our cancer, our heart attack, our accidents create Sabbath for us.
Wayne Muller
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
Mark Twain
One of the things we can be sure of over the July 4th weekend is that news reports will keep telling us how many of us are going to die in automobile accidents.
Andy Rooney
No one can depute authority. It comes too much from personal accidents, and too little from reason or law to be handed over to others.
Anthony Trollope
About 70 percent of everything is really sketched out on my keyboard beforehand, because I do want accidents to happen in the studio.
Scott Walker
All men are our brothers. As far as the discovery of the truth is concerned, they are all working for the same purpose; they may be separated by the accidents of space and time, and by the exigencies of race, religion, nationality, and other groupings; from the point of view of eternity they are working together.
George Sarton
We are drawn to Twitter the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
Vincent Canby
If anyone had realized that within 10 years this tiny system that was picked up almost by accident was going to be controlling 50 million computers, considerably more thought might have gone into it.
Andrew S. Tanenbaum
With ‘Little Accidents’, I spent probably three months working with a physical therapist, just understanding, starting from square one, about the neurological makeup of what happens when you have a stroke or what carbon monoxide poisoning does to your body.
Boyd Holbrook
It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village – in many ways it mirrored my home town. And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.
William Jackson
My life has been a series of slightly happy accidents.
Vijay Krishna Acharya
I want to feel it somehow happened like that because things happen for a reason. I want to believe this more than anything because if it were just an accident, then God must have died before he could finish the world.
Simon Van Booy
Every day people engaged in the clever defiance of their own intuition become, in midthought, victims of violence and accidents. So when we wonder why we are victims so often, the answer is clear: It is because we are so good at it.
Gavin de Becker
Each religion necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself. Religions, like languages, are necessary rivals. What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.
George Santayana
I am not an afterthought I am not an accident.
Desmond Tutu
Human beings are often at their best when responding to immediate crises – car accidents, house fires, hurricanes. We are less effective in the face of enormous but slow-moving crises such as the loss of biodiversity or climate change.
David Suzuki
Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
Dick Armey
What has a writer to be bombastic about? Whatever good a man may write is the consequence of accident, luck, or surprise, and nobody is more surprised than an honest writer when he makes a good phrase or says something truthful.
Edward Dahlberg
I wish I had been more mature. I wish I had handled the immediate aftermath of the accident involving my family better.
Joe Biden
…people liking you or not liking you is an accident and is to do with them and not you. That goes for love too, only more so.
Edna O’Brien
Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
Nicholas Meyer
The more prosperous and settled a nation, the more readily it tends to think of war as a regrettable accident; to nations less fortunate the chance of war presents itself as a possible bountiful friend.
Lewis H. Lapham
The accidents are things that audiences always remember most, I’ve found on my own movies. The things that they like the most are the things that were just by accident. So you have to create a situation where nothing but accidents can happen the entire time.
Robert Rodriguez
It is also certain that when we assent to some piece of reasoning when our perception of it is lacking, then either we go wrong, or, if we do stumble on the truth, it is by accident, so that we cannot be sure that we are not in error.
Ernest Sosa
My life has been a whole series of accidents, some of them happy, some not.
Randy Bachman
Enlightenment doesn’t occur by accident. It is a deliberate decision that someone makes again and again. It is something you grow into and develop in.
Frederick Lenz
We must look back over our lives and look at some of the accidents and curiosities and oddities and troubles and sicknesses and begin to see more in those things than we saw before. It raises questions, so that when peculiar little accidents happen, you ask whether there is something else at work in your life.
James Hillman
I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds.
Barbara Jordan
I cant sprinkle sprinkles on. I lose control when I have sprinkles. Im shaky. I still remember the great sprinkle accident of 1982.
Ryan Stiles
Nothing is or can be accidental with God.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In survey after survey, people report that the greatest dangers they face are, in this order: terrorist attack, plane crashes and nuclear accidents. This despite the fact that these three combined have killed fewer people in the past half-century than car accidents do in any given year.
Will Self
Not by accident, you may be sure, do the Christian Scriptures make the father of knowledge a serpent – slimy, sneaking and abominable.
H. L. Mencken
But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me – not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.
Oliver Stone
You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.
Max Lucado
Unfortunately in motorsport, accidents can happen.
Robert Kubica
Economists must leave to Adam Smith alone the glory of the Quarto, must pluck the day, fling pamphlets into the wind, write always sub specie temporis , and achieve immortality by accident, if at all.
John Maynard Keynes
Purity doesn’t happen by accident; it requires obedience to God.
Joshua Harris
The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident.
Sally Ride
It’s like The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat, about the discovery of penicillin. Out of these strange accidents come huge discoveries. A certain purple bleeds into red and all of a sudden you have something unexpected.
Carly Simon
A guy has to have the want-to. You don’t just make plays by a mistake, by accident.
Anquan Boldin
Travelling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.
Gayle Forman
As in the piling up of hypothetical alternatives, creative accidents follow the law of probabilities the more we fish, the more likely we are to get a strike.
Alex Faickney Osborn
A director is someone who presides over a series of accidents.
Orson Welles
No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life’s course by a mere accident.
James Bryce
I’ve had injuries in my life from things beyond my control: runaway horses, helicopters that decide to crash on mountaintops, boating accidents – things that were out of my hands.
Christie Brinkley
Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre of sentiment and resolution, in the suffering of human accidents.
Michel de Montaigne
The affairs of this world are so shifting and depend on so many accidents, that it is hard to form any judgment concerning the future; nay, we see from experience that the forecasts even of the wise almost always turn out false.
Francesco Guicciardini
Also, if you have an accident, you can’t start to dance again at the top, you’re too weak; you start with the easy things – the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then.
Ninette de Valois
I became an actor kind of by accident. I was in musical theater and I got a job as an actor in a play and kept going. But I never set out to be an actor; it happened over time.
Christopher Walken
Poor Grendel’s had an accident. So may you all.
John Gardner
The frequency of automobile accidents is declining in North Carolina, but the severity of accidents involving bodily injury is rising in the state. That’s something we will keep our eyes on in preparing our request next February.
Tim Lucas
Love itself is what is left over when being “in love” has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Louis de Bernieres
The fortune of nations has often depended on accidents . . .
Edward Gibbon
And I had worked at the comic-book store almost by accident, because I was deciding to make a living as an artist, be it as an art tutor or illustrator, and that’s how I wanted to make my living.
Brian Michael Bendis
If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?
Mario Andretti
I mean, accidents happen. You learn from them and you try to make sure they don’t happen again.
Joe Lieberman
The process of art-making is full of happy accidents – what fun!
Max Elliott Slade
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
Leo Baekeland
People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Geography is the key, the crucial accident of birth. A piece of protein could be a snail, a sea lion, or a systems analyst, but it had to start somewhere. This is not science; it is merely metaphor. And the landscape in which the protein “starts” shapes its end as surely as bowls shape water.
Annie Dillard
I had a snowboarding accident. I fell off a horse. I’ve had a concussion, a fractured rib… I walk into walls. I’m always bruised up.
Mila Kunis
My mother’s sister was killed in a trolley car accident, so I was raised as one of eight with my sister and six male cousins.
Alan King
If you are born with fame, it is an accident. If you die with fame, it is an achievement.
Abdul Kalam
Fatigue seems to be a factor in this accident.
Pete Olson
Yeah, I’ve mellowed, but not in the sense of liking Radiohead or Coldplay . I don’t hate them, I don’t wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and don’t look like they’re having a good time.
Liam Gallagher
Our persona was not created by accident; it was created in order to camouflage the parts of ourselves we deemed the most undesirable and to overcompensate for what we believe to be our deepest flaws. What persona are you hiding behind?
Debbie Ford
Don’t learn safety by accident.
Jerry Smith
A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.
Henry David Thoreau
My God, what do we want? What does any human being want? Take away an accident of pigmentation of a thin layer of our outer skin and there is no difference between me and anyone else. All we want is for that trivial difference to make no difference.
Shirley Chisholm
In reality, Chernobyl proves why nuclear is the safest way to make electricity. In the worst nuclear power accidents, relatively small amounts of particulate matter escape, harming only a handful of people.
Michael Shellenberger
I never wanted to write. I just wrote letters home from a kibbutz in Israel to reassure my parents that I was still alive and well fed and having a great time. They thought these letters were brilliant and sent them to a newspaper. So I became a writer by accident.
Maeve Binchy
The historical order is very interesting, but accidental and capricious; if we would to understand the growth of knowledge, we cannot be satisfied with accidents, we must explain how knowledge was gradually built up.
George Sarton
The computer needs…even by accident, offers incredible beautiful things that are very seductive. And if you forget about, or if you don’t have an idea to begin with, it is very easy to be seduced and that is not a good use of the computer.
Massimo Vignelli
No bad break, no disappointment, no accident can shorten one second of my divine destiny.
Joel Osteen
I fell into this thing by accident. I was never supposed to be a photographer.
Christopher Anderson
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Milan Kundera
Every day can be a platform to get you closer to your mountaintop. And yet, too many people live life by accident.
Robin Sharma
I suppose I might be a player-coach nowadays. I’m a great teacher, and I enjoy teaching. But I’m glad I got injured and ended up turning to cooking. It was an accident but the happiest one of my life.
Gordon Ramsay
Men cannot abandon their religious faith without a kind of aberration of intellect and a sort of violent distortion of their true nature; they are invincibly brought back to more pious sentiments. Unbelief is an accident, and faith is the only permanent state of mankind.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I fell into writing plays by accident. But the reason I write plays is that it’s the only thing I’m any good at.
David Hare
My life and my career have been a series of happy and not so happy accidents.
Jeff Ross
We need to know why NHTSA, which has officials who are paid to do nothing else but monitor accidents, have been asleep at the wheel when it had information served up to it on a silver platter by State Farm Insurance Company which would suggest grave problems with Firestone tires.
Fred Upton
When there is an accident involving fire, in most cases death is caused by the inhalation of the toxic smoke. What we need is air to go to a driver for 45 seconds. I’m surprised that this is not done, and I would make it compulsory.
Jackie Stewart
I wasn’t necessarily looking to do comedy on TV, but I don’t think it’s an accident that I ended up on ‘Community.’
Gillian Jacobs
Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur
The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self- education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed by heat, or violence, or accident, may as well be broken at once; it can never be trusted after.
Walter Savage Landor
Everything was fine, but Weetzie wanted a baby. “How could you want one?” My Secret Agent Lover Man said. “There are way too many babies. And diseases. And nuclear accidents. And crazy psychos. We cant have a baby,” he said.
Francesca Lia Block
It’s probably not an accident that the films that I care about happen to be about issues that matter to me, stories that I want to tell. If you’re going to spend two years of your life on something it has to matter to you, you have to be passionate about it.
Angelina Jolie
The average household might prepare for root canal, traffic accident, unemployment or illness, but how the household will meet, manage and even survive violent crime is the most neglected area of household management.
John Longenecker
Our own actions are the accidents of fortune that we sometimes place to the credit of luck or misfortune.
James Ellis
Talent is an accident of genes – and a responsibility.
Alan Rickman
In the era of networks only, I cannot tell you the number of shows that we don’t know about that did not survive. They got canceled. But there are a few that survived by accident, because they didn’t have anything else to do, and they stayed with it.
Henry Blodget
A man may by custom fortify himself against pain, shame, and suchlike accidents; but as to death, we can experience it but once, and are all apprentices when we come to it
Michel de Montaigne
It is the intense spirituality of India, and not any great political structure or social organisation that it has developed, that has enabled it to resist the ravages of time and the accidents of history.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Wealth is not a given or an accident of history. It is not bestowed on us like rain from above. It is the product of human creativity in an environment of freedom. The freedom to own, to make contracts, to save, to invest, to associate, and to trade: these are the key to prosperity.
Llewellyn Rockwell
When you involved in an accident and someone asks “are you alright?” Yes fine thanks, I’ll just pick up my limbs and be off.
Billy Connolly
You didn’t just show up on planet Earth by accident.. You were handpicked by Almighty God.
Joel Osteen
Very often your attitude about why an accident or illness has happened has an effect on your recuperation.
James Redfield
To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said – there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident.
H. L. Mencken
As human beings, we are the genetic elite, the sentient, contemplating and innovating sum of countless genetic accidents and transcription errors.
Gary Hamel
A lot of my work comes through accidents or circumstances that just happen to present themselves. I have to realize that something is presenting itself. Otherwise it slips right by.
Ari Marcopoulos
Life processes take place in an aqueous medium. All organisms are composed mostly of water, whether they dwell in the oceans, lakes, and rivers, or on the land. Because the physical and chemical properties of water are well suited to the requirements of life, it is no accident that life is a water-based phenomenon.
Robert E. Lee
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
Neal Barnard
I saw the wreck on TV in the hauler when I was getting dressed to leave. I thought, ‘Oh, he’ll be fine.’ It didn’t look like that type of an accident. I remember walking to the bus lot, seeing Teresa walk by. She definitely had a look on her face that I had not seen on her face before.
Jeff Gordon
Here I am and there is my body dancing on glass In accident time where there are no accidents You have no choice the choice comes after
Sarah Kane
The model used by Wall Street to price trillions of dollar’s worth of derivatives thought of the financial world as an orderly, continuous process. But the world was not continuous; it changed discontinuously, and often by accident.
Michael Lewis
Every event has had its cause, and nothing, not the least wind that blows, is accident or causeless.
Pearl S. Buck
You know, I have had a terrible life. I married two men I really didn’t like. My only daughter was killed in a car accident. My brother committed suicide. Has my life been a life for anyone to envy?
Clare Boothe Luce
It was manifest to me that there was something in the Roman Catholic religion which made the priests very dear to the people; for I doubt whether in any village in England, had such an accident happened to the rector, all the people would have roused themselves at midnight to wreak their vengeance on the assailant.
Bill Vaughan
It’s not by accident that this has not been resolved in 50 years, but I believe this is the best chance we will have for a long time for there to be a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Sandy Berger
Why is it that only in the very beginnings of a relationship are you aware of the heat coming from inside a person, of the number of inches you would have to move for your shoulders to brush as if it were an accident?
Jodi Picoult
I have one of those real old American built cars. The kind that just PUNCHES through accidents.
Kevin Rooney
Why is human cloning illegal? All it is is making a certain type of person on purpose. Can they possibly be any worse than the assholes we’re pumping out by accident?
Richard Jeni
My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old. That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, ‘Today is what I have.’
Amber Heard
Many people say they got into their career by accident. The other side of that is that your career is an accident waiting to happen.
Daniel J. King
Tragedies happen, accidents happen.
Sarah Hanson-Young
There is no such thing as a natural death: nothing that happens to a man is ever natural, since his presence calls the world into question. All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation.
Simone de Beauvoir
This quake, tsunami and the nuclear accident are the biggest crises for Japan [in decades] … We will continue to handle it in a state of maximum alert.
Naoto Kan
Sometimes movie-making happens like clockwork; other times, like a car accident.
Eric Roberts
For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.
Sidney Lumet
I had a terrible motorcycle accident (in the 1970s), in San Francisco as matter of fact. Doing a picture called… oh, this is terrible. It’s a very well-known film and I can’t remember the name. That’s what happens when you get older… I fell off a bridge in San Francisco and was laid up for two years.
William Lucking
Our [American] money system is structurally brittle. It doesn’t matter if you put a very clever guy or a stupid guy at the wheel. The clever guy will take a half hour to have an accident, and the stupid guy will take ten minutes.
Bernard Lietaer
When you’re around enormously successful people you realise their success isn’t an accident – it’s about work.
Ryan Tedder
Homesickness is universal. But Neapolitan homesickness goes back further than the accidents of domicile. It is nostalgia for love and loss themselves, a soul-sickness caused by the very idea of leaving.
Howard Jacobson
Can anyone alter fate? All of us combined… or one great figure… or someone strategically placed, who happens to be in the right spot. Chance. Accident. And our lives, our world, hanging on it.
Philip K. Dick
I like to think that good people win. But even good people have other sides. Most people will slow down to get a good look at an accident, even though they won’t admit it.
Stephen King
The idea that God may be approached and understood through intellectual analysis is uniquely Christian… It is probably not an accident that modern science grew explosively in Christian Europe and left the rest of the world behind.
Freeman Dyson
Communities and neighborhoods are affected. Idling trains, traffic backups, grade crossing accidents and other safety issues all affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
Bill Lipinski
There’s still this underlying image of women that they should fulfil a certain role. It’s no accident that a lot of men who are a bit misogynistic tend to say things like ‘get back to the kitchen’ or ‘why aren’t you at home looking after the kids’.
Jo Brand
The most important thing today is that Mark Webber is safe and OK. After a very nasty accident, he’s fine.
Christian Horner
There is no such thing as an accident. It is all part of a master plan. Play your role as gracefully as you can and relax.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
I don’t know why liberals want to disarm the law-abiding population, but I do know that not a single argument proffered stands the light of facts. Armed citizens deter far more crimes than the police, and far more lives are saved by the intended victim being armed than are lost in firearm accidents.
Paul Craig Roberts
I often use an old canvas and I particularly enjoy painting over something I’ve already done, allowing bits to come jumping through accidentally.
Myfanwy Pavelic
Sit back and get some sleep. Oh great. So if we have an accident and I’m asleep my resistance toward fighting death will be down and I’ll wake up in a morgue.
Melina Marchetta
When I’m making records, I don’t go in with any intentional [ideas for] cohesion, it just happens by accident. That’s the X factor; you can’t predict that.
Jason Lytle
Everything good that happened to me happened by accident.
Jack Benny
If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say ‘I can do this’ even when you know you can’t.
Stephen King
I think life’s too complex to be an accident.
Alexandra Adornetto
Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments.
Jason Reitman
There are things in this universe that we cannot control, and then there are the things we can. . . . Let fate, coincidence, and accident conspire; human beings must act on reason.
David Guterson
I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better! If I’m presented with a fast horse or a fast boat, I still get that shiver of excitement and I cannot resist. Luckily I never seem to have any accidents, and thank God for that.
Andrea Bocelli
Humility was a cult in my family. I only got it out of my father by accident when he was very old that he had won an Olympic gold medal.
Hugh Laurie
A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.
William A. Niskanen
After being bombarded endlessly by road-safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident.
J. G. Ballard
I was certain that some people, whether by accident of birth or some pecularity of training, could tune in to another source of information and could know things about people we didn’t think were possible to know.
Michael Crichton
Gwyneth Paltrow
In art, we are the first heirs of all the earth. . . . Accidents impair and Time transforms, but it is we who choose.
Andre Malraux
I have an accident about every two years, and one day it won’t be an accident!
Edie Sedgwick
Facts are all accidents. They all might have been different. They all may become different. They all may collapse altogether.
George Santayana
To the eye of failure success is an accident.
Ambrose Bierce
We still have to learn how to live peacefully, not only with our fellow men but also with nature and, above all, with those Higher Powers which have made nature and have made us; for, assuredly, we have not come about by accident and certainly have not made ourselves
E. F. Schumacher
Creating and producing creative work, to me, those are all happy accidents.
Jim Lee
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
Marla Gibbs
If you’re injured in an automobile accident, and you sue the driver, you get much more for your injury than if you’re fighting for your country. There’s a double standard here.
Joseph Stiglitz
Marcuse wrote: “Perhaps an accident may alter the situation, but unless the recognition of what is being done and what is being prevented subverts the consciousness and the behavior of man, not even a catastrophe will bring about the change.”.
Daniel Pinchbeck
Only in football is long-term injury the result not of accidents but of the game played properly.
George Will
Nothing is an accident: it’s always someone’s fault; perhaps-but no one teaches us how to live with our mistakes. Everyone is isolated, alone with his or her anguish and guilt, and too penetrating a question can mean people are not able to face one another the next day.
Nadeem Aslam
Much of the uncertainty of law is not an unfortunate accident: it is of immense social value.
Sonia Sotomayor
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Greatness is largely a social accident, and almost always socially supported.
Mary McLeod Bethune
When everything flows into place ? washes dry tonally correct, crisp and sparkling, the light scheme is sound and the “accidentals” are all happy ones ? I’m temporarily in a euphoric state.
Bill Luff
The word ‘radical’ derives from the Latin word for root. Therefore, if you want to get to the root of anything you must be radical. It is no accident that the word has now been totally demonized.
Gore Vidal
That we would do
We should do when we would, for this ‘would’ changes,
And hath abatements and delays as many
As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents,
And then this ‘should’ is like a spendthrift sigh,
That hurts by easing.
William Shakespeare
But to the particular species of excellence men are directed, not by an ascendant planet or predominating humour, but by the first book which they read, some early conversation which they heard, or some accident which excited ardour and emulation.
Samuel Johnson
As a former track cyclist I know only too well the risk of crashing. You don’t dwell on it when you are competing but there are lots of moments when you are close to serious accidents.
Chris Hoy
Things turn out better by accident sometimes. But you can’t organize accidents.
Jeff Beck
For when down on the knees
The man (or god) stretches the arms
In giving,
It is no accident the hands
Are curled like bowls or cups,
For he offers self, yet
Begs it back again.
Edith Tiempo
Because we are in a war situation, this can sometimes be dangerous work. But guys like A.D. Flowers and his technicians just take it in stride and get on with the job. In four years, we’ve never had a serious accident or injury working with all the explosions.
Vic Morrow
There is no escaping the fact that, even in a great career, sometimes the best advances happen through luck, chance and accident.
Edmond H. Fischer
I am an American, not by accident of birth but by choice. I voted with my feet and became an American because I love this country and think it is exceptional.
Fareed Zakaria
We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
A. J. Muste
Ours is a system of corporate socialism, where companies capitalize their profits and socialize their losses…in effect, they tax you for their accidents, bungling, boondoggles, and mismanagement, just like a government. We should be able to deselect them.
Ralph Nader
I don’t think there’s any accidents in my life.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Nothing I do is by design. It’s always the result of a happy accident. I didn’t have a career plan. It has just become the way it is. It’s all good fun.
Lena Headey
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need.
James Naismith
It seemed to him that in Annawadi, fortunes derived not just from what people did, or how well they did it, but from the accidents and catastrophes they dodged. A decent life was the train that hadn’t hit you, the slumlord you hadn’t offended, the malaria you hadn’t caught.
Katherine Boo
When you’re shooting a feature that costs $200,000 a day with a crew of 250, you don’t want accidents; you want to know exactly what’s going to happen. But with a documentary, you don’t, so you have to be sensitive to accidents because that is where the gold is.
Sydney Pollack
A lot happens by accident in poetry.
Howard Nemerov
Don’t be offended, but you seem to be one of those people who just attract accidents like a magnet. So… try not to fall into the ocean or get run over or anything, all right?
Stephenie Meyer
Did I throw the most important thing perhaps, by accident, away?
Renata Adler
Then you begin to give up the very idea of belonging. Suddenly this thing, this belonging,it seems like some long, dirty lie … and I begin to believe that birthplaces are accidents, that everything is an accident. But if you believe that, where do you go? What do you do? What does anything matter?
Zadie Smith
Small mistakes, the lack of care, little accidents, and somewhere a tipping point is passed and things go badly wrong. Expedition history brims with tragedies built out of incremental missteps.
Alan S. Kesselheim
Illness and accidents were mysterious manifestations of the war of the spirits, fought on the battleground of the body.
Jean M. Auel
It is not possible to be original by trying to be original – those who attempt this in the arts will be merely avant-garde. Originality is the product of an impulse to intense and overwhelming that it bursts the conventions and produces something new – again more by accident than design.
Michael Foley
Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better.
Carrie Underwood
An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.
Francis Thompson
Everything that happened to me happened by mistake. I don’t believe in fate. It’s luck, timing and accident.
Merv Griffin
The masterpiece should appear as the flower to the painter – perfect in its bud as in its bloom – with no reason to explain its presence – no mission to fulfill – a joy to the artist, a delusion to the philanthropist – a puzzle to the botanist – an accident of sentiment and alliteration to the literary man.
James Whistler
I became an actor by accident.
Christopher Walken
It’s not an accident that both my sister and I are writers. Our parents created an accidental Petri dish. My family has great storytellers, and I grew up in a very funny, conversational house and didn’t have television. This small family farm was a bubble world that didn’t have much to do with reality.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Softwareв€’related accidents are usually caused by flawed requirements.
Nancy Leveson
I rode many bikes and motorcycles. My brother was in an accident when he was a kid and my mom forbade us to use motorcycles.
John Travolta
Sometimes, even by accident, the universe makes beauty, and we can stand back in awe of it. Even better – we can figure out why. Science! I love this stuff.
Phil Plait
Accidents did not just happen. From time to time they were carefully plotted, calculated, and arranged to one’s advantage-all, of course, under the cloak of happenstance.
Jodi Picoult
No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents.
Sally Ride
Don’t you mind,” said Puddleglum. “There are no accidents. Our guide is Aslan; and he was there when the giant king caused the letters to be cut, and he knew already all things that would come of them; including this.
C. S. Lewis
The best artists are the ones that work the hardest, and if you work hard enough, you’ll eventually experience the happy accidents that are art.
Julian Casablancas
Creation is more than an accident of dead matter. It’s a romance. It has purpose. It sings of the Living God. It bears his signature.
Charles J. Chaput
When it [truth] emerges it often bears out the saying that ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’ A novelist has to appear plausible, and would hesitate to make use of such astounding contradictions as occur in history through some extraordinary accident or twist of psychology .
Bill Vaughan
There are no mistakes or accidents. The present is malleable. Influence the odds. Free will is your pen, write your life.
Pharrell Williams
Believe me, if I looked good, it’s not an accident.
Nora Ephron
And it’s like some tiny nothing that sets off a natural disaster halfway across the world, only this was the opposite of disaster, how by accident she saved me with that thoughtless act of grace, and she never knew, and how that, too, is the part of the history of love.
Nicole Krauss
Television exposes the world to the accident. The world is exposed to accidents through television.
Paul Virilio
I always think of myself not so much as a painter but as a medium for accident and chance.
Francis Bacon
Death is the handmaiden of the pilot. Sometimes it comes by accident, sometimes by an act of God.
Albert Scott Crossfield
Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
Renata Adler
The thing that most people didn’t understand, if they weren’t in his line if work, was that a rape victim and a victim of a fatal accident were both gone forever. The difference was that the rape victim still had to go through the motions of being alive.
Jodi Picoult
What annoyed me was that I so often attempted to weasel out of things on purpose, it killed me to do it by accident. It seemed like a waste of whatever detailed lie I was going to have to come up with.
Sloane Crosley
A relationship is sent by God and accident.
Fiona Shaw
I sort of ended up in Los Angeles by accident. And it was sort of terrible to be jostled into this position of a fame-hungry starlet. Which is so honestly not me! In fact, I could use a bit more of that because I am such a hermit! So I allowed myself to get really bothered.
Kate Beckinsale
There are no accidents so unlucky but the prudent may draw some advantage from them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Every brush stroke has a certain tension, a certain nervousness. Every brush stroke is, in a sense, some kind of an accident.
Raphael Soyer