Quotes and Sayings about Accidents



"Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Car, Life, People, Accidents, Day, Hurt, Will)

"The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Accidents, Circumstances, Dignity, Grace, Man)

"Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials."
- Avicenna
(Related: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)

"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
(Related: Accidents, American, Disasters)

"Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Accidents, Gravity)

"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
(Related: Men, Death, Accidents, Crisis)

"The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Accidents, Americans, states, Statistics, United)

"Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Religion, Accidents, Intolerance)

"The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you."
- Alan Coren
(Related: God, Accidents, Act)

"I don't think there's any accidents in my life."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: Life, Accidents)

"We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Accidents, Children, Country)

"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
(Related: Men, Life, Money, Accidents, Value, Worth)

"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
(Related: Accidents, Complexity, Principles, Results, Understanding)

"Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Accidents)

"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
(Related: Movies, Action, Hope, Accidents, Actor, Cartoons, May, Nothing, Play, Trying, Want)

"Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you."
- Augustine of Hippo
(Related: Time, Accidents, Attention, Circumstances, Connection)

"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
(Related: Nature, Accidents, Humility, Moods, Study, Will, Wonder)

"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Life, Accidents)

"Hopefully, nations will refuse to accept a situation in which nuclear accidents actually do occur, and, if at all possible, they will do something to correct a system which makes them likely."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Accidents, Nations, Will)

"I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance. But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Accidents, Intemperance)

"Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Accidents, Criticism)

"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
(Related: Accidents)

"The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across."
- Mike Leigh
(Related: Poetry, Accidents, Film, Relationships, Spirit)

"The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Change, Accidents, Cause, Emotions, Events, Reason)

"We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Encouraging, Accidents, Responsibility, Result, Safety, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Life, Quality, Accidents, Safety)

"I want to be remembered for the work that I've done, rather than the car accidents that I've gotten into, the men that I've not dated - or the man that I have."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Car, Men, Work, Accidents, Man, Want)

"Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse."
- James Longstreet
(Related: War, Mistake, Accidents, Battle, Being, Troops, Wilderness)

"Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity and there are many accidents. It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Accidents, Racing, Ski)

"Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Accidents, Fathers)

"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
(Related: Travel, Accidents, Habits, Memory, Name, Spirit)

"Accidents will happen in the best regulated families."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Accidents, Will)

"Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Accidents, Chance, Favors, Mind)

"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: History, Accidents)

"Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways."
- Plato
(Related: Accidents, Man)

"Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Change, Accidents, Man)

"No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Accidents, Space)

"Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Life, Accidents, Folly, Help)

"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
(Related: History, Accidents, Being, News, Politicians)

"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
(Related: Accidents, Economy, Play)

"In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you'll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Life, People, Accidents, Day, Will)

"There are no small accidents on this circuit."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Accidents)

"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
(Related: Accidents, Risk, Saying)

"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
(Related: Time, Friendship, Accidents, Foreigners, World)

"A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Time, Accidents, Environment, Limits, Sense)

"I have deposited some of my journals here for fear of accidents."
- William John Wills
(Related: Fear, Accidents)

"The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Accidents, Causes, Man)