Quotes and Sayings about Chance



"Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Battle, Chance, Law, State)

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Chance, Diligence, Learning)

"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

"It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Idea, Chance, Tyranny, Vote)

"That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Dream, Chance, Pleasure)

"They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant. They gave us a chance to participate in this country's life and I took it."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Life, Chance, Country)

"Combine that with the fact that we only had one week to get everything taken care of and to get to know one another, whereas most shows get two weeks. It looked like we would never have a chance."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Care, Chance, Fact)

"But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Being, Chance, Focus, Irony)

"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Night)

"I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Respect)

"Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people."
- Robert Altman
(Related: Humor, People, Values, Chance, Emotions)

"Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes."
- Robert Altman
(Related: Chance)

"If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Time, Act, Chance, Disaster, Discovery, Fulfillment, May)

"Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Chance, Now, Project, Variety)

"I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Chance)

"We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time."
- John Anderson
(Related: Time, Trust, Chance, Confidence, Right)

"It is one of the issues that will have to be worked through however let me make the point and I think anyone would accept that if you set it up properly, not only will you get better environmental outcomes, you have a chance to create more wealth with the available resource."
- John Anderson
(Related: Environmental, Wealth, Chance, Will)

"They almost ran me off the road several times. There are so many chances that they take to get the right photo."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Right, Road)

"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: First, Risk)

"Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: First, Practice, Skill, Writing, Years)

"I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Work, Chance, Lovers, May, Today)

"The Masters is a very important tournament. You don't want to jeopardize your chances. The sponsors understand that."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Want)

"I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who'd had no upbringing, no chance in life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Men, People, Chance, Evil, First)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

"I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Chance, Horror, Isolation)

"All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Environment, Play, Writers)

"It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Life, Actor)

"In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Time, Blame, Chance, First, Woman)

"The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Time, Women, Blame, Chance, First)

"If you hear something you like, and you're halfway like the public, chances are they'll like it too."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Public)

"If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Management, Chance, Disaster)

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Chance)

"Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Change, Mother, Winning, Chance, First)

"To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

"I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Chance, Conservation, Country, President)

"This isn't just about today, this about generations to come. And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he's done it."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Chance, Conservation, Generations, President, Today)

"Anyone who thus looks up has some chance of becoming worthy to be looked up to in turn."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Chance)

"The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Successful, Chance, Man)

"All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Life, Chance, Children, Potential)

"The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Goal, Chance, Children, Nation)

"I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Chance, Golf, Play)

"But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Chance, Needs, Now, Trying)

"More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation... and we can't waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren't up for an awesome responsibility."
- Leonard Bailey
(Related: Time, People, Chance, Responsibility, Waste)

"First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Life, God, Chance, First, Giving)

"We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

"I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just got offered the part of R2 by chance."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Chance, Holiday)

"I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York, which helped my interest."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: American, Chance, Interest)

"Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Chance)

"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Happiness)

"Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Careers, Name, Now, Today, Will)

"When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do."
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Related: Life, Hope, Chance, Film, Fun, Living, Smile)

"Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Movies, Quality, Bible, Chance)

"What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Time, Performance, Chance, Nothing, Play)

"I never do anything by chance."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Chance)

"Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Trust, Chance, Democracy, First, Now, Violence, Will)

"Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Decision, Chance, Country, Television, Will)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place."
- John Barrow
(Related: Chance, Play, Promotion)

"One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance."
- John Barrow
(Related: Talent, Chance, Fortune, Judgment, Luck)

"Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Chance, Fact, Reading)

"Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot."
- Bernard Barton
(Related: Thoughts, Chance, Earth, Fancy, Feeling)

"I assure you I will not miss the chance to show you that you were right when you voted for me."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Chance, Right, Will)

"I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life... nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Life, Attitude, Possibility, Anxiety, Bombs, Chance, Inequality)

"Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances."
- Orlando A. Battista
(Related: Temptations, Will)

"I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Defeat, Right, Senate)

"No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don't believe anything could change in our relations."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Change, Germany, Will, World)

"I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Work, People, Chance, Theater, World)

"Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Achievement, Control, Chance)

"It was a good chance for us to play for people who would never have heard us otherwise."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: People, Chance, Play)

"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Heart, Chance, Rest, Will, Worth)

"In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Change, Chance, Fulfillment, Will, World)

"Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Chance, Conviction, Man)

"I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Chance, Fighting, Language)

"The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London."
- James W. Black
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, College, Independence, London, Research)

"It would make me feel that creative art has a chance in this crazy world that we all live in."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Art, Chance, World)

"Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)

"I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie that's made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination - that's when I watch my movies."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Movies, Time, Chance)

"A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

"I love the walk although my security team weren't too sure to begin with but I was anxious to be able to lead a near normal life. Whilst walking I do get the chance to meet people and keep in touch."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Love, Life, People, Chance, Security, Walking)

"The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home, a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there. It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Home, Building, Chance)

"The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things."
- John Boehner
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Being, Chance, Feeling, Question, Theory)

"Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can't assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution."
- Marc Bolan
(Related: Time, Chance, Will)

"It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Time, Control, Care, Chance, Economy, Jobs, Needs)

"As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both."
- Bono
(Related: Change, Chance, Fun, Want, World)

"I'll have the chance to do a production number on A Capitol Fourth."
- Barry Bostwick
(Related: Chance, Production)

"I haven't really had that many opportunities to play "lead" so I guess I jumped at the chance. I have also never done any "sci-fi" projects and thought it might be fun."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Thought, Chance, Fun, Play, Projects)

"It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Faith, War, Patience)

"We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Work, Chance, Democracy, Future, Want)

"If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance."
- Anne Bradstreet
(Related: Chance)

"With two small children, I haven't had a wash since 2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list. It is something I do intend to get."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Chance, Children)

"If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors."
- George Brett
(Related: Chance, Errors)

"My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Dad, Winning, Writer)

"A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Work, Chance, Day)

"Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance. We've already played them twice."
- Trevor Brooking
(Related: Chance)

"Just keep taking chances and having fun."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Fun)

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: People, Chance, Comedy, Rhetoric)

"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Death, Chance)

"The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Chance)

"All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: People, Chance, Man)

"There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: Chance, Mistakes, Order, Play)

"It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Funny, Goals, Chance, Protest)

"Now, I had been drawing all this time - especially in France of course - so, when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do a cover for one of the books he published."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Time, Father, Books, Chance, France, Now)

"The Jews deserved to die. I have no regrets. If I had the chance I would do it again."
- Alois Brunner
(Related: Chance)

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved."
- William Jennings Bryant
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live her own life is essentially the same. The realization of the equality of all races, the equality of all beings is essential."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Equality, Life, Work, Chance, Woman)

"I've always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Body, Chance, Dancing, Facts, Myths)

"It's nice because working in England I'm know for working in television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people know who you are."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: People, Chance, EnglFun, Television, Theater)

"Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Chance)

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Imagination, People, Chance, Fact, Freedom, Lies, Mystery, Trying)

"America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Life, America, Chance, Land, Open, Prison)

"I knew I'd just done one of the most amazing things that I will ever get a chance to do. Just to be part of a musical that's not your background and to pull it off and to think that we've done something that's really special."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Chance, Will)

"The chance to be both artistically appreciated and commercially appreciated... That's what you hope for."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Hope, Chance)

"When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'"
- Vince Cable
(Related: Chance, Company, Future, Job, Lying, Oil, Right)

"To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government, Chance, Exercise, Influence, Pride)

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Chance, Freedom, Nothing)

"This is my chance to get out there and appease the fans of my music as well as show people that I do do standup comedy because a lot of people don't know that's where I started."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Music, People, Chance, Comedy, Fans)

"We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Chance, Now, State)

"National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month is celebrated each May, and becomes a chance for our Nation to become more familiar with the effects of this disease, and about the preventable steps that we can take to deal with it."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Awareness, Chance, Disease, May, Nation, Prevention)

"So, whenever Scooter was the Pilot, he never had a chance to fly the orbiter. So, the joke is: I'm going to have a chance to fly it first and hand it over to him."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Chance, First)

"Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Life, Chance, Man)

"The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Emotions, Journey, Joy, Now, Play, Road)

"There's a pretty good chance that you're going to go down when you're on a motorcycle or if you're sky diving or whatever, but that happened before I even got this job, and I haven't sky dived since."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Chance, Job, Pretty, Sky)

"When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically. It's because I'm curious about where they're going to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out. It's not about where I find them on the radio dial, or how many records they're selling."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Selling, Artists, Chance)

"I think that every new record is a chance to... I think what it is for me is my heart and soul at that moment in time... I've always felt that just being able to make a record is a privilege."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Soul, Heart, Being, Chance, Privilege)

"I went to college and I never allowed myself to think for an instant that I would have this chance to do this."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Chance, College)

"What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part. It appeals to the part of me that likes playing character parts and getting the chance to get away from my own physicality."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Chance)

"Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Death, Lie, Doubt)

"I could not agree more. The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance, their hand up, their hope. And they gave their all."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Hope, Chance, School, State, Students)

"I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families' lives."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Chance, Forget, School, Students)

"Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.'"
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Cancer, Chance, Famous)

"If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Children, Parents, Will)

"Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Work, Favors, Mind, Writing)

"And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Men, Women, People, Dream, American, Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Now)

"Action based only on principles isn't always good even if it feels good."
- John Chancellor
(Related: Action, Principles)

"All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Idea, Chance, Gentleman, Giving, Trouble)

"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Giving, Parents, Play, Soccer, Years)

"From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Graduation, Being, Chance, Key, Public, Schools, Succeed, World)

"If I had had a chance to tour with Van Halen before the record, I think it would have been a different record."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Chance)

"I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Chance, Confidence, Film)

"Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Europe)

"Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help - because they grew as they served."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Men, Women, Gratitude, Chance, Help)

"I had never done any serious acting before, but I decided that it was a chance that I should take."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Acting, Chance)

"The decision to use only the name Christo was made deliberately when we were young because it is difficult for one artist to get established and we wanted to put all the chances on our side."
- Christo
(Related: Decision, Artist, Name)

"The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship."
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Related: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, Lie, Chance, World)

"Ain't no chance if you don't take it."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Chance)

"The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Courage)

"Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?"
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: Men, Chance, Houses, Possessions, Principles, Property)

"But, in the name of the experimental method and out of our poor knowledge, are we really entitled to claim that everything happens by chance, to the exclusion of all other possibilities?"
- Albert Claude
(Related: Knowledge, Chance, Name, Poor, Possibilities)

"With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down. I read them picture books until they were reading on their own."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Books, Chance, Reading, Twins)

"My main concern is when it's 2-0, I've got to keep it at 2-0. It gives us a little more of a chance. To give up four more runs, that isn't going to get it done. I don't care who you're facing or who you're playing, it's not going to get it done."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Care, Chance, Concern)

"Luck relies on chance, labor on character."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Character, Chance, Labor, Luck)

"Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Education, American, Future, Jobs, Language, Research, Students)

"You know you have more to offer, and it gets frustrating when you aren't given the chance."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Chance)

"So that's my philosophy: If you believe in yourself, the chances and the opportunities will come around."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Will)

"Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Chance, Talk)

"The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?"
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Time, Audiences, Chance, Court, Schools)

"The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Sun)

"I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: People, Being, Chance, Fun)

"Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Success, Belief)

"Usually when I'm out doing stuff, I'm just out in the wild, doing the wild thing. I don't really get a chance to just chill out until I come here, in my creative space."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Chance, Space)

"I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!"
- Judy Collins
(Related: Love, Music, People, Audiences, Chance, Giving, Want)

"I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Chance, Giving, Religious)

"What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Character, Chance)

"I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations - that's why we got married really quickly."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Wife, Chance, English, Golf)

"I have no shortage of material or offers, it's just a case of what you select to do. But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Now)

"I don't like work... but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - which no other man can ever know."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Work, Chance, Man, Reality)

"Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Trust, Chance, Results)

"But when I really look back on my life, being really honest about it and now that I've got the chance to travel the world, seeing how a lot of little kids grow up - my life wasn't so bad."
- Coolio
(Related: Life, Travel, Being, Chance, Kids, Now, World)

"Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Winning)

"It's fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Chance, Day, Folk, Fun)

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, American, Being, Chance, Comfort, Fact, Right)

"We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Chance, Children, Style, Want)

"Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will."
- Henry Cotton
(Related: Chance, Confidence, Golf, Will)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"A fool must now and then be right, by chance."
- William Cowper
(Related: Chance, Fool, Now, Right)

"I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Love, Inspiration, Chance, Fans)

"I think either Robert Blake wither pulled the trigger or hired someone to do it, but it will be a tough case to prove. I think there's a very good chance he may take the stand, and that's what I'm waiting for."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Chance, May, Waiting, Will)

"The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Earth, Pleasure)

"I finally got a chance to talk to my daughter from my previous marriage. I just got married May 3 to my beautiful wife, but we don't see each other much."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Daughter, Chance, May, Talk)

"Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!"
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Chance, Fame)

"Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Americans, Chance, Future, Majority, Will)

"We'd dub the one that came off best into the final transcription. It gave us a chance to ad lib as much as we wanted, knowing that excess ad libbing could be sliced from the final product."
- Bing Crosby
(Related: Chance, Excess)

"The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Purpose, Chance)

"We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: HusbSon, Daughter, People, Chance, Losing, Vice)

"Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Career, Chance, Fans, Trials)

"I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Work, Dream, Decision, Chance)

"Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy. But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves."
- Robert A. Dahl
(Related: Democracy)

"In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed."
- Serge Daney
(Related: Age, Emotions, Reality)

"We didn't have a garage to rehearse in. We had to aggravate the folks in the house. But I got a chance to play in a beer joint, and that's how it started."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Beer, Chance, Play)

"Our main task is not to see that people of great wealth add to it, but that those without much money have a greater chance to earn some."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Money, People, Wealth, Chance)

"I grew up not far from where Motown was founded, maybe 300 miles from Detroit and I've always liked - I used to like the way they made records. I still do, I just haven't had a chance to hear as much. They used to entertain me."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Chance)

"To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Money, Life, Dream, Chance, Labor, Lonely)

"There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Chance, Memories, Old, Song)

"TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Life, Chance, Credit, World)

"'Early stages' is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate. If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland, the chance for full recovery is at its highest."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Cancer, Chance)

"If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Chance, Children, Parents)

"I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. In other words, I lead with my heart and not my head. That's the only chance we have against George Bush."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Heart, Chance, Trouble, Words)

"I took a lot of time to open myself up to taking chances musically."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Time, Open)

"This is a chance for me to listen and learn. There's no more important and rewarding part of my job."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Chance, Job)

"Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends."
- Jacques Delille
(Related: Chance, Choice, Friends, Parents)

"All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Work, Chance, Pride)

"I had very strong feelings, so the chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high. It's a really amazing thing to be able to do."
- Jonathan Demme
(Related: Feelings, Care, Chance, Deals, Film)

"Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity."
- Democritus
(Related: Chance, Necessity, Universe)

"Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance."
- Jack Dempsey
(Related: Chance, Living)

"For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall - but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Thought, Kids, May)

"How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in."
- Johnny Depp
"Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've never felt comfortable with, or never knew about."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Character, Chance, Play)

"The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance, a sign of life, and a wound."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Life, Chance, Open)

"So, you pick this stuff here and this stuff there and then you see things in certain ways and you start visualizing and thank God I get the chance to do this. It's really the greatest thing in the whole wide world."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: God, Chance, World)

"It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Work, Fun, Road)

"If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: Dream, Chance)

"I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: People, Chance, Years)

"Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Act, Chance)

"I don't give players a chance to hit me."
- Eric Dickerson
(Related: Chance)

"Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Chance, Fortune, Luck, Smile)

"Particularly at around the age of 70 you reach a stage where you have to be very careful. If, at that point, you abandon the work you have been doing, there is a good chance that you will just collapse and drift."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Age, Work, Chance, Will)

"I jump at any chance to go back into theater."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Chance, Theater)

"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Chance, Housework)

"Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Habit, Americans, Improvement)

"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Public, Trying)

"It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Chance, Entertainment)

"A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Soul, Chance, Destiny)

"What you feel spiritually. I think a lot of that has to do with it. If you have no spiritual life, chances are everything is going to aggravate you, you're going to fly off the handle at everything and that's what I did in the past. I've kind of got that under control now."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Life, Control, Now, Past, Spiritual)

"Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Ability, American, Chance, Circumstances, Effort, Freedom, Gender, Privacy, Race, Will)

"Everybody deserves a second chance in this world. That's basically all I ask."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Chance, World)

"Chance is the one thing you can't buy. You have to pay for it and you have to pay for it with your life, spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time, not the wasting of time but the spending of time."
- Robert Doisneau
(Related: Time, Life, Chance)

"News conferences are the only chance the American public has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: American, Chance, Mind, News, Public)

"As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there."
- John Donne
(Related: Being, Parliament, Quiet, states)

"What is different is I am giving the kids a chance to train every day. Not only once a day, but sometimes when they do not have school, we will try to do something in the morning too."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Chance, Day, Giving, Kids, School, Will)

"Behind a leader there must be followers, but they should always be on the lookout for the main chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn't deliver."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Change, Leader, Chance, Followers)

"Still, we view that old material very much like we view the new material so if this gives us a chance to go out and promote it then, yes we will go out and do that."
- Geoff Downes
(Related: Chance, Old, Will)

"To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow."
- William Dunbar
(Related: God, Friend, Chance, Neighbors, Tomorrow)

"As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Chance)

"I don't think we've got much of a chance to tell you the truth. But our main problem is our audience skews a little older than most shows, and I don't think our people can stay up that late. I certainly can't."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Truth, People, Chance)

"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Life, Love, Work, Chance, Play, Stars)

"Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Art, Chance, Romantic)

"These syllables, about 2,300 in number, were mixed together and then drawn out by chance and used to construct series of different lengths, several of which each time formed the material for a test."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Time, Chance)

"I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that opportunity, I was blessed with the honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Chance, Fame, Honor)

"If I'm going to be out there, I want to be in the top 10 and really have a chance of winning a Grand Slam."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Winning, Chance, Want)

"As years go by, chances of winning here are getting slimmer. That's just a matter of fact. It does get tougher, but it's possible, there's a tiny little chance."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Winning, Chance, Fact, Years)

"Could we have prevented in 100% certainty? I don't think anything is that certain. However, we would have had a very, very good chance for preventing it."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Certainty, Chance)

"I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Chance)

"Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

"The more facts you tell, the more you sell. An advertisement's chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the advertisement increases."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Success, Chance, Facts)

"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Men, Chance, Choice)

"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Work, Politics, Battle, Chance)

"I think we still have a chance if we continue with our work, if Iraq provides full cooperation, we should still be able to avoid a war."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: War, Work, Chance, Cooperation, Iraq)

"Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice."
- David Elkind
(Related: Adolescence, Chance, Childhood, Choice)

"A problem is your chance to do your best."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Chance)

"A problem is a chance for you to do your best."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Chance)

"You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the tension that the movie is centered around which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: HusbSon, Being, Chance, Comedy, Jeopardy, Moments, Tension)

"They do think it is a big summer movie and that's why they want to give it a great chance, but they don't want to go up against Spider-Man 2 or some of the other big movies, the $100 million films that are coming up."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Movies, Chance, Summer, Want)

"Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Life, Education, Knowledge, Meeting, Skill)

"As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I've created about my work and refine it."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Work, Chance, Myth)

"There are a lot of people who might not get another chance to win a Super Bowl, not just me."
- John Elway
(Related: People, Chance)

"There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: God, Anarchy, Chance, Universe)

"You know, I think I did originally have some sort of idea of maybe a Where Eagles Dare kind of mission against impossible odds, but it really sort of died before I had a chance to really go anywhere with it, and then just doing the book was out of the question."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Idea, Chance, Eagles, Mission, Question)

"The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)

"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Work, Chance, Poor, Today, Worth)

"All good ideas arrive by chance."
- Max Ernst
(Related: Ideas, Chance)

"I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Career, Chance, Footsteps, Intention, Present)

"We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Thought, Choices, Fate)

"I don't really get a chance to watch much television. I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond."
- Will Estes
(Related: Chance, Television)

"I don't really get a chance to watch much television."
- Will Estes
(Related: Chance, Television)

"Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Life, Time, Chance, Talking, Writing)

"Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent."
- Euripides
(Related: Chance)

"Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides."
- Euripides
(Related: Chance)

"If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic."
- Richard Eyre
(Related: Chance, Fantasy, Reality)

"I was dying but suddenly had a second chance at living."
- Shelley Fabares
(Related: Chance, Dying, Living)

"Getting a chance to practice six months against my own teammates, who I consider the best soccer players in the world, there's no way I couldn't improve."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Chance, Months, Practice, Soccer, World)

"That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Dancing, Famous)

"Nine out of 10 times these guys will hit it-they'll be on something incredibly funny, but one out of 10, two out of 10, they'll fall flat on their faces. That's what makes them great actors: they take those chances, they don't play it safe."
- Peter Farrelly
(Related: Funny, Faces, Play, Will)

"With each game I play, each season I play, everyone would agree with me, I'm running out of chances."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Play, Running)

"But so far I have the feeling that the chances are there to repeat last year's season."
- Roger Federer
(Related: Feeling)

"The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Courage, Americans, Chance, Citizenship, Competence, Country, Rights, Service)

"We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Achievement, Chance, End, Russia, states, United, Weapons, Wind, World)

"The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Chance, Now, Suicide)

"It is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women will suddenly do as they have been done by."
- Eva Figes
(Related: Women, Fear, Chance, Will)

"But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Poetry, Idea, Beginning, Chance, Public)

"I started out typing and filing and answering the phones for a little nine-person firm. And that nine-person firm gave me my chance to find my own way."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Chance)

"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."
- John Fischer
(Related: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)

"To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it!"
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: God, Chance, Formula, Race, Risk)

"The process and the great smells it produces make everyone hungry and get everyone's mouth watering. And it gives men a chance to cook."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Men, Chance)

"It is very important that when you put something on the grill, you leave it in place to cook. If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick."
- Bobby Flay
"I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening."
- Alexander Fleming
(Related: Advice, Appearance, Chance, Influence, May, Neglect, Trying)

"I never thought I'd get a chance to sing with Wilson Pickett but we did."
- Eddie Floyd
(Related: Thought, Chance)

"With hindsight, we see that the Soviet Union never had a chance of world domination, but we didn't know that then."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Chance, Hindsight, World)

"Republicans believe largely in the market working, Democrats believe stereotypically that you've got to give people something. So why not give people a chance to let the market work for them."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Work, People, Chance, Democrats, Republicans)

"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Chance)

"They managed to find time... to tell me that there was no chance of my being accepted for service and that really I should be surprised to still be alive."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Service)

"If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it."
- James Forrestal
(Related: War, Chance, Circumstances, Europe, Lies, Losing, Mob, Will)

"I am really looking for a chance to direct. I feel like that's kind of the next frontier for me. I know that it's really hard to do, but I feel like I want to have a chance to try and translate something I've written and try and get a tone across."
- Dana Fox
(Related: Chance, Want)

"You know what I want? The answer is, I truly don't know what I want. I don't want to do a television series. I want to do dramas as well as comedies, but I have no idea what kind or in what order. Just give me the chance at them."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Idea, Chance, Order, Television, Want)

"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"
- Anatole France
(Related: Art, Chance, Earth, Heaven, Skill)

"Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign."
- Anatole France
(Related: God, Chance, Want)

"No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign."
- Anatole France
(Related: Government, God, Chance, Press, Want, Will)

"Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved."
- Marie de France
(Related: Mourning, News)

"There wasn't much around. After the shows, we would go to an Italian restaurant that a friend of ours owned and so I didn't get a chance to see much. Actually, that holds true of most places I've been."
- Connie Francis
(Related: Friend, Chance)

"I have never, ever, had an acting partnership that was a safe, as full, and as exciting as the one I had with Tony. I didn't want to go through life without having a chance to taste it again."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Life, Acting, Chance, Partnership, Taste, Want)

"I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Travel, Work, Opportunity, Chance, Vietnam)

"Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Progress, Challenge, Chance, Day, Giving)

"This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Hope, Chance, Visit)

"If you get a chance to be in a film, that's great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album, Building the Perfect Beast."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Goals, Building, Chance, Film)

"I love sitting down and talking to people. CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked. They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Love, People, Chance, Mistakes, Talking)

"It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Men, Women, Chance, Liberty, Protest)

"A wise man turns chance into good fortune."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Chance, Fortune, Man)

"Detroit was kind of a random thing where it was like a chance to be in a rock 'n' roll movie."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Chance)

"I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity."
- George Gallup
(Related: God, Body)

"I feel very strongly when there's no chance for me to find a key to a piece."
- Jan Garbarek
(Related: Chance, Key)

"When we are on tour we also take chances."
- Jan Garbarek
"Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: People, Hope, Chance, Suffering)

"I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Dreams, Chance, Fact)

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."
- Bill Gates
(Related: End)

"Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: God, Chance, Want)

"Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Business, Actor, Being, Chance, Play, Project, Reinventing, Silly)

"I also want the chance to work with some of the best actors in the business, because that's where you can learn so much by just being on a set and getting a feel for how they approach their role and how they work with you."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Work, Business, Actors, Being, Chance, Want)

"Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it."
- George III
(Related: Nothing, Speech)

"Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance."
- King George V
(Related: Chance)

"I cry every chance I get."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Chance)

"This club is all about winning trophies and we've got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Winning, Chance)

"I just have to take my chances like any other composer."
- Gordon Getty
"In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!"
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Chance, Deep, Machine)

"Above all, film is a business... Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold, and take a few more chances with what you do."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Business, Film, Independence)

"Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Chance, First, Football, Night, Now, Years)

"Perchance the chemist is already damned and the guardian the blackest."
- Lewis Gilbert
"If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Trust, Chance, World)

"I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society."
- Virginia Gildersleeve
(Related: Life, Society, Truth, Chance, College, Mind)

"A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United."
- David Gill
(Related: History, Chance, Giving, Play, United, Want, Youth)

"It is not like I have gone crazy, I just don't want to take any chances. You never know what could happen."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Want)

"I don't think we can go back to the old days. But I think that what the government needs to do is it needs to make sure that the pricing is fair, that you don't have monopolies out there, so that people don't have a chance to compete fairly."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Government, People, Chance, Needs, Old)

"You don't have the judgment after you've had the drink. If something truly catastrophic had happened that evening, I don't know how I could have lived with myself. I feel like I've gotten a second chance."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Chance, Evening, Judgment)

"I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she's going to end up looking like me."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: End)

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Luck, Man, Sense, Smile)

"I figured that pitchers had a better chance of getting drafted than fielders, so I decided I should be a pitcher. But I never expected to be picked in the first round. I wasn't even sure I'd get picked at all."
- Dwight Gooden
(Related: Chance, First)

"Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Chance, Luck)

"I'm an actor and I've created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that's different, I embrace it because it's fun; also in this case, he's a memorable character."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: People, Character, Actor, Chance, Fun, Play)

"A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything."
- Lee Grant
(Related: Being, Chance, Name, Stars, Writer)

"When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom."
- John Gray
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Chance, Respect)

"Just to be around that, to feel a part of it and be able to integrate the experience while I was with the Messengers, of going and playing gigs with other drummers, gave me the chance to realize that it was not just me that was making it happen."
- Benny Green
(Related: Experience, Chance)

"If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Chance, Comfort, May, Promise)

"Children born today have a fifty-fifty chance of living to 100."
- William Greider
(Related: Chance, Children, Living, Today)

"The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away whatever obligation or interest we have as regards the neutrality of Belgium. We could not entertain that bargain either."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Bargain, Belgium, Effect, Interest, Neutrality, Obligation)

"All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished."
- George Grey
(Related: People, Wealth, Being, Chance, Trade, Years)

"Give us a chance to show you that those so-called protective laws to aid women - however well intentioned originally - have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family."
- Martha Griffiths
(Related: Family, Women, Wife, Chance, Fact, Laws)

"There's nothing as exciting as a comeback - seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Dreams, Chance, Nothing)

"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Chance, Friends, Nothing, Worth)

"And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we added the second flight of the tether satellite."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Chance)

"And, of course, millions of us cross the border to work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants, and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States, the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Work, Gardens, Pretty, Restaurants, Shops, states, United, Will)

"You never know who's going to become your friend. Friends are always chance meetings."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Friend, Chance, Friends, Meetings)

"Random chance plays a huge part in everybody's life."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Life, Chance)

"Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Trust, Now)

"If you enjoy math and you write novels, it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel. I leapt at the chance."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Chance)

"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Airplanes, Chance, Nothing)

"Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Birthday, Chance)

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre."
- Uta Hagen
(Related: Chance)

"He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Chance, Nothing, Will)

"God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: God, Justice)

"We wanted to offer something new to our audience. I hate it when bands stop taking chances."
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Hate)

"Working with Yahoo! allows us to give our fans a chance to listen to our songs, check out the video, purchase our new album, win tickets to our show, and chat with us all in one place."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Chance, Fans, Songs)

"Governments must give to all those who have hit life's hurdles the chance to rebuild and have a future."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Life, Chance, Future)

"I like this job - most days I have a chance to make breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story. It's almost like a normal life."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Life, Chance, Job, Kids, School)

"Halfway through the decade, we realized that we had a great team and that we could do great things, and that we could probably have something here that we believed we had a chance to reach greatness."
- Franco Harris
(Related: Greatness, Chance)

"Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Life, Love, Hope, Chance, Will)

"Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal, to become ourselves."
- Larry Harvey
(Related: Chance)

"If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Chance, Will, Wrong)

"If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Chance, Will, Wrong)

"Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Work, Chance, Succeed)

"Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots blocked. You've got to go in and take chances."
- John Havlicek
(Related: Years)

"It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Chance)

"Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women - that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Men, Women, Chance, Silly, Theory)

"We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Power, Time, Action, Chance, Extreme, Moderation, Old, Party, Questions, Ruin)

"If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Acting, Chance, Will)

"Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Men, Women, Religion, America, Chance, Religious, Respect, Will, Woman)

"We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Chance, Day, Party, Rest, Weekend, World)

"I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won't see anybody better."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Chance)

"The records fell easily at first. Dozens of seconds peeled away with every running of a course, and I could hardly wait for the next chance to improve."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Chance, First, Running)

"In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed."
- William Ernest Henley
(Related: Chance, Circumstance)

"But if we begin thinking about the world being over 100 million years old, then it's absolutely by chance that you and I are sitting here alive today, while all the others are dead or have never been born."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Being, Chance, Old, Thinking, Today, World, Years)

"I think the University of Texas has the chance to become the finest public university in the country."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Chance, Country, Public, University)

"I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Chance, Play, Rest, Theater, Want, Woman)

"But whether, for example, a coat can be exchanged for twenty yards of linen cloth or for forty yards is not a matter of chance, but depends upon objective conditions, upon the amount of socially necessary labor time contained in the coat and in the linen respectively."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Time, Chance, Example, Labor)

"All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive - it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don't take any chances. It just isn't worth it."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Clouds, Judgment, Worth)

"The first point is always to believe in it when you go on court and then you have the chances to win."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Court, First)

"I'm not saying I'm something special. I might play a little better tennis than other people, but it is because I was given the chance, and not many people are."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: People, Chance, Play, Saying, Tennis)

"When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?"
- Russell Hoban
(Related: Being, Chance, Man, Nerves)

"I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Chance, Kids, Old, Play, Years)

"I suppose that if I could have quit, I would have, because in those days I never wanted to be an actress, the acting was something to do while I waited for a chance to study writing and directing. But I guess I was just meant to be an actress. Because, here I am."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Acting, Chance, Study, Writing)

"I like when people take chances."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: People)

"I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Love, Chance, Magic)

"Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Attention, Chance, Desperation, Wrong)

"My best chance is that, in a happy moment, I hit upon St Francis as the subject for a series of plays. Others might have written them better: but, as I have written them, the advantage will probably remain mine."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Chance, Will)

"We all kind of grew up together with Art Blakey because we all were young and he gave us a chance to write. We had to write something that was good and to sit up with a great guy like Art Blakey and watch him."
- Freddie Hubbard
(Related: Art, Chance)

"Increasingly, staying in the middle class - let alone aspiring to become middle class - is becoming a game of chance."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Chance, Class, Middle class)

"We've had a chance to be seen by viewers who had never seen us before, and we've kept a lot of them."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Chance)

"I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Chance, July, October, Writers)

"If you're lucky, and not a lot of actors are these days, you get the chance to create a character."
- William Hurt
(Related: Character, Actors, Chance)

"A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Development, Habit, Chance, Man)

"But due to the present regulations the other drivers have better chances again. This brings back the tension."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Present, Tension)

"Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Success, Worth)

"We got a chance to go and play in some places that the usual European tour by an American band didn't go to."
- Jack Irons
(Related: American, Chance, Play)

"I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Chance)

"It's never been important to be a huge star or to have some breakout role. If you're the lead, you get a lot more screen time and you get a lot more chances to develop that character more thoroughly than you would if you do it in a little supporting part."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Time, Character)

"I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Chance, Will)

"Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute."
- Keith Jarrett
(Related: Chance, Musicians)

"One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Talent, Character, Chance, Coaches, Draft, Importance, Justice, Want)

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Health, Chance, Conscience, Freedom, Occupation, Result)

"I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis."
- Boris Johnson
(Related: Being, Chance)

"My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive."
- Boris Johnson
(Related: Being)

"Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?"
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: Chance, Want)

"Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Being, Chance)

"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Food, Being, Chance, Company, Man, Will)

"There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Chance, Children, Film, Pleasure)

"You weren't going to the theater to change the world, but you had a chance to affect the world, the thinking and the feelings of the world."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Change, Feelings, Chance, Theater, Thinking, World)

"Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, Chance, Law)

"Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Chance, Ending, Open, Want, Will)

"I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown. I thought my chances were fairly good, but I tried to stay low key about it, not too high and not too low. That was the way I played, too."
- Al Kaline
(Related: Thought, Key)

"We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him."
- Constantine Karamanlis
(Related: Chance, Personality, Will)

"What you hope for, like Unforgiven did a lot to give you a chance to do it again sometime."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Hope, Chance)

"I think our chances are not looking great today but the only way to fail for me is just not to try."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Today)

"I'll be honest with you: not a chance in this world. But you know, stranger things have happened."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Chance, World)

"We were given no chance against them, but we held our own and we will be trying to do the same this summer."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Chance, Summer, Trying, Will)

"He had a way with him. Before you had a chance to say no, he was there and done. That only happened to me once before, with a duke, who literally swept me off my feet, and before I knew what was happening, we'd done it. Another terrible mistake."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Mistake, Chance, Feet)

"I say if you're going to take a chance on something, you just go full balls to the wall."
- Toby Keith
(Related: Chance)

"In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady, or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Chance, Man, Order)

"I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything, but dying is really the only chance we'll get to rest."
- Florynce R. Kennedy
(Related: Death, Bed, Chance, Dying, Rest)

"Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize."
- Ramman Kenoun
(Related: Life, War, Chance)

"You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Chance, Will)

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Will)

"I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year. If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season, I think we have good chance to go all the way."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Chance)

"Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds."
- Jewel Kilcher
(Related: Love, Fun, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"We can all be proud of our men and women in the military who are following their orders, carrying out their missions and sacrificing so much to give the Iraqi people a chance for a more peaceful and prosperous future."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Men, Women, People, Chance, Future, Military)

"The downside of videos is that it will put my vision in front of other people, so they might not get the chance to create their own."
- Carole King
(Related: People, Vision, Chance, Will)

"We should recognize that on the day that we are born, our glass is half full. In America your chance to fill your glass the rest of the way up is greater than it is anyplace else on this planet."
- Steve King
(Related: America, Chance, Day, Rest)

"No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Success, Policy, Chance, Foreign policy)

"We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Chance, Friends, Future)

"When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Time, Chance, Open, Rain, Wind)

"Give luck a chance to happen."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Chance, Luck)

"I'm very surprised at that, yes, because there were many chances for it to be in Germany once the syndication market started and it continually just did not happen."
- Werner Klemperer
(Related: Germany)

"This party is full of stars. They will all have their chance to shine."
- Roger Knapman
(Related: Chance, Party, Stars, Will)

"Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?"
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Chance, Giving, Now, Talk)

"We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity."
- Gladys Knight
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Chance, Responsibility, Want, Will)

"In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you."
- Suge Knight
(Related: Chance, Prison)

"If you feel driven and compelled to make your work and to be fiercely original and have something unique to say, in a compelling way, then chances are the helpers will be there for you the doors will open some, the ice will crack."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Work, Open, Will)

"Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Desire, Fact, Hate, Job, Pleasure)

"So I picked a field where I had a little exposure. Where I thought I could have an enormous challenge, and have a chance to really do some good, to be a pioneer in an area, and not just be like everyone else."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Thought, Challenge, Chance)

"I've worked with many directors, good ones and bad ones. So if I have a chance to work the good ones, I better put myself in their hands, and trust them, because that's my big opportunity to be different, and to be better than usual."
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Trust, Work, Opportunity, Chance)

"Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It'just wonderful."
- Gene Krupa
(Related: Work, Chance, Pretty, Variety)

"Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Time, Chance, Job, Risk, Worth)

"There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: Age, Dreams, Chance, Children, Country, Nation, Old, Suffering)

"Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Father, Son, Chance, Footsteps)

"That's why I made a comeback in 1988. I knew there were chances of not making it, but I didn't want to end up at sixty years old and say I should have tried when I was thirty-eight."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: End, Old, Want, Years)

"If somebody has a chance to put my food in their mouth, that tells the story."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Chance)

"Theatre is more exciting in the sense that you can actually see the audience in the eye. You know there are no takes and retakes. You have one chance to do your job... and you better do it well!"
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Chance, Eye, Job, Sense, Theatre)

"I just got a call one day from Ringo asking me if I wanted to go out on the tour. It was as simple as that. He was putting together this band and he heard of me in the context of doing this and he gave me a call. I jumped at the chance."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Chance, Day)

"I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Men, Women, Care, Clothes)

"I fancy our chances at the European Championships."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Fancy)

"If I put the script down more than once, there's a good chance that I probably don't want to play the part."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Chance, Play, Want)

"Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Hope, Chance, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Iraq)

"All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Strength, Survival, Chance, Existence, Fact, Struggle)

"When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying. I wanted to win this one for Casey. After what I did in Brooklyn, he could have forgotten about me and who would blame him? But he gave me another chance and I'm grateful."
- Don Larsen
(Related: Blame, Chance)

"Charlton are a team who play well on the ball, but they found it hard to break us down, they didn't really have an out and out chance in front of our goal."
- Robert Laurent
(Related: Goal, Chance, Play)

"Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Work, Business, Actors, Chance)

"The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long, long time. I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing, which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Power, Time, Actor, Chance, Play, Writing)

"I've seen a lot of real out-of-line attitudes since I have been in the WWF and those people are still there or are getting a second or third chance or something like that."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: People, Chance)

"My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John Denver in the mouth while I has the chance."
- Denis Leary
(Related: Life, Chance, Regret)

"I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Winning, Play)

"I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Winning, Chance, Play)

"The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band, but now they are really another band, so it's all a bit weird."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Now, Thinking)

"I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Actions, Chance, Future, Today, Will, Wonders)

"A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance."
- Stanislaw Lem
(Related: Dream, Chance, Reality, Will)

"I'm only 35, and I felt that the time was right to try to come back and have a chance for him to see me play."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Time, Chance, Play, Right)

"All we are saying is give peace a chance."
- John Lennon
(Related: Peace, Chance, Saying)

"Some other people are very lucky and always get in to the very best teams at the very best times and therefore go out and score lots of championship points and be in with a chance of the championship."
- David Leslie
(Related: People, Chance)

"Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!"
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Work, Man)

"If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Learning, Mistakes, Stability, Will)

"John was great to work with, and a lot of fun. I wish I'd had the chance to make more music with him, of course, and to get to know him better."
- Tony Levin
(Related: Music, Work, Chance, Fun)

"First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Achievement, Chance, First)

"I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things - worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Chance, Television)

"I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Work, Anxiety, Brooks, Chance)

"I think that the failures of Enron and WorldCom and other companies are partially failures of investors to recognize companies that are selling for a thousand times nothing, but chances are they may be worth only that."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Selling, Enron, May, Nothing, Worth)

"If people take an interest in you and they think there's half a chance, they might hang on. It's dreadful."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: People, Chance, Interest)

"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Chance, Man)

"I will prepare and some day my chance will come."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Chance, Day, Will)

"Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over."
- Tara Lipinski
(Related: Acting, Chance)

"And I thought, my God, there's an off chance that they will say something that's really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television."
- James Lipton
(Related: God, Thought, Chance, Television, Will, Worth)

"Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Day, May)

"They did offer me a chance of being a V in the crowd, but it's not my scene. I think they just thought it would be fun for me to do that, but I don't know. I heard that Stan Lee appears in every movie of his."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Thought, Being, Chance, Fun)

"People want to get to know you. I don't think America got a chance to know me in that short time."
- LaToya London
(Related: Time, People, America, Chance, Want)

"There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Heart, Chance, Emotion, Moments, Water, Word)

"No press conference announcing a last film. I'd just steal away. Best way because, if by chance after two or three years something interesting comes up, I would not - like Sinatra - have to say: "Well, I've thought it over and decided to come back.""
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Thought, Chance, Film, Press, Years)

"We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Chance, Earth, Exploration, Space)

"When your parent is a public idol, you never really have a chance to lay that parent to rest."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Chance, Public, Rest)

"I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Truth, People, Chance, Deep, Pretty)

"In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world is really like."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Birds, Chance, Trees, World)

"I think my speeches are hilarious. I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying people the chance to laugh. I want to deny you the relief of the punchline."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: People, Chance, Want)

"I can't wait til I get the chance to be a character and how my face looks isn't the first consideration."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Character, Chance, Consideration, First)

"When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth."
- Bernie Mac
(Related: People, Beer, Chance, Earth, Golf, Heaven, Play)

"Perhaps it's the people whose lives have taken sudden new twists - people who have learned to embrace the creative possibilities of change - who stand the best chance of penetrating life's mysteries."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Change, People, Life, Chance, Possibilities)

"We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when we went to these other countries. And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids. It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Wife, Chance, Countries, Kids, Living, Support)

"I don't care if we're out of it or not, if I've got a chance to pitch, I want to."
- Greg Maddux
(Related: Care, Chance, Want)

"Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Life, Chance, Disaster)

"We're not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said... there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he's right."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Life, Time, Father, People, Church, Children, Religious, Right)

"Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Chance, Fight, Opinions)

"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Americans, Chance, May)

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Environment, Help, Luck)

"Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Profit, Will)

"I just basically took a chance because it looked like fun and I wanted the ."
- Rob Mariano
(Related: Chance, Fun)

"You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation."
- Roger Maris
(Related: Home, Chance, Preparation)

"The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel."
- Ed Markey
(Related: American, Chance)

"Working on my own gave me a chance to take my time and experiment a lot."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Time, Chance)

"We felt like when we went into last year we had a pretty good chance to win the championship from the previous year with the fall we put together. We've got the same everything now, so I think we can come back and be as strong this year."
- Sterling Marlin
(Related: Chance, Now, Pretty)

"You look at 2001, we were third in points and no one gave us much of a chance when the season started. We came back last year and had the same team, the same everybody and led points."
- Sterling Marlin
(Related: Chance)

"You never know how things are going to go. I think you hope that people are going to dig what you do and that you're going to get the chance to do it on a really comfortable level."
- Amanda Marshall
(Related: People, Hope, Chance)

"Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Work, Chance, Now)

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Love, Chance)

"I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid."
- Brian May
(Related: Chance)

"I also really liked playing Mr. Tumnus in 'Narnia'. I got to play my favorite character in children's literature, which I loved. You don't get the chance to do that in other jobs."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Character, Chance, Children, Favorite, Jobs, Literature, Play)

"I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Chance, School)

"I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent when people prate to me about the glory of being given another chance to live happily ever after!"
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: People, Being, Chance, Glory)

"Maybe if you and ten of your friends could pool your savings and borrow some money and actually buy some obscure station in Sonoma, and then take some chances and have some fun."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Money, Friends, Fun)

"Today, comics is one of the very few forms of mass communication in which individual voices still have a chance to be heard."
- Scott McCloud
(Related: Chance, Communication, Today)

"I worry about kids and all they are exposed to. Kids get so bombarded with hard, commercial sounds. They don't even have a chance to develop the softer part of themselves without fear of being ridiculed."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Fear, Being, Chance, Kids, Worry)

"For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Character, Chance, Extreme, Shadow)

"I do a lot of performing, but don't get a chance to go to the studio and write good music."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Music, Chance)

"I've been around the music business for a long time now, and I've had a lot of chances to do movies. But I didn't really want to do any until I found stuff that started to hit me in the right place."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Business, Music, Time, Movies, Now, Right, Want)

"I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn't mean I'm going to get a hit every game, but that's one of the reasons I've come a long way as a hitter."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: Time, Chance, Study)

"I got into the race and people literally laughed. They thought I had no chance of winning."
- Patrick McHenry
(Related: Thought, People, Winning, Chance, Race)

"If you're a kid who's not necessarily attractive, and you don't have money, and you're not hip and cool, chances are you're not going to feel good about yourself and want to be an actor."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Money, Actor, Want)

"When you do a lot of acting your entire life, you see the entire set from one point of view. To have a chance to step back and pull it all together is really exciting. You want to do it all; you want to have a hand in everything."
- Danica McKellar
(Related: Life, Acting, Chance, Want)

"The guy comes up to the plate, there's always a chance where he can get a grand slam and everybody forgets about all the times he missed."
- Brian McKnight
(Related: Chance)

"When it's your chance to step up to the plate, just hit it out of the park, and everybody will forget about everything that came before."
- Brian McKnight
(Related: Chance, Forget, Will)

"I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy. I don't party like I used to."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Chance, Party)

"For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Life, Chance, Open)

"I would love to meet Kelly Clarkson and if I get the chance to I would tell her thank you so much for the inspiration."
- Thia Megia
(Related: Love, Inspiration, Chance)

"It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don't want to emulate that."
- George Michael
(Related: Success, Chance, Want)

"I'm not saying I didn't have ample time to recover, ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine. When I stepped on the field for the national team, I was ready and able to make an impact, to score goals, to create chances."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Time, Goals, Saying)

"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Men, Being, Chance, Fight, Man, Nothing, Safety)

"The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Men, Being, Chance, Fight, Nothing, Safety)

"By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight."
- Glenn Miller
(Related: Time, Successful, Being, Chance, Colors, Giving, Public, Want)

"I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen."
- Henry Miller
(Related: America, Chance, Old)

"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Chance)

"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Money, Chance)

"This business is always changing. If you're going to be a leader, you've got to take chances."
- Ronnie Milsap
(Related: Business, Leader)

"So I got a chance to meet a whole bunch of those old real, real rough but gentle men. They lived hard, but they lived good - in one sense, you know. But you had a lot of fun. Didn't make much money, but you had a lot of fun."
- Little Milton
(Related: Men, Money, Chance, Fun, Old, Sense)

"Practice every time you get a chance."
- Bill Monroe
(Related: Time, Chance, Practice)

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Courage, Being, Mistakes, Order, Pain, Practice)

"Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they're all great."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Art, Music, Chance, Energy, Jazz, Sound, Trying)

"Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Enthusiasm, Balance)

"A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Work, Truth, Appearance, Man)

"From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Life, Time, Chance, End, Eyes, Now, Will)

"All of us who are convinced that our military needs all the support the government and public will provide are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Government, Chance, Military, Needs, Public, Support, Will)

"So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue, and telling funny stories about how crap I am before people have a chance to notice it for themselves and think maybe I haven't realised."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: Funny, People, Virtue, Chance, Now)

"I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Chance, Court, First, Right)

"What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: People, Americans, Chance, Earth, First, Giving, Nation, Needs, Now, Want, World)

"The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Chance, Want, Will)

"I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Chance, Mourning, Reality, Talking, Worry)

"One must not make oneself cheap here - that is a cardinal point - or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Chance)

"From the age of four, I was a huge comic fan and still am. When Lost in Space came along it was like being in a huge comic so we jumped at the chance of being part of that project and it proved to be a good choice."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Age, Being, Chance, Choice, Project, Space)

"The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Mind)

"Events are not a matter of chance."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: Chance, Events)

"There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that."
- Dave Navarro
(Related: Experience, Funny, Thought, Chance, Direction, Future, Negativity, Tomorrow, Want)

"I have always found it difficult to wait for things - whether it was to see my father or sailor brother, Alan, again after their long sea trips, or the chance of a better job, or even new curtains."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Father, Brother, Chance, Job, Sea)

"To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again."
- Ricky Nelson
(Related: Chance, Friends, Memories, Old, Play, Songs)

"There are lots of things which I would love to tell him, but in some way, I also feel that I lost the person closest to me. And I got a second chance to live. So in a way I feel that I live for both of us... and I will do my best."
- Petra Nemcova
(Related: Love, Chance, Will)

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun."
- Kent Nerburn
(Related: Chance, Children, Sun, Will)

"Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound."
- Juice Newton
(Related: Chance, Example, Personality, Sense, Songs, Sound)

"I love taking chances."
- Wayne Newton
(Related: Love)

"I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance."
- Wayne Newton
(Related: Chance, Choices, Fate)

"The only safe thing is to take a chance."
- Mike Nichols
(Related: Chance)

"The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Winning, Chance, Play)

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."
- Jean Nidetch
(Related: Chance, Choice, Destiny)

"There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Life, Men, People, Christianity, Chance, Reason, Want)

"We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Government, Wealth, Chance, Gain, Sea)

"In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Elections, Name)

"Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Chance, Help)

"Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life."
- Sean O'Casey
(Related: Life, Men, Wealth, Law, Man, Poverty)

"That is the godawful thing about television today. Performers don't have any place to hit and miss. You're either in or you're out; you don't have a chance to become good at your craft. If you make three pictures in a row and they don't go over, you're out of the business."
- Donald O'Connor
(Related: Business, Chance, Television, Today)

"We need to go to the niceties of approaching the U. N. and let them have a chance to take it over, but we should set some sort of date and begin to move out and leave it to whoever takes over."
- William Odom
(Related: Chance)

"I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it's really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: People, Chance, Want, World)

"The people who run the game, they are the ones who want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow. It's not different, the only difference is that some ballplayers today have a chance for a four- or five-year contract and they can make big money."
- Tony Oliva
(Related: Change, Money, People, Chance, Difference, Today, Want)

"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Society, Travel, Chance, Pity)

"We all know that China is industrializing at a growth rate of 8 to 10 percent per year. China is on track to pass the U.S. as the largest economy in the world in 20 to 25 years, and China is determined to give its people a chance at this high standard of living that we enjoy."
- John Olver
(Related: People, Growth, Chance, Economy, Living, World, Years)

"That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: War, Chance, Fate, Rights, Human rights)

"But God, who is the beginning of all things, is not to be regarded as a composite being, lest perchance there should be found to exist elements prior to the beginning itself, out of which everything is composed, whatever that be which is called composite."
- Origen
(Related: God, Beginning, Being)

"We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Sports, Chance, Community, Fun, Kids, Recreation)

"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish."
- Ovid
(Related: Chance, Fish, Will)

"One chance is all you need."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Chance)

"I'm aware of the fact that a lot of talented people out there will never get this chance."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: People, Chance, Fact, Will)

"I'm very happy for the Contreras family. They're out. Now they've got a chance to experience life the way I did as a kid. You know, his kids are going to have a real chance in life now, and the same way that I had it."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Experience, Life, Family, Chance, Kids, Now)

"I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Chance, Trying)

"I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Chance, Effort, Trying)

"But I was very disappointed that I didn't get a chance to go overseas with that group, might not have gotten back but I wanted very much to go because there's not much of a record of the exploits of the first Negro fighter group."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Chance, First)

"Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Art, Thoughts, Chance)

"Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind, Observation)

"In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind, Observation)

"Chance favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind)

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

"Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won't deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Chance, Country, Recycling)

"But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn't have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn't a good idea after awhile."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: Time, Thought, Idea, Theatre)

"You never know what can happen. I feel like I have a pretty good chance, but you never know."
- Carly Patterson
(Related: Chance, Pretty)

"I want to do it for myself. It's my goal and dream. All I can ask for is to get the chance and go out there and do the best I can, be as ready as I can."
- Carly Patterson
(Related: Dream, Goal, Chance, Want)

"But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Education, Chance, Preparation)

"America will be far safer if we reduce the chances of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if we diminish the civil liberties of our own people."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: People, America, Cities, Civil liberties, Will)

"What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel. The White House gave my attorneys indications that there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted. I had to prepare myself for being released because there was no sign that my petition would be denied."
- Leonard Peltier
(Related: Being, Chance)

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Growth, Chance, Result)

"I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Men, Failure, Chance, Giving)

"We don't want a busybody government - a boss - that butts into our lives every chance it gets to tell us how to work, how to play, where to live and on and on."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Government, Work, Boss, Chance, Play, Want)

"There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Business, Music, Truth, Artists, Chance, Giving, Now, Opinions, Years)

"So, it takes a lot of chance and luck. I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where people with the same skills never made it to the program. So keep trying."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: People, Chance, Luck, Trying)

"It was a fun film. I had a great time doing it. I was looking for a role just like that for my first movie role. I didn't want to have a starring role, because I wanted a chance to learn. I didn't want the whole thing riding on me."
- Luke Perry
(Related: Time, Chance, Film, First, Fun, Want)

"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Chance, Will)

"I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Love, Chance)

"Wherefore the race being not to the swift, etc. but time and chance happening to all men, I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid, of whose correction I shall never be impatient."
- William Petty
(Related: Time, Men, Being, Chance, Correction, Race)

"Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Music, Jazz, Popular)

"You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance."
- Eden Phillpotts
(Related: Life, Chance, Fool)

"It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Chance, Children)

"A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets, certainly with one-day cricket."
- Andy Pick
(Related: Chance, Coach, Cricket, World)

"The public airwaves provide a chance to affirm we want to be a good, decent people; a good, decent nation."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: People, Chance, Nation, Public, Want)

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
- Mary Pickford
(Related: Chance, May, Mistakes)

"I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Chance, Energy, Marines, Prejudice, Pride, Summer)

"The censorship is such on television in the U.S. that films like mine don't stand a chance."
- John Pilger
(Related: Censorship, Chance, Television)

"I have quite a lot of fans in Holland because that is where my mother is from, in fact I have a fan club there, and the fans don't always get the chance to see us drive the cars because getting to races across Europe isn't always possible for them."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Mother, Chance, Europe, Fact, Fans)

"No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune."
- Plutarch
(Related: Chance, Fortune, Man)

"A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Cause, Chance, Effect)

"Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty, new things, come about."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Chance, Novelty)

"Newt correctly assumes that the American public is beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go. We have a chance to lead it there."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: American, Beginning, Chance, Public, Road)

"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Art, Dance, Chance, Writing)

"Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Being)

"The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: War, People, Chance, Right, Trouble)

"For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination."
- Hugo Pratt
(Related: Imagination, Chance)

"I'd love to be a saxophonist. I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music. I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly."
- Richard Price
(Related: Love, Music, Chance, Learning)

"Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Mistake, Chance, Results)

"We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Chance, Memory, Poison)

"It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Chance, Struggle)

"Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness."
- Martin Puryear
(Related: Work, Idea, Accident, Chance)

"There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance."
- Thomas Pynchon
(Related: God, Behavior, Chance, Difference)

"When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it."
- Glenn Quinn
(Related: Movies, Chance, First, Fun, Mythology, Pretty)

"Give peace a chance."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Chance)

"Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been."
- Arthur Ransome
(Related: Chance)

"I mean, the world has already done a big, big effort to forget debt to countries heavily indebted and with low income. And that has given good chances to countries to get out of poverty."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Countries, Debt, Effort, Forget, Income, Poverty, World)

"I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Music, Time, Chance)

"The only thing that I could get with chance, and I never was able to use it, was that I would end up with something quite geometric or the spirit that I was interested in, indulging in, was gone."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Chance, End, Spirit)

"My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Chance, Intention, Intuition, Perfection)

"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Work, Chance, Hard work)

"Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Chance, College, Football, Play, Years)

"It makes a difference what we choose to experience during sleep. Many of us think of sleep as a chance to get away from it all. But sleep is also a chance to return to the joys of our spiritual heritage - our universal awareness."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Experience, Awareness, Chance, Difference, Sleep, Spiritual)

"However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Technology, Enthusiasm, Chance, School)

"I was on the sideline with a knee injury and when I came back, I wanted to play at the best level I could. And that's the case for a lot of players, they want the chance to play against the best competition."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Chance, Competition, Injury, Play, Want)

"I had to wait a while to get the scans back but it shows nothing in terms of needing surgery which is good. I hurt my AC joint and I just need to strengthen it. There is an outside chance to start training by the end of this week and if not than the start of next week."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Chance, End, Hurt, Nothing, Training)

"First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Power, Success, Chance, First)

"Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Peace, Success, Acting, America, Chance, Help, Years)

"That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends."
- Adam Rich
(Related: People, Chance, Day, First, Friends, Play)

"If a man will make a purchase of a chance he must abide by the consequences."
- Richard Richards
(Related: Chance, Consequences, Man, Will)

"The vice president had a bargaining asset, however, that no ordinary person has: He was next in line to the presidency. I saw no chance that he would resign first, then take his chances on trial, conviction, and jail."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Chance, Conviction, First, Presidency, President, Vice)

"A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Chance, Will)

"I've never had a chance to sit down and enjoy what's happened - I've been too panicked about the next move. So I took some time out. I thought either I do this now or in 10 years' time I'll end up in the Priory."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Time, Thought, Chance, End, Now, Years)

"After that initial success, every chance we got we'd hire that remote recording truck and just record stuff at the Whisky because it was so inexpensive."
- Johnny Rivers
(Related: Success, Chance)

"Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Design, Men, Truth, Chance)

"He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Chance, Man, Reason, Taste)

"With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Love, Music, People, Opportunity, Career, Chance)

"Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance."
- Alex Rodriguez
(Related: Work, Success, Chance, Hard work)

"Some people are very lucky, and have the story in their heads. I've never storyboarded anything. I like the idea of chance. What makes God laugh is people who make plans."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: God, People, Idea, Chance)

"Alabama farmers want a chance to complete fairly in Japan, but they can't if the Japanese won't let us in."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Chance, Want)

"Those differences are what color the performance, but in the movies you don't get a chance to rehearse."
- Wayne Rogers
(Related: Movies, Performance, Chance)

"I don't think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me."
- Elisabeth Rohm
(Related: People, Appearance, Being, Chance, Girls, Giving)

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Design, Life)

"Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Success, Enemy, Fight, Troops, Weapons)

"The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Chance, Right, Wrong)

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Life, Work, Chance, Worth)

"These same people seem to forget that mother also took a lot of chances with the type of roles she played."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: Mother, People, Forget)

"Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people and it was more easy for me to find the first bike, so I have a good chance for sure."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: People, Chance, First, Racing)

"A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Work, Science, Body, Chance, Man)

"If you give me the chance, I'll destroy America for you."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: America, Chance)

"Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Love, Money, Chance, Divorce, Matrimony)

"Do theater. Because you'll develop a craft that you'll always have. It'll give you a chance to really learn how to act and you won't go into the world with a few measly tricks that will only carry you so far."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Act, Chance, Theater, Will, World)

"After the brain tumor happened, I realized I love acting, I've always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Love, Acting, Chance, May)

"That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too."
- Angela Ruggiero
(Related: Women, Basketball, Chance, Girls, Gold, Now, Soccer)

"Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other's work."
- Ann Rule
(Related: Work, People)

"I'm not seeking out genre films, but this just came my way, and Miramax was good enough to add a role for me because we wanted the chance to work together."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Work, Chance)

"My job is to give my team a chance to win."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Chance, Job)

"It perhaps has a chance, a commercial chance, this film. It's funny, it's charming, the idea is original, it's unusual and it makes fun of the movie industry in a way that it needs to be poked fun at."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Funny, Idea, Chance, Film, Needs)

"I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance, but you are seldom surprised by people in power - you've got to get awfully damn close to get anything new."
- Joe Sacco
(Related: Power, People, Chance, Will)

"Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: History, Life, Death, Chance, World)

"If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Goal, Want)

"Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Experience, Chance, Information, Nothing, Question)

"It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to a World Series for Cub fans."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Fans, Shame, World)

"I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: Chance, Enjoyment)

"We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: History, People, Chance, Office, President, states, United)

"If you go in and audition for roles rather than just be offered them, then you kind of get a chance to kind of discover that you can do something that you didn't think you could do."
- Peter Sarsgaard
(Related: Chance)

"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Chance, Reason, Weakness)

"If you want to treat China as an enemy, you have a much better chance of making them an enemy than if you treat them as a potential friend."
- Jim Sasser
(Related: Friend, Chance, Enemy, Potential, Want)

"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things."
- George Savile
(Related: Chance, Nothing, Will)

"Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Women, Chance, May)

"My job is to give everyone a chance to catch their breath and step back from all this and get back to work."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Work, Chance, Job)

"There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Accident, Chance, Destiny)

"Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Chance, Children)

"Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Nature, Chance, Suffering, Will)

"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Time, Chance, Lent, May, Possession)

"I am not the German Tony Blair. Nor am I the German Bill Clinton. I am Gerhard Schroeder, chancellor of Germany, responsible for Germany. I don't want to be a copy of anyone."
- Gerhard Schroeder
(Related: Germany, Want)

"Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Sales, Will)

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Army, Chance)

"I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'"
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Women, Thought, Cancer, Chance)

"I was heartbroken at the end of that, because I thought that was going to be it for me. Somehow I had worked my way into this movie and it had exposed me to people and I had a chance to be an actor, which I loved, but I didn't think it was ever going to happen again."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Thought, People, Actor, Chance, End)

"Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Chance, Crime, Fight, Giving, Will)

"I tend to do golf charity things because it's much safer and you don't get much chance of a broken arm or leg."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Chance, Charity, Golf)

"If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But didn't work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery."
- Tim Scott
(Related: Government, Work, Chance, Communism, Economy, Fact, Job, Jobs, Spirit)

"I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough chances."
- John Sculley
(Related: Mistakes)

"The moral backbone of literature is about that whole question of memory. To my mind it seems clear that those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives."
- W. G. Sebald
(Related: Chance, Literature, Memory, Mind, Question)

"No man was ever wise by chance."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Chance, Man)

"Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Men, Chance, Poverty)

"And certainly the history of public sculpture has been disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue and the only way it even has a chance to continue is if the work gets out into the public."
- Richard Serra
(Related: History, Work, Chance, Public, Sculpture)

"My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come."
- Ravi Shankar
(Related: Music, Ambition, Animation, Deep, Desire)

"On the other hand, if the free world is concerned with how a new Palestinian leader governs, then the peace process will have a real chance to succeed."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Leader, Chance, Succeed, Will, World)

"I saw clearly how those who saved the state so heroically and courageously in the War of Independence would be capable of bringing a catastrophe upon it if they are given the chance in normal times."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: War, Chance, Independence, State)

"Even of if a certain backlash is unavoidable, we must make the most of the momentous chance with which history has presented us so swiftly and so unexpectedly."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: History, Chance)

"We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because, in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: First, Leaders)

"You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Time, Wife, Chance, Fortune, Giving, Living, Style)

"When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place as intermission pianist and I'd play the show with Ella, so I would get a chance to play with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as well."
- George Shearing
(Related: Chance, Night, Play)

"I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Success, Survival, Chance, Mission, Statistics)

"So, I was just a young guy, maybe with an idea, and Cecil Taylor, himself a rebel, would take a chance on a guy like me. It turned out to be a very symbiotic partnership. I learned a lot from him."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Idea, Chance, Partnership)

"As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention, during Vietnam there was a chance to serve; there was a chance not to serve."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Chance, Vietnam)

"Revie said there was nothing between me and Ray yet he never gave me a chance to show what I could do."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Chance, Nothing)

"Trouble is part of your life - if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough."
- Dinah Shore
(Related: Life, Love, Chance, Trouble)

"We need to keep this Labour government, it has a good chance of another term."
- Clare Short
(Related: Government, Chance)

"The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Peace, Americans, Chance, First, World)

"Peyton Manning is doing things that I think no other quarterback in the history of the league has done at the line of scrimmage... I just think they are a team right now that's got a real chance to run the table."
- Don Shula
(Related: History, Chance, Now, Right)

"I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that."
- George P. Shultz
(Related: Business, Government, Worry)

"Improvisation is too good to leave to chance."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Chance)

"People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Talent, People, Chance, Luck, Pretty, Right)

"I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again. Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time, I didn't have a chance to be with him very often."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Dad, Family, Travel, Time, Babies, Chance)

"You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream."
- James Sinegal
(Related: People, Dream, American, Chance, Fighting)

"If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Being, Chance, Saying)

"If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Being, Chance, Saying)

"Today is you own. Tomorrow perchance may never come."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: May, Today, Tomorrow)

"If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Heart, Purpose, Chance, Day, Feeling, Silly, Smile)

"I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: People, Career, Chance, Help, Trying)

"There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Chance, First)

"Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Chance, Giving, Talk)

"Chances are the movements of the euro as against the dollar will be relatively moderate."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Will)

"I firmly believe lyrics have to breathe and give the audience's ear a chance to understand what's going on. Particularly in the theater, where you have costume, story, acting, orchestra."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Acting, Chance, Theater)

"War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always."
- Sophocles
(Related: War, Chance, Man)

"If the breaking news event has something to do with young people, specifically with MTV's audience, there was a higher chance that I would actually go cover it with a television camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: People, Chance, News, Television)

"The book grew out of the introduction I did for Brady's Gates of Janus. I knew that the writing in that introduction had a better than average chance of being read by people involved in Brady's life - parents of victims, police, Brady himself."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Life, People, Being, Chance, Parents, Police, Victims, Writing)

"A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?"
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: Thought, Chance, Patience)

"My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Chance, Civil rights, Gay, Lesbian)

"But at some point, we've got to have disciplined play and have got to coach better. I'm not putting it on the players. We've got to coach them to tackle and block better. It's as simple as that. If we can do those things, we'll have a chance."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Chance, Coach, Play)

"To be successful, one must take chances."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Successful)

"If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you."
- Bart Starr
(Related: Work, Talent)

"People take chances every now and then, and you don't want to disappoint them."
- Jason Statham
(Related: People, Now, Want)

"In racing, we have a better chance of it happening quicker because we have attracted good people to come to work for us. It's the beginning of a great adventure, and we're looking forward to it."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Work, People, Adventure, Beginning, Chance, Racing)

"Psycho 11 and III say, in effect, there's no way to survive with a psychological problem. If you've got it, the law can keep you locked up because there's no chance for cure."
- Joseph Stefano
(Related: Chance, Cure, Effect, Law)

"Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago."
- Lincoln Steffens
(Related: Chance, Chicago, Spirit, Will)

"I had read the novel and I had heard David Lean was going to direct it - and it came as a surprise to me because American actors, if given the chance, can do style as well as anybody and speak as well as anybody."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Actors, American, Chance, Style)

"Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting - or the authorities even prosecuting - a pro athlete were practically nil."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Years)

"Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: People, Aesthetics, American, Chance, Now, Right, Talk, Tradition)

"You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Midnight, Worth)

"Chance is a name for our ignorance."
- Leslie Stephen
(Related: Chance, Ignorance, Name)

"We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Equality, Idea, Chance, Pursuit, Schools)

"I do interviews because it's a chance to be myself. I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest. I don't have any great wisdom."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Wisdom, Chance, Interest, Wonder)

"There has been a huge advance in technology, which has improved the safety of the cars incredibly, but there are still some heavy crash impacts and in certain circumstances there is still the chance of fire today."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Technology, Chance, Circumstances, Fire, Safety, Today)

"More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Chance, Giving, State)

"We had some very distinguished fans: I know one chancellor of a major university who used to schedule his meetings around Star Trek. We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Meetings, University)

"We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Aristocracy, Chance)

"I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Love, Funny, People, Chance)

"Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn't come back and now he's winning."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Thought, People, Winning, Chance, Now, Play)

"The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure, especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone, it's just plain foolish not to take it."
- Mink Stole
(Related: Adventure, Chance, Hurt)

"To be happy, to make other people happy, to get into movie production more and probably to give some other people the chances that I had, to carry on enjoying being a mum and never to stop having flowers bought for me. I've still got a long way to go."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: People, Being, Flowers, Production)

"I want kids to have a chance to dream of becoming something like I did in my life, and when you're living in a home that's dysfunctional and unhealthy that way, you don't dream like that."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Home, Life, Dream, Chance, Kids, Living, Want)

"So far we have not convinced the Chinese authorities. My own brother was refused a visa on what was probably my last chance of seeing him when he was going around the world on a tour. Scott Nearing was similarly refused."
- Anna Louise Strong
(Related: Brother, Chance, World)

"It's great to have the chance to play a character before he goes to the dark side, or the yellow side if you will. Normally, you don't get that opportunity. The narrative of a movie usually demands that you are that guy from the start."
- Mark Strong
(Related: Opportunity, Character, Chance, Play, Will)

"We must, from here on in, all go down the same path... There may not be another chance."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Chance, May)

"Mitch and I have known each other for such a long time, and we're both so pleased to be given this opportunity at this point in our lives to play characters that we've never really had a chance to play before. It's a great gift. Plus we're wise enough to appreciate it."
- Susan Sullivan
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Chance, Play)

"When someone saves your life and gives you life, there's gratitude, humility; there's a time you've been so blessed you realize you've been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn't deserve."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Life, Time, Gratitude, Chance, Humility)

"Any chance you have to sit back and be the one watching is great."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Chance)

"I had a kind of meandering little career, and then I was given a chance to play one of the bottom six in The Dirty Dozen."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Career, Chance, Play)

"You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film."
- Patrick Swayze
(Related: Chance, Film, Magic)

"I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Chance, Today)

"Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Chance, Fact, Nothing, Practice)

"Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards."
- Tacitus
(Related: Chance, Cowards, Rules, Service, Valor)

"Better that you should take the chance of trying something that is close to your heart, you think is what you want to write, and if they do not publish it, put it in your drawer. But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that."
- Gay Talese
(Related: Heart, Chance, Day, Trying, Want, Will)

"It seemed to me that this might be a great pageant, which would give a chance for a very interesting picture."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Chance)

"The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me."
- Ida Tarbell
(Related: Chance, Force, Security, Value)

"At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance - In killing there is more than commentary."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Chance, Honor, Killing)

"I play the piano a lot at home. I write songs on the piano and guitar. I would like to actually play piano on stage. I don't think I'll get the chance for a while."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Home, Chance, Guitar, Play, Songs)

"Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Time, Attention, Chance, Competition, Objectives, Pressure)

"You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time."
- Terence
(Related: Time, Chance, Man)

"How often things occur by mere chance which we dared not even hope for."
- Terence
(Related: Hope, Chance)

"No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary - not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Time, Jobs, Want, Will, Woman)

"I guess there are very few actors that I've worked with that I would like to work with again. You never think you'll have that chance and, if we didn't do Italian Job together, there wouldn't be another one that could be right."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, Actors, Chance, Job, Right)

"There's only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn't give you a chance there is nothing you can do."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Chance, Nothing)

"Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Life, Chance, Fiction)

"There is a very good chance I could have been a screw-up for the rest of my life."
- Brandon Thomas
(Related: Life, Chance, Rest)

"And at the same time, you are of course a performer, but it's very important that you understand that your role as a performer is to get the best performance from those wonderful colleagues that you have the chance to work with."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Work, Time, Performance, Chance)

"The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Temple, Earth, Man, Moon, Youth)

"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Books, Chance, First, May)

"Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution."
- John Thune
(Related: Ideas, Positive, Being, Chance, Effect, Solution)

"I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change."
- Tiberius
(Related: Change, Man, Senate, Senses, Support)

"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, American, Battle, Chance, Crisis)

"An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say "Gentlemen" to the person with whom he is conversing."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: American, Chance, Meeting, Talk, Will)

"I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good. It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities. Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen."
- Peter Tork
(Related: Chance, Fans)

"Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That's probably what winning the Oscar gives me, the chance to do something with a studio and do other things that I really want to do."
- Benicio Del Toro
(Related: Winning, Chance, Play, Want)

"I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Luck, Want)

"I plot the first 5 or 6 chapters quite minutely, and also the end. So I know where I am going but not how I'm going to get there, which gives characters the chance to develop organically, as happens in real life as you get to know a person."
- Joanna Trollope
(Related: Life, Chance, End, First)

"When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people."
- Mark Twain
(Related: People, Being)

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Mother, Necessity)

"It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Chance)

"But you've reached them, and I've always wanted to reach people. I'm the first one to say I love my fans because they love that I took a chance."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Love, People, Chance, Fans, First)

"Even if severe wounds are given, the Indian has many chances in his favor, for his organization is somewhat different from that of white men, and he recovers easily from wounds that would kill any European outright."
- Edward Burnett Tylor
(Related: Men, Wounds)

"The West German population would protest passionately if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor, McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Meetings, Planning, Population, Protest)

"My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy's movie is wack, but they loved it."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Birthday, Son, Chance, Film, Friends, Party)

"I haven't done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Business, Chance, Fact)

"Right afterwards there was a whole, whole lot of press to do, so the week after, all day, every day, was press so I didn't really get a chance to celebrate."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Chance, Day, Press, Right)

"That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Being, Chance)

"I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Actor, Being, Chance, Writer)

"With stand-up you've just got that one chance. Audiences can be quite fickle."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Audiences, Chance)

"It takes one person to give you a big chance."
- Patricia Velasquez
(Related: Chance)

"My father felt that his world of ideas was too liberal for traditional rabbinical teachings, and he looked for a chance to find a way in life."
- Immanuel Velikovsky
(Related: Life, Father, Ideas, Chance, Liberal, World)

"I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Sex, Chance, Television)

"Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause."
- Voltaire
(Related: Cause, Chance, Nothing, Sense, Word)

"The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Chance)

"I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing... We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand."
- Rick Wagoner
(Related: Chance, Conversation, First, Manufacturing, Pretty, Productivity)

"When given the chance, women have proven they will participate in the electoral process."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Chance, Will)

"For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Chance, Rights, Shadows, Tyranny, World)

"The Round-Up is a wonderful community celebration, and I greatly enjoy the chance to visit with residents and see so many families enjoying the festivities offered throughout the week."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Chance, Community, Festivities, Visit)

"No, but way before that, I've been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Age, Movies, Music, Dance, Chance, Years)

"I think if you do something effectively whether you're the lover or the comic or the action guy or the villain like I play; movies are very expensive to make. Chances are you'll get asked to play that part again."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Movies, Action, Play)

"A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Life, Action, Chance, Choice, Creation, Unconscious)

"If a pitcher sees you fiddling with the bat, he'll stall until your arms are tired before you even get a chance to hit."
- Paul Waner
(Related: Chance)

"The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Risk)

"I believe I'm doing the right thing in trying to step away from that and to take chances and work on little independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Work, Dance, Right, Trying)

"Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Life, Chance, Irony, Property)

"Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Time, Chance)

"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Baseball, Chance, Man)

"In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Baseball, Chance, Man)

"When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Chance)

"It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Being, Chance, Hunger, Obligation)

"The more we can do to create a better society, that benefits more people, the better chance we have that our society will continue to grow and prosper."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Society, People, Benefits, Chance, Will)

"If I thought I had hurt my chances of winning another major just because I was chasing money around, I'd wind up kicking myself."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Money, Thought, Winning, Hurt, Wind)

"How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?"
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Intelligence, Truth, Chance, Soldiers)

"Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married couples the best Valentine's Day gift possible, elimination from the most unfair of taxes, the marriage tax penalty."
- Jerry Weller
(Related: Marriage, Chance, Day, Tax, Taxes, Today)

"While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Chance, Cheerfulness, End, Man, Will, World)

"If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Chance)

"Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the release you sign that says there's always a very small percent chance that you'll die during the operation."
- Billy West
(Related: Life, Chance, Living)

"Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Chance, Fool, Paradise)

"All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else."
- Mae West
(Related: Chance, Lovers)

"I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one's best physical features."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Chance, Dress)

"You have to make lots of birdies and give your opponent no chance."
- Michelle Wie
(Related: Chance)

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: Soul, Control, Chance, Destiny, Fate)

"I love the art of acting, and I love film, because you always have anther chance if you want it. You know, if we - if this isn't going well, you can't say - well, you could say - let's stop. Let's start over again, Gene, because you were too nervous."
- Gene Wilder
(Related: Art, Love, Acting, Chance, Film, Want)

"If you fail the first time that's just a chance to start over again."
- Lenny Wilkens
(Related: Time, Chance, First)

"I never really had a chance to know the players individually... I thought when they were on the floor, they worked hard. But I never really got to know them."
- Lenny Wilkens
(Related: Thought, Chance)

"St Paul, in his second letter to Corinth, spells this out further in the important eighth and ninth chapters, where he urges some of the Christian communities to be generous to others so that they may also have the chance to be generous in return."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Christian, Chance, May)

"We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional, something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there's a chance of winning back the party."
- Shirley Williams
(Related: Character, Winning, Chance, Now, Party, Will)

"Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game."
- Ted Williams
(Related: Nature, American, Baseball, Chance, Man, Name)

"The man who didn't want his wife to work has been succeeded by the man who asks about her chances of getting a raise."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Work, Wife, Man, Want)

"The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Chance, Living)

"Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: Chance, Flying)

"The worst thing about this war is the chance it gives these dreadful little persons, the chance to make themselves important."
- Arthur Wimperis
(Related: War, Chance)

"The people like the American Legion Post that gave us a chance to play. A place to play and a chance to play."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: People, American, Chance, Play, Post)

"I do love television. But the business is accelerating and people are not getting the chance to fail."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Business, Love, People, Chance, Television)

"I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Success, Want)

"And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love."
- Beatrice Wood
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Sex, Chance, Romantic)

"Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery."
- Ed Wood
(Related: Chance, Military, Mystery)

"If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Life, Positive, Chance, Influence, Light, Want)

"It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!"
- Alexander Woollcott
(Related: Dance, Act)

"You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Chance, Song)

"No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so."
- Xenophanes
(Related: Truth, Being, Chance, Will)

"But this was my chance to go to the Super Bowl. Nothing was going to stop me."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Chance, Nothing)

"China's cinema has been rising for some time; it has more exposure, so my chances of becoming internationally known are better. But the first thing I have to do is learn English. If I can grasp the language, then perhaps I can think about the U.S."
- Ziyi Zhang
(Related: Time, Cinema, English, First, Language)

"From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't be satisfied with my work. So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust, because you only get a chance like this once."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Trust, Work, Beginning, Chance, End)