Quotes and Sayings about Luck



"I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn't know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn't get any of those parts."
- Casey Affleck
"It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it."
- James Agee
(Related: Lie, Adventure, Luck, Play)

"I believe that we were very, very lucky that it went that way."
- Giovanni Agnelli
"I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

"Don't hate me, but I've always been skinny. I got lucky."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Hate)

"In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

"Working with Bill Cosby was incredible. I was lucky to be a part of that."
- Tatyana Ali
"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

"My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Luck, Night)

"Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Luck)

"I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky - my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Life, Job, World)

"I absolutely don't believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Luck)

"Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Revolution, Historians, Will)

"I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Opportunity, Country, Talking)

"I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Music, Film, Lady, Respect, Sound)

"I've been lucky. I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned to value people who talk - people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs."
- Roger Angell
(Related: People, Baseball, Talk, Value)

"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Fantasy)

"There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

"I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don't know."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, People, Being, Problems, Will)

"I pick good women, but I haven't had any luck with my men."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Men, Women, Luck)

"I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)

"I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Age)

"Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Want)

"It was around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I was just taking a nap. Luckily, my sister was home."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Home, Sister)

"A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Luck)

"But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

"You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Change, Music, People, Buying)

"I feel lucky. I think acting can help to keep you young. It does make you feel there's meaning in your life."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Life, Acting, Help, Meaning)

"When I saw all those other drivers, I realized that they wanted to win that money just as much as I did. But I didn't have to worry. A tire came off my car and I was lucky I got it off the track."
- Buck Baker
(Related: Car, Money, Worry)

"Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."
- Josephine Baker
(Related: Luck, Question, Rest)

"I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world 'cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them."
- Rick Baker
(Related: Living, Play, World)

"I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Hope, Fans, Party, Will)

"Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Luck)

"A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Wife)

"We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with."
- Lloyd Banks
(Related: Business, Work)

"If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: People, Care, Fame, Tomorrow)

"I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Work, Husband, Teenagers)

"I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Circumstances, Mistakes, states, United)

"This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Favors, Fortune, Luck, World)

"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)

"I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Being, Gay, Man)

"I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Work)

"O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Life, Heart, Desire, Fire, Fortune, Guest, Hunger, Luck, Man, Storms, Wit)

"It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: People, Luck)

"If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Work, Job, Jungle)

"I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I've been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that's what it takes, everybody contributing night after night."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, Games, Night, Right, Years)

"I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Food, Jobs)

"I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Food, Jobs)

"I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Family)

"Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Luck, Skill)

"Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Oceans, Sea, Television, Wildlife, Writing)

"I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)

"I still have horrible luck with girls."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: Girls, Luck)

"I've never felt more comfortable in my skin, I've never enjoyed life as much and I feel so lucky."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Life, Skin)

"The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck."
- Hector Berlioz
(Related: Talent, Luck)

"Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise... not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Cleverness, Clients, Job)

"I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Night, Want)

"I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Marriage, Men, Luck, Relationships)

"The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business."
- John Berryman
(Related: Business, Artist, Will)

"We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck."
- Elizabeth Bibesco
(Related: Hope, Certainty, Luck)

"I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Actor)

"Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody."
- Eubie Blake
(Related: Birds, Hate, Luck, Mind)

"If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Life, Disappointment, Excitement, Expectation, Sense, State)

"Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!"
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Dreams, Life, Future, Luck, May, Saying, Want)

"I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, "You make your own luck.""
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Luck)

"I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy."
- Michael Bloomberg
"Sometimes in this game it's as good to be lucky as it is to be good."
- Vida Blue
"I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Society, Clothes)

"To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Successful, Growth)

"It's OK, I guess, if you really need the money, but luckily, I'm not in that position."
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Money)

"I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky - three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck."
- Ernest Borgnine
(Related: Job, School)

"My whole career - I have been really lucky."
- Caprice bourret
(Related: Career)

"I've had a little bad, bad media luck the new year. Well, apparently I'm dating Bill Clinton, which makes me nervous. I didn't know, though."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Dating, Luck, Media, New year)

"But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him."
- David Bowie
(Related: Life, Work, Worth)

"I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Choices, Information, Right)

"Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Work, Hope, Luck)

"And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Luck)

"Most of the people that I went to school with - I went to secondary school - we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Labor, School)

"There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It's not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Error, Luck, May, Succeed, Talking)

"I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Careers, Shakespeare)

"I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad."
- Michelle Branch
(Related: Home, Love, Animals, Bed, Being, Cats, Job, Now, Road)

"Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Hope, Effect, Luck, Patience, Waiting)

"With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Beds, Will)

"Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great."
- Jordana Brewster
(Related: Being)

"If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame. And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and make music you believe in, well, then you're truly blessed. I think that's where we are now."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Music, Fame, Luck, Now)

"I've had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I've been very lucky that way."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Ideas, First)

"No, that's poker. To win, you've gotta get damned lucky."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Poker)

"Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Life, Time, Want)

"The worst moment was when I was performing and I was about to sing, but I choked. I had a tickle in my throat and I started coughing, and I couldn't get the words out. It lasted for like thirty seconds, but I got over it, and luckily the crowd didn't seem to care."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Care, Words)

"I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck. It's so important to be prepared to receive it, but it is a major factor. There's no question."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Luck, Question)

"Outside of dumb luck, the number one way serial killers are caught is through the help of the public."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Dumb, Help, Luck, Public)

"Luck marches with those who give their very best."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Luck)

"With luck on your side, you can do without brains."
- Giordano Bruno
(Related: Luck)

"Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Humor, Success, Creativity, Luck)

"I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck!"
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Rest, Right, Theatre)

"There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Time, Being, Duty, Fancy, Luck, Name)

"Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Life, Enemy, Friends, Man, Will)

"If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Doubt, Luck)

"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

"You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Luck)

"You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Luck)

"I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Family, Funny, Home, End, Friends)

"When you realize who the good people are in your life, you're so lucky."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, People)

"People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People)

"I'm open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I'm extremely lucky, I guess; it's a lucrative venue."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Idea, Open)

"Every person is so different and I don't think there is an exact match for every person. If you meet someone and they have 20 of the 25 things you want in a person, then you're pretty lucky."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: Pretty, Want)

"I've been lucky. The critics never went out of their way to single me out for doing bad work."
- James Caan
(Related: Work)

"Perhaps people, and kids especially, are spoiled today, because all the kids today have cars, it seems. When I was young you were lucky to have a bike."
- James Cagney
(Related: People, Kids, Today)

"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Pleasure, Regret)

"My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Career)

"I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Money, Being, Career, Writing)

"I was very lucky, I was part of the post-war period when everything had to be redone."
- Pierre Cardin
(Related: Post)

"I tour with a piano, actually. Luckily I am able to hire people that deal with it completely and magically a piano appears on stage and then magically disappears when I leave."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: People)

"I work hard and I will always work hard. But I feel very lucky with the way that it has all come together."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Work, Will)

"Biologically, I'm lucky - an angular face and dark colouring which shows up well on camera."
- Robert Carlyle
"I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Deep, Satisfaction)

"I have a line of clothing at J.C. Penney's... and I'm lucky to be affiliated."
- Diahann Carroll
"With the number of people I ignore, I'm lucky I work at all in this town."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Work, People)

"It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Being, Sleep)

"I've flown out of character so many times. In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Character, Liberty, Sense)

"I stayed in submission to my husband, and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to. I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Romance, Husband)

"The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Justice, Law, May, Press, Right)

"You know, if you're lucky enough to have two smash hit shows, the traffic of the world goes through your dressing room."
- Carol Channing
(Related: World)

"What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Love, Habit, Detail, Foresight, Luck, Mind, Vanity)

"The British press have written some nasty and spiteful things about the way I look which used to affect me quite badly when it was new to me but luckily, I've learned to ignore the comments. why do they even care about how I look?"
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Care, Press)

"I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Time, Now, Waiting, Will)

"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Life, Childhood)

"It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Heart, Luck, Nation, Race)

"It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Luck)

"The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you're lucky if you have five takes."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Work, Majority)

"Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Writers)

"I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, Parents)

"I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I'm proud of."
- George Clooney
(Related: Weekend, Will)

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

"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Success, Luck)

"I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?"
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Success)

"Luckily, in my case, I have managed, by writing, to do the one thing that I always wanted to do."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Writing)

"I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: People, Childhood)

"We've been remarkably lucky in that we've been free to make the movies we've wanted to make the way we've wanted to make them. They've all been made for a price."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Movies)

"For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Anger, Music, Compassion, Luck, Pain)

"I'm lucky to be in a profession where you can keep getting better."
- Cy Coleman
(Related: Profession)

"I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Tennis)

"I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Faith, Love, People, Earth, Will, World)

"I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York."
- Judy Collins
(Related: God, First, Rest, Training, Voice)

"I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me."
- Caroline B. Cooney
"Art depends on luck and talent."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Art, Talent, Luck)

"Polar bears did very well in the warmer times. They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years, nor during the previous interglacial, nor the one before that. So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob; you know, to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Years)

"Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went into totally different instruments which was lucky for the band because otherwise we'd all be playing the same thing!!"
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Play)

"The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Fight)

"I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Love, Authority, Luck)

"I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music)

"I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

"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)

"Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map. Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years."
- Steve Cropper
(Related: Years)

"My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house."
- Kaley Cuoco
(Related: Business, Family, Childhood, Parents, Talk)

"The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Service)

"I think becoming an actor because it's a ridiculously insecure profession to go into. I feel very comfortable but very lucky. I think any time that you imagine that it's plain sailing for hereon in, then you're kidding yourself."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Time, Actor, Profession)

"I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Luck, Respect, Running)

"The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Luck, Running)

"I've been very lucky. I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have the drive to sell myself. Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who kept me going from job to job."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Job)

"I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print - none of them."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Books)

"I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson, Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players."
- Dimebag Darrell
(Related: Bugs)

"My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game."
- Duffy Daugherty
(Related: End, Feeling, Superstition)

"Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been sick of all that rubbish in a year."
- Robertson Davies
"What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Luck, Man)

"We all get so caught up in our day-to-day lives and have so many gripes. But when you see the way others live and how they make the best of it, you'll realize how lucky you are."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Day)

"There were people I know that got upset that I kiss people. I kiss them for luck and love, that's all. That's what my mother did to me."
- Richard Dawson
(Related: Love, Kiss, Mother, People, Luck)

"Luckily, I'm a governor - so I get to tell you what I've already done not just what I'm going to do."
- Howard Dean
"You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Day, Luck)

"I love being on stage or in front of the camera. My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Love, Work, Acting, Being, Joy, Living)

"I just feel incredibly lucky to be employed when there are so many actors and actresses who are not employed. That's why, you know, I sometimes feel desperate, in case I'm not going to be cast again."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Actors)

"I'm lucky; people write scripts for me."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: People)

"We've all been around love enough to know how lucky we are. I've never seen anybody have a cross word on the set, and I'm there a lot. All the women just got brand-new trailers, so they're happy."
- James Denton
(Related: Love, Women, Word)

"Luckily, I was raised by people who'd already seen all the yuck stuff, which is why they originally didn't want me to act. I understood the difference between getting a part at a Hollywood party and getting a job."
- Laura Dern
(Related: People, Act, Difference, Hollywood, Job, Party, Want)

"I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out for little projects that people don't even know about, that just surface later on."
- Laura Dern
(Related: People, Projects)

"I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Artists, First, Musicians)

"Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid."
- John Dewey
(Related: Luck, Will)

"I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Work, Hard work, Key, Luck)

"I think of myself as an enormously lucky person."
- Kate DiCamillo
"Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Chance, Fortune, Luck, Smile)

"Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I'm very fortunate."
- David Dinkins
"I feel like it has gone very fast for me, but I feel like it wasn't instantaneous, at all. I was getting a lot of rejections. I just got very lucky and it happened quickly for me. I don't feel like I'm a prodigy or something."
- Anthony Doerr
"I was very lucky. I started my own commercial company."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Company)

"I guess what I learned the most was to feel lucky with what I have been able to accomplish and what I have and to feel humble about the people I have been able to work with."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Work, People)

"I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences."
- Brad Dourif
"I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Actor, Being, Court)

"Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let's remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Time, War, Motivation)

"I really feel like a regular dude who happens to be incredibly lucky."
- Josh Duhamel
"No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Fortune, Luck)

"I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Being, Giving)

"I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Film, Right)

"One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star."
- Loren Eiseley
"It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Business)

"It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: People, Inspiration, Benefits, Dedication, Games, Spiritual)

"I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual."
- Sam Elliott
(Related: People, Positive)

"I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and know that the last year was positive."
- John Elway
(Related: Positive)

"Donner likes what he does and enjoys being on a set. He doesn't have to do it, its not like he has to make the rent. When I get to be his age and still enjoy what I'm doing like him, I'd be lucky."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Age, Being)

"I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: America, Fact, Name, Nothing)

"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Cause, Effect, Luck)

"The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability to find men and women who came into my administration who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents that we were able to take full advantage of."
- John Engler
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Luck)

"I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get."
- John Engler
(Related: Work, Old, Saying)

"Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Work, Inspiration, Control, Hard work, Luck)

"Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes."
- Euripedes
(Related: Happiness, Life, Children, Disappointment, Grief, Man)

"The lucky person passes for a genius."
- Euripides
(Related: Genius)

"Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy."
- Euripides
"Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right."
- William Feather
(Related: Betrayal, Luck, Right)

"I do have a lucky pair of underwear."
- Brendan Fehr
"I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Intelligence, Fire, Military, Service)

"I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Control, Cancer, Living)

"I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools."
- Sally Field
(Related: Time, Drama, Schools)

"A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm."
- James Thomas Fields
(Related: Life, Wife, Harm, Luck, Road)

"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Man, World)

"To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Time, Work)

"If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: War, Right)

"You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now."
- Mike Fink
(Related: Now, Pain, Right, Suffering, Vow)

"It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had. We're very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?'"
- Albert Finney
(Related: Life, Writers)

"I haven't had to struggle very much. I haven't paid my dues. I think I have been lucky."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Struggle)

"I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments."
- Edmond H. Fischer
(Related: Thought, Accomplishments, Luck, Scientists)

"I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: God)

"Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: People, Luck, Nothing)

"I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Work, Houses, Sea, Storms, Winter)

"I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy - not what you want to work at, but what you want to do."
- Scott Foley
(Related: Life, Work, Growing up, Want)

"I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: People, Being, Waiting)

"Luck's always to blame."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Blame, Luck)

"In short, Luck's always to blame."
- Jean De La Fontaine
(Related: Blame, Luck)

"The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Luck, Man)

"What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: People, Luck)

"I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Thought, Open, Parents, Want)

"There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Children, Luck, World)

"I am the luckiest filmmaker I know."
- Jodie Foster
"My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong."
- A. J. Foyt
(Related: Dad, People, Successful, Luck, Race, Running, Saying, Wrong)

"There is something else at work here that is beyond me - and that is Laura. She has a life of her own. There is a magic in her. The muse is in her. And I'm lucky to have her in my life."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Life, Work, Magic)

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Mother, Diligence, Luck)

"Ninety-seven is my lucky number."
- Antonia Fraser
"I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Support)

"I'm just a kid from Bronx who got lucky."
- Ace Frehley
"We all got lucky doing Boy Meets World."
- Will Friedle
(Related: World)

"I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year."
- David Friedman
(Related: Christmas, Goodbye, Grace, Luck)

"The lessons that it teaches are fundamentally the lessons that all great battles teach That even the most carefully prepared plans often go wrong. That lucky breaks are very important."
- Otto Friedrich
(Related: Wrong)

"I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Home, Reason)

"The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Change, Love, Needs, Tourists, Will, World)

"Care and diligence bring luck."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Care, Diligence, Luck)

"It hasn't been a totally smooth road, but in the whole span of things I feel like a very lucky person."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Road)

"I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time."
- Clark Gable
(Related: Time, Right)

"Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Music, Poetry)

"I'm a happy-go-lucky character. I'm not that miserable. But I can never let anyone into my world."
- Noel Gallagher
(Related: Character, World)

"It is a dark, dark world. If you're going to be in a dark world, I can't think of any better one to be in. I still think I'm very lucky to be in it."
- James Gandolfini
(Related: World)

"I've been very lucky, considering what I look like and what I do."
- James Gandolfini
"A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Luck, Worth)

"I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat."
- Art Garfunkel
"I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents - and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Home, Brothers, Community, Parents, Sisters)

"When I got lucky with Dean, I ended up with 16 years with one of the truly great performers of all time. He was the greatest performer I'd ever been around, bar none."
- Greg Garrison
(Related: Time, Years)

"You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Work, People)

"I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Business, Home, Time, Family, Wife, Kids, Racing, Training, World)

"I haven't done a marathon for a long time. So we'll see. I will need good luck."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Time, Luck, Marathon, Will)

"I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Music, Politics, Time)

"Furthermore, they were constantly informed by all the camp authorities that they had been abandoned by the world: they were beggars and lucky to receive the daily soup of starvation."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Starvation)

"Hopefully it'll give us a bit of luck on the night, but I'm not really a superstitious person."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Luck, Night)

"We are so lucky Americans are impressive with what they're willing to give. We get bashed too much. And, so many young people in this country give so much. They're not all gang bangers."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: People, Americans, Country)

"Things are forgotten and then perhaps picked up again, if we're lucky, it lasts... if not, then it's in the lap of the gods. The important thing was to do some work that I liked and hopefully that some others might also like, whether for a minute, a week, a month, a year."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Work, Gods)

"Luck has had a great deal to do with my career."
- John Glover
(Related: Career, Luck)

"One does not study for a goal. The goal is a mere accident."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Goal, Accident, Study)

"We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Quality, Quantity, Songs)

"The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

"Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Work, Literature, Martyr, Sense, Will)

"The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Sincerity, Song)

"The real artist has no idea that he is sacrificing himself for art. He does what he does for one reason and one reason only-he can't help doing it."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Idea, Artist, Help, Reason)

"Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious, though some survive it in the hands of very careful and understanding teachers."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Age, Study, Teachers, Understanding)

"Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Artist)

"Inspired by the purse rather than the soul, the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works put out by every day American publishers."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Soul, American, Day)

"In the piano, one has the instrument complete before he begins; but in the case of the voice, the instrument has to be developed by study."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Study, Voice)

"French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing. It is so full of complex and trying vowels. It requires the utmost subtlety."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: English, Trying)

"A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her, saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether it is worth while to continue her studies. I invariably refuse such requests."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Advice, Poor, Saying, Will, Worth)

"When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are!"
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Control, English, Old, Songs, Voice)

"If the student could give up her work on my advice, she had better give it up without it. One does not study for a goal. The goal is a mere accident."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Work, Goal, Accident, Advice, Study)

"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation."
- Max Gluckman
(Related: Science, Genius, Discipline, Fool)

"I kind of fell into acting.I was very lucky."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Acting)

"I've been very lucky in my life."
- Joe Gold
(Related: Life)

"Uh, I just had an operation last March which was rather serious and I'm recuperating now. I'm on a very bland diet. But, uh, I'm lucky, I was just lucky, that's all."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Diet, March, Now)

"Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Luck)

"You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Love, Act, Actor, Famous, Luck)

"I worried she might spend an afternoon chatting with me about the sights and then wish me best of luck."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Luck)

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."
- Harry Golden
(Related: Work, Hard work, Luck)

"The harder I work, the luckier I get."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Work)

"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'd rather be lucky than good."
- Lefty Gomez
"The visa lottery system poses a national security threat. Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck."
- Bob Goodlatte
(Related: Successful, Luck, National security)

"Basically, though, I'm just lucky to love what I do for a living."
- John Goodman
(Related: Love, Living)

"I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man."
- Howard Luck Gossage
(Related: Business, Advertising, Day, Man, Will)

"If you have a lemon, make lemonade."
- Howard Luck Gossage
"The buying of time or space is not the taking out of a hunting license on someone else's private preserve but is the renting of a stage on which we may perform."
- Howard Luck Gossage
(Related: Time, Buying, Hunting, May, Space)

"It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Luck, Skill, Waiting)

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

"Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified."
- Virginia Graham
(Related: Hell, Luck, Tennis, Words)

"You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings."
- Catherine the Great
(Related: Men, Living)

"I didn't know when I was growing up that this was a very special program, that this wasn't going on in other parts of the country. Now I realize that I was lucky."
- Benny Green
(Related: Country, Growing up, Now)

"Hmm, limelight... No, I'm not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I'm very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It's really a jungle out there."
- Eva Green
(Related: Jungle)

"We had had several mine disasters where workers, some of the workers were rescued. It was, you know, who was lucky and who weren't. Some would find the air pockets But, in this one, bam, it was just, everybody was gone and it greatly depressed the state."
- Richard Grimes
(Related: Disasters, State, Workers)

"I don't even like to talk about it. I hated being a number and not merely because I was a very small one. I let them bellow at me for just as long as it took me to find enough pluck to bellow back at them."
- George Grosz
(Related: Being, Talk)

"The one thing I seek above all else is understanding. Sometimes I'm so frustrated and I don't get it. But I'm lucky to have a good management team and people around me who explain things and answer my questions."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: People, Management, Questions, Understanding)

"Success is like a high-rise building I'm on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I'm looking to make it to the penthouse."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Success, People, Building, First)

"I think living the blessed life is the luck of the draw."
- Judith Guest
(Related: Life, Living, Luck)

"Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life."
- Alec Guinness
(Related: Life, Actor, Leading, Play)

"I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Home, Humor, Mom, Ability, Denial, Sense)

"When you're starting out as an actor, there isn't much food around. I was lucky to have a hit pretty early on. I didn't starve too long."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Food, Actor, Pretty)

"I'm lucky to be in this business. I'm very grateful."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Business)

"I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Time, College, Fun, Reading, Summer)

"I have music inside me and I'm very lucky to be able to play music and that's the way that I try to do it."
- Charlie Haden
(Related: Music, Play)

"I've been lucky enough to fly to space twice."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Space)

"I've gotten to work with some great people. I've been really lucky."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Work, People)

"I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Man, Old)

"Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Being, Desire, Now, Play)

"I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Help)

"When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky."
- Armand Hammer
(Related: Work, Day)

"Some folk want their luck buttered."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Folk, Luck, Want)

"Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck."
- Joel Chandler Harris
(Related: Luck, Want)

"You are lucky that I can't sing tonight because I might get carried away."
- Julie Harris
"When you look at Darling and the Oscars, it has to be luck. It was a black and white film and it was the last time that there was a black and white Oscar."
- Julie Harris
(Related: Time, Film, Luck)

"It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Work, Actor, First, Future, Proof, Will)

"I'm still working, I've got two arms, two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife. Fifteen years ago, I was homeless. So when you think about it, I'm lucky."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Wife, Kids, Years)

"I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Time, Kids, Novelty, Parents, Pretty, School)

"The only sure thing about luck is that it will change."
- Bret Harte
(Related: Change, Luck, Will)

"I've been lucky to broadcast some great events and to broadcast the exploits of some great players."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Events)

"Playing good girls in the 30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress."
- Olivia De Havilland
(Related: Girls, Luck, Play)

"I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Time, Work, Want, Will)

"The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought, hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes, and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition."
- Eliza Haywood
(Related: Thought, May)

"You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and a lot of things can happen in a week."
- Eric Heiden
"We would love to have other children. It hasn't happened. We haven't been lucky enough."
- Marg Helgenberger
(Related: Love, Children)

"Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Destiny, Injustice, Luck, Treachery)

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Life, Man, Paris, Rest)

"The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Life, May, Writer)

"For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Time, Luck, Now)

"As a kid, you run around the house pretending to be a superhero, and now to be doing it as a job, I feel very lucky."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Job, Now)

"My first few plays took place in the South and even The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana."
- Beth Henley
(Related: First)

"She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership)."
- O. Henry
(Related: Act, Woman)

"I think I have been very lucky as far as my acting career goes."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Acting, Career)

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Home, Father, Joy, Sadness, Tomorrow, Will, World)

"I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them."
- Audrey Hepburn
"I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Art, People, Wonder)

"The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless."
- Herodotus
(Related: Fortune, Luck, Man, May)

"I'm lucky, I can sleep from takeoff until we land; so I'm fresh, rested and ready to work on arrival."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Work, Land, Sleep)

"I'm lucky, I don't like sweets, not even chocolate."
- Eva Herzigova
"My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you."
- Wild Bill Hickok
(Related: Man, Today, Want, Woman)

"I'm a lot luckier than most people, although I used to look at it the other way around-that so many people seemed luckier than me."
- Dana Hill
(Related: People)

"Luck is an art."
- George Roy Hill
(Related: Art, Luck)

"I was unbelievably lucky."
- Wendy Hiller
"Luckily, West End audiences seem to rather like very old people."
- Wendy Hiller
(Related: People, Audiences, End, Old)

"We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986. It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn't get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one."
- Martina Hingis
"Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Life, Fear, Film, Luck, Suspense)

"A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Time, Luck, Man, Right)

"I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Business, Acting, Community, Now, Wrong)

"We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Dreams)

"Luck, like a Russian car, generally only works if you push it."
- Tom Holt
(Related: Car, Luck)

"Not everyone deserves to be a musician, you get lucky enough to be one."
- Joshua Homme
"We've had a problem finding a vocalist. We have not been lucky yet to find the one. I think the problem is that the three of us have such a pedigree of vocalist, that if we come out with someone that's not good we'll obviously be slated!"
- Peter Hook
"Richard Burton came from the same town as me, so I thought I'd follow my nose, and follow my luck. I think I've been very lucky."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Thought, Luck)

"I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Time, Man)

"That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector; but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one, as soon as I got to the front."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: War)

"When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Trust, Luck, Man, Reason)

"How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?"
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Luck)

"I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep every night before I compete, and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck."
- Sarah Hughes
(Related: Luck, Night, Past, Sleep, Years)

"My teeth have never been touched. Why did I tell you that? Knock on wood. I've got a few scars over the eyes, a couple on the chin, a few on the beak and one across the cheek. But my luck is running out."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Eyes, Luck, Running, Wood)

"I'm happy being an actor, it's what I have always wanted to do. I'm just lucky I got to do it so early."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Actor, Being)

"Now, when we first started, I would be playing something good and then feel like I wasn't doing the right thing and launch into some idiotic cliche. Luckily for me, Bobby was patient."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: First, Now, Right)

"I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch, with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Mother, Father, Language, Luck, Parents, School)

"People who have expertise or the luck to have rehearsal time with cameras have it over people who don't."
- William Hurt
(Related: Time, People, Expertise, Luck)

"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)

"In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths of seconds apart from each other."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Luck, Tragedy)

"And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Art, Power, Driving, Old)

"Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod."
- Jean Ingelow
"Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Love, Heart, First, May, Sight)

"I've always thought of myself as being extremely lucky. The idea is to keep that luck going. Headlining the Stanley was a real kick. I think it's the type of thing I could get used to."
- Donnie Iris
(Related: Thought, Idea, Being, Luck)

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
- John Irving
(Related: Life, Love, Courage)

"Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Dad)

"There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Dad, Instinct, Research)

"Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Imagination, Life, Luck)

"Babe Ruth was great. I'm just lucky."
- Reggie Jackson
"Actors, I don't think, ever really grow up. I'm hoping that that rejuvenating process applies to me, too. It has so far. I've been very lucky."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Actors)

"No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck."
- John Jakes
(Related: Luck, Writer)

"My daughter is wonderful and incredibly well behaved. I am very lucky. She will always be my priority."
- Jamelia
(Related: Daughter, Will)

"The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape."
- Alice James
(Related: Success, Life, Lie, Failure, Luck, Posterity, Right)

"The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have."
- Henry James
(Related: Time, Right)

"Basically, when I look at my life, I think I'm lucky to be given the opportunities I've had."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Life)

"I am lucky enough to have Aaron Sorkin write what I have to say."
- Allison Janney
"Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: People, Luck)

"I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know."
- Lara St. John
(Related: History, Living, Past)

"I'm lucky the arthritis happened at the time that it did because of the record."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Time)

"That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Time, Dance)

"I was lucky enough to occasionally break out of that racist situation that prevails in the Hollywood film production community. But it was racist then and it will always be that way. It will never be otherwise."
- J. J. Johnson
(Related: Community, Film, Hollywood, Production, Will)

"My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Money, Gambling, Luck)

"I had a great time with baseball growing up. I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Time, Baseball, Growing up)

"I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Life, Marriage)

"The fact is I am not having sex. But I feel absolutely ripe for the, what would you say? plucking?"
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Sex, Fact)

"It's a lucky child that knows that they're a genius, unaimed and all that."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Genius)

"In this business, I don't know how you can have a plan or how you can orchestrate anything. But I've been lucky with my choices. I'm very strong-willed, so I've been able to stick with it. I'm lucky there."
- January Jones
(Related: Business, Choices)

"A man's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it."
- Jim Jones
(Related: Day, Man, Walking)

"Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Love, Successful, Fact, Friends, Misery, Pretty)

"And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then."
- William Joyce
(Related: Teachers)

"The people have spoken. Their decision is sovereign. We all respect it... I wish good luck to those who will now govern France."
- Alain Juppe
(Related: People, Decision, France, Luck, Now, Respect, Will)

"I'm not a politician; I'm lucky to be a filmmaker and to be able to express myself through the films I make."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
"A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent."
- Guy Kawasaki
(Related: Work, Idea, Hard work, Luck)

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Thought, Lies, Luck, May)

"I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said 'Success is primarily luck anyway.' And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant - so who am I to argue with him!"
- George Kennedy
(Related: Fortune, Luck)

"I really wish we could stay longer in the countries we visit, but I've been lucky to have visited most of them before, because I've done a tremendous amount of travel."
- Phil Keoghan
(Related: Travel, Countries, Visit)

"Personally, I think if a women hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky."
- Deborah Kerr
(Related: Time, Women, Man, May, Right)

"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Experience, Life, Roses)

"I wouldn't want to be married to me, but luckily Tom Cruise does."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Want)

"Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves."
- Larry King
(Related: Luck)

"She was chronologically in luck. She corresponded to necessity."
- Lincoln Kirstein
(Related: Luck, Necessity)

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

"I am a lucky, lucky person."
- Evel Knievel
"I know that I'm very lucky to be alive. For 35 or 40 years I've spilt my blood and broke my bones and spent years in hospitals."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Blood, Hospitals, Years)

"I've been getting pretty focused about that recently, and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft. I've been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me, and indicate its weaknesses."
- David Knopfler
(Related: People, Pretty)

"Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Day)

"Then I was lucky I met with my future husband, and I started new life with my husband, and I was happy again. He was a musician. I start to travel with him through Europe also and around the former Soviet Union."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Life, Travel, HusbEurope, Future)

"Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Being, Luck, Right)

"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Luck)

"Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent."
- Gene Krupa
(Related: Talent, Luck, Pretty)

"I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Time, Work, Life, Job, Journalism, Luck, News, Pretty)

"Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Heroes, Luck, Worship)

"I got a call this morning, and it was from Nancy Kerrigan, wishing me luck. She wished me luck and sent me all her good wishes."
- Michelle Kwan
(Related: Luck, Wishes, Wishing)

"I always thought after 2002 that I'd hang up my skates and turn professional and just go on tour and do shows. But I don't know when it is enough. I mean, I still enjoy it. I'm the luckiest girl alive that I get to perform in front of thousands of people, do what I love doing."
- Michelle Kwan
(Related: Love, Thought, People)

"I've always been extremely lucky in playing with great people who knew much more than I did. That's how I got from there to here."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: People)

"I had the luck of having an obedient body."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Body, Luck)

"If you're lucky as you get older, you respect the craft and it becomes a skill."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Respect, Skill)

"I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)

"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Love, Life, Law)

"And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Acting, Job, Years)

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Work, Luck)

"Having kids has been great for me. I have two beautiful step- kids, as well as my own new daughter. They've really helped me to keep my feet firmly on the ground, and life is good. I feel like I'm the luckiest guy here."
- Matt LeBlanc
(Related: Life, Daughter, Feet, Kids)

"I have many shortcomings. I feel very lucky to have been able to have what I've had."
- Joshua Lederberg
"So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill."
- Chris LeDoux
(Related: Luck, Skill)

"If you're lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones."
- Chris LeDoux
"I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad's Army for an episode."
- John Leeson
(Related: Dad, Army)

"If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: People, Care, Democracy, Information, Want)

"A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I'm already 45."
- Vivien Leigh
"I'm lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Entertainment, Friends)

"I'm really proud of Blair Witch Project as a film, but as far as the cultural phenomenon of it - that was just weird luck."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Film, Luck, Project)

"With a little bit of luck, you'll never work!"
- Alan Jay Lerner
(Related: Luck)

"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)

"I've had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I've seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Books, Building, Luck, Result, Writers)

"What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled into what every writer most wants. Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Career, Writer)

"I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment."
- James Levine
(Related: Mentors, Right, Teachers)

"I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Mother)

"I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Mistakes)

"Luckily, I have the good fortune of being on the same team as Ray Lewis. I don't have to face him on Sunday."
- Jamal Lewis
(Related: Being, Fortune)

"Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Thought, May, Want)

"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Life, Thought, Mind)

"I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Thought, Want)

"It's luck that one thing works out and one doesn't, it's sort of happenstance."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Luck)

"I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Film)

"I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Actor)

"Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Control, Intellect, Judgment, Luck)

"Luck, be a lady tonight."
- Frank Loesser
(Related: Lady, Luck)

"I mean, God, I'm so lucky right now with the opportunities that I've had. There's nothing to worry about."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: God, Nothing, Now, Right, Worry)

"I didn't go to college, I went straight from high school to working on I'll Fly Away, I was very, very lucky."
- Jeremy London
(Related: College, School)

"I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Money, Eyes, Sea)

"He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way."
- Courtney Love
"Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to see the end of this century without the world being a totally different place, and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Being, End, World)

"I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Company, Songs)

"Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Character, Duty, Luck)

"Good luck has its storms."
- George Lucas
(Related: Luck, Storms)

"When I got my PhD, it was a time when there were just no jobs for PhDs. Period. PhDs were getting the lowest paid technician jobs, if they were lucky, in any kind of science."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: Science, Time, Jobs)

"Iranians are very proud and don't want to become a pariah state like North Korea."
- Edward Luck
(Related: State, Want)

"Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage."
- Charles Luckman
(Related: Success, Courage, Ability, Old)

"I mean, I always feel incredibly lucky to get a job."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Job)

"In the long run, you make your own luck - good, bad, or indifferent."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Luck)

"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Luck)

"Frankly - and believe me, I say this without any pretense - when I see the road I've taken, I have to say that thanks to good luck, because without good luck one can do nothing, I've come out pretty well."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Luck, Nothing, Pretty, Road)

"There are some friends you don't meet for twenty years and when you meet them again it's as if no twenty years has happened - you're lucky when that happens. I feel the same about books."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Books, Friends, Years)

"To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Luck, Skill, Word)

"This is a group playing together and that's the only way, I feel, this play can be successful and moving. I am so lucky to have the people that are in it. When I came here I didn't know who was going to be in the play."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: People, Successful, Play)

"You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don't even have women in them, so I'm lucky I'm in it at all."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Movies, Women, Writer)

"I want to feel lucky every night when I go onstage, and not feel like, 'Oh, great, here we go again."
- Joel Madden
(Related: Night, Want)

"People who annoy people are the luckiest people in the world."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: People, World)

"I'm not a big believer in a thing called luck. I believe it has a lot to do with fate and just really having a vision of the way you would see your life."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Life, Vision, Fate, Luck)

"Well, you just know, as a writer, I didn't really write one of the five best screenplays of the year. There were lots of brilliant screenplays; I was just one of the lucky ones who got nominated."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Writer)

"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)

"We're lucky, real lucky. Our friends lost their house. We just had some burning embers put holes in the screens."
- George Martin
(Related: Friends)

"The people at home don't care what your problems are. They just know that you're doing that show and you're supposed to do the best you can do. It's not a 9-5 type of job. I've considered myself very lucky to do that kind of work."
- Wink Martindale
(Related: Home, Work, People, Care, Job, Problems)

"The luck will alter and the star will rise."
- John Masefield
(Related: Luck, Will)

"There's another girl who was going to play Hilary Faye and luckily she wound up not doing it."
- Heather Matarazzo
(Related: Play)

"I'm just one of the lucky people. I have no other reason for my longevity."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: People, Longevity, Reason)

"It's just that some people are lucky and people still seem to enjoy the music."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Music, People)

"I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky."
- Brian May
(Related: Life, Garden)

"I'm a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game."
- Willie Mays
(Related: People, Baseball, Help, Problems, Years)

"A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised. Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard, you might get lucky and get what you want."
- Martina McBride
(Related: Work, Want)

"I've been lucky - I've been an actor for eight years and I've never been out of work."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Work, Actor, Years)

"The average life spans of many bands are not that long, up to five years if they are lucky."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Life, Years)

"The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?"
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Luck)

"I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities."
- David McCullough
(Related: Education, Mother, Father, Stars)

"That's a powerful lucky rabbit's foot. I got the part in Gone With the Wind because of it. I got my Warner contract, thanks to it."
- Hattie McDaniel
(Related: Wind)

"I have great luck. I'm used to people dying and going away. Not used to it exactly - but I expect it. Like, whenever people go off on a trip, I save their phone messages because I think they might die."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: People, Dying, Luck)

"The last movie I did, I was very lucky: I got to work with probably the best actor of our era, Billy Bob Thornton. He's just incredible. I was like a sponge: I soaked up everything he had to say."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Work, Actor)

"I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything, because I know it's hard for people. I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish those ground rules and make it that way."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, People, Preaching, Rules, Sound, Want)

"Actually I've never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts."
- Nancy McKeon
(Related: Career, Training)

"I've always been incredibly lucky that the music that I make, other people like it."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Music, People)

"I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Time, Mind, Right)

"If I could only get people to rub my belly for good lucky and then throw money in my fountain, it'd be a perfect world."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Money, People, World)

"You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Movies, Money, Pressure)

"I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn. Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team. Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened. It was bad luck. In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Luck)

"I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show written by George and Ira Gershwin. Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: First, Songs)

"I can't speak for them, of course, but I believe that most economists would accept the view that, while you sometimes can make a score by sheer luck, you can't do it constantly, unless you're willing to put the resources in."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Luck)

"I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too."
- Wentworth Miller
"There's many times this year I've sat back and thought, I'm making a living from making things up. It's the only skill I have so I've been really lucky."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Thought, Living, Skill)

"I'm in this position where I can afford to wait, I'm lucky enough to be financially secure to not have to do anything that's thrown at me. You know the next couple of jobs are going to be pretty crucial in terms of how you're perceived by people. So I'm just waiting."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: People, Jobs, Pretty, Waiting)

"Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Fools, Fortune)

"And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions. I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don't go as far as I did on those two times."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Time, Hope, Losing)

"But I got drafted out of high school, and my mother wasn't having it. She was like, you're not about to think that you can just play ball, because if you get hurt, you're going to be out of luck."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Mother, Hurt, Luck, Play, School)

"Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you don't see or hear about me. This business is very unpredictable. A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Business, Time, Being, Choice, Luck, Right)

"I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to do as far as a career since I was nine years old."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Career, Old, Years)

"We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Kids, Luck)

"I consider myself very lucky. God has a funny way of bringing some things around and knocking you in the head with the ultimate destination. Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to. It came in His time, not mine."
- Jim Morris
(Related: Funny, Time, God)

"I'm very lucky, I'm happy with life because my experiences led me to do what I had to do. I don't have any regrets whatsoever."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Life)

"It's not that complicated. If you hear something and it makes you want to hear it again, that's the ticket. You have to be lucky enough to find geniuses, welcome them and get out of their way."
- Jerry Moss
(Related: Want)

"I was lucky enough to get to perform on stage in front of 20 million people on TV, and 150 thousand in concerts. For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star, the 15 minutes is great! It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes."
- Mark Mothersbaugh
(Related: People)

"It wasn't like I felt I was on a wave. It was just so easy. It is only afterwards that I thought I really had a bit of good luck going on there with Yazoo."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Thought, Luck)

"They're - FBI agents are some of the finest people you'll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Country, World)

"I kind of just lucked into and fell into the other profession. It was really just an outgrowth of the fact that when I was in art school, I had no money whatsoever."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Art, Money, Fact, Profession, School)

"I'm very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music - original music - in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Music, Work, Entertainment, Favorite)

"I get bored doing one thing only. I've been very lucky to explore a lot of different artistic territory and I don't see why I won't continue on that path."
- Bill Mumy
"Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Luck, Writing)

"I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't."
- Patrick Murray
(Related: First, Luck, Wives)

"Good night, and good luck."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Luck, Night)

"Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn't fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will - with luck - come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Luck, Will, Writing)

"We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it's expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Money, Today)

"So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Medical, Choice, School, Students, University, Washington)

"But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Death, Machines, Now)

"I don't believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason."
- Nelly
(Related: Luck, Reason)

"By the time I got to the hospital, I certainly realised that I had a problem because I couldn't write or print at that time, which lasted luckily only about four months. I'd gone numb here and on my tongue and the right foot a little bit."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Time, Months, Right, Tongue)

"I've been a very lucky actor."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Actor)

"I was lucky to have my wife as the art director, and it turned out to be quite something - a great success. I'm very proud of it."
- Helmut Newton
(Related: Art, Success, Wife)

"I've been lucky. I've had this history of having an appeal to more than one type of audience."
- Juice Newton
(Related: History)

"I simply have a marvellous life, a very lucky life."
- Olivia Newton-John
(Related: Life)

"Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning."
- Louis Nizer
(Related: Law, Luck)

"I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Love, Emotions, Meaning, Order, Speech)

"The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it's a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky."
- Graham Norton
(Related: People, Famous, Guests, Want)

"The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation. But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Work, People, Film, Nothing, Reputation, Vertigo)

"The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn't have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn't possibly have gone."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Education, Winning, First, Parents, University)

"The worst cynicism: a belief in luck."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Belief, Luck)

"I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that - whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Music, Film, Television, Theatre)

"I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky."
- Carroll O'Connor
"It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream."
- Tony Oliva
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Feeling, Kids)

"One lucky shot deserves another."
- Shaquille O'Neal
"With my luck, if I ever invested in General Motors, they'd bust it to Corporal!"
- Robert Orben
(Related: Luck)

"I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play."
- Eugene Ormandy
(Related: Boys, Play)

"I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Home, Accomplishments, Awards, Canada)

"I'm very lucky in that I have a good cosmetic surgeon."
- Sharon Osbourne
"Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish."
- Ovid
(Related: Fish, Luck, Will)

"The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late."
- Ovid
(Related: People, State)

"I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity."
- Carl Paladino
(Related: People, Dignity, Job, Luck, Responsibility, Road)

"I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Life)

"I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones."
- Suzy Parker
"Sheer luck. I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones."
- Suzy Parker
(Related: Luck)

"What we're always looking for is weird social issues and weird connections to make. Luckily for them, there's no shortage of material."
- Trey Parker
"We have it, we're lucky enough that we've created a show where it's not about... a family, or a kid, it's about a town."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Family)

"I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look, and with luck, a shade better."
- Norman Parkinson
(Related: People, Luck)

"You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Trust, Character, Luck)

"We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players, including our goalkeeper. Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group as the two tournament favourites Italy and Argentina."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Italy)

"I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky."
- Mandy Patinkin
"I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I'm lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that's if I'm lucky, I don't always get to have that privilege but I try always."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: Work, Privilege, World)

"I have been lucky, of course. Like, last year, if I went out, I'd have to fight to chat someone up. This year, I look exactly the same, which is really scruffy, and yet lots of people seem to have just changed their minds and decided I'm really sexy."
- Robert Pattinson
(Related: People, Fight)

"I'm getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade. I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business."
- Rob Paulsen
(Related: Business, Love, Stars, Trouble, Years)

"Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Incompetence, Laziness, Luck)

"I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Business, Work, Humanity, Interest, Luck)

"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)

"Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I'm realistic about the success I'm having and how quickly it can go away. What's important is to be smart about it."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Success, Age)

"Much of what we do in life has a huge component of luck."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Life, Luck)

"I was very lucky. Things happened, both bad and good, but I never got into real, deep trouble. But it wore me down. By the time I was 18, I was done. I didn't want to live the life any more. I needed to develop past the point that busking takes you to."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Life, Time, Deep, Past, Trouble, Want)

"Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Time, Now)

"I go from stool to stool in singles bars hoping to get lucky, but there's never any gum under any of them."
- Emo Philips
"I was in a bar the other night, hopping from barstool to barstool, trying to get lucky, but there wasn't any gum under any of them."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Night, Trying)

"Luckily, thanks to the way my parents taught me, I think I can handle the fame in the right manner."
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Related: Fame, Parents, Right)

"Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!"
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Death, Character, Luck, Man, Will, Writer)

"I'm not a pretty boy who came to town and burst out of the gate, which is a good thing, because if I was, I probably wouldn't have been good enough then. I probably wouldn't have lasted. So I was very lucky not to be pretty."
- Jeremy Piven
(Related: Pretty)

"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
- Gary Player
(Related: Work)

"I didn't believe that I'd ever be lucky enough to be able to make a living as an actor."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Actor, Living)

"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck."
- Channing Pollock
(Related: Men, Determination, Ability, Being, Luck)

"If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody."
- Abraham Polonsky
(Related: Day)

"And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980, which was quite early."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Opportunity)

"Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Time, Men, Example, Fact, Fools, Old, Praise, Youth)

"I was very lucky. My parents raised me in such a way that it never occurred to me that I wasn't equal."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Parents)

"If you can't think of what to write, tough luck; write anyway. If you can think of lots more when you've finished the three pages, don't write it; it'll be that much easier to get going next day."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Day, Luck)

"I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how."
- Dennis Quaid
(Related: Love, Acting, Luck)

"But there's no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Saying)

"Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it."
- Jerry Reed
(Related: Work, Faith, Luck)

"I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness."
- Christopher Reeve
(Related: Awareness, Congress)

"Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make."
- Alain Resnais
(Related: Movies, Purpose, Luck)

"Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Time, Acting, Insecurity)

"We all dream a lot - some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel."
- Tim Rice
(Related: Dream, Want)

"Everyone wants to pluck eyebrows. I thinned them out real thin once and it just didn't look like me."
- Denise Richards
"I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Devil)

"Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: English, Eyes, May, Opponents, Stupidity)

"We might be workers, but we are not happy go-lucky jungle bunnies."
- Slick Rick
(Related: Jungle, Workers)

"Luck is the residue of design."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Design, Luck)

"I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Home, Ideas, Community, Play, Will)

"I just feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world being able to do what I love and be able to do it all day every day if I like, you know, I mean it's great, I love it."
- Faith Ringgold
(Related: Love, Being, Day, World)

"Me a TV star? I've got to be the luckiest guy in the world."
- John Ritter
(Related: World)

"I've played American, Italian, Greek, French. I've been really lucky that way."
- Chita Rivera
(Related: American)

"I have been very lucky, I have only had one bad experience."
- Chita Rivera
(Related: Experience)

"I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Blood)

"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Meeting, Preparation)

"Seven is a lucky number, so I plan to do a lot of lucky things with my seventh place title."
- Anwar Robinson
"Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Actions, Blame, Stars)

"No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot."
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Luck)

"I did nothing but work. I made work my hobby. I was lucky that way."
- Mary Roebling
(Related: Work, Nothing)

"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)

"This is my 25th year of being on stage. A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting line with are no longer in this position. I feel very, very lucky."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: People, Being)

"I should only have been as lucky as Valentino, in the movies - I didn't have to be a gigolo. In real life."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Life, Movies)

"Luckily, I'm doing other things besides just modeling, because frankly, I'm a little bored with it."
- Rebecca Romijn
"I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Purpose, Old)

"I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Luck)

"It was lucky for me. It wasn't lucky for the nine people that got killed and the 20 that were injured."
- Barney Ross
(Related: People)

"Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game."
- Charlotte Ross
(Related: Nothing, Stars)

"My first book took five years to write and I made $1,000 on it. The second took three years and I made $3,000. All this time I was a housewife being supported by a husband. I was very lucky."
- Judith Rossner
(Related: Time, HusbBeing, First, Housewife, Years)

"Luckily, many other people tell me how they have had a particular landscape photograph of mine in their office or bedroom for 15 years and it always speaks to them strongly whenever they see it."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: People, Office, Years)

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket - you might have caught a fish."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Fish)

"The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you're really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Talent, Collaboration)

"If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Success, Talent, People, Determination, Luck, Will)

"She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Being, Spring)

"I may be plucky, but I am not stupid."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: May)

"I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Chicago, Luck, Months, Writer)

"Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck."
- George Sanders
(Related: Luck, World)

"I consider it probably one of the biggest honors to be in the Academy. There are only like 1300 actors in it, and as far as I know, you're a member for life. To this day, I'm wondering how lucky I was."
- William Sanderson
(Related: Life, Actors, Day)

"The more I practice, the luckier I get."
- Gene Sarazen
(Related: Practice)

"There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: People, First, Luck, Poor)

"Well, I'm lucky because, you see, I'll probably bounce back from this role."
- Jennifer Saunders
"I've had one very bad ankle injury but otherwise I've been incredibly lucky with my fitness. I've worked hard at it and I've always been fit even compared to other players. That sustains you through various parts of your career, but I am 36."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Fitness, Career, Injury)

"I feel lucky, happy and philosophical about it all."
- Greta Scacchi
"You seldom get that in film where you're lucky if you get any say at all in the final cut."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Film)

"I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: War, Childhood, Hunting, Years)

"I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Actor, Writer)

"The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Class, Jobs, Loss, Luck, Middle class, Months, Republican)

"I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Life, People, Vision, Day, Future, Luck, Responsibility)

"I'm so lucky to be in a situation that I can always have my daughter with me."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Daughter)

"Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible or Christian literature and learn. Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village."
- Michael Scott
(Related: Christian, Bible, Literature)

"I think we're lucky because there are very few people in life who get to do what we're doing."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Life, People)

"I started in high school to be interested in music and from there, I decided to study in college. Yeah, you're right, I did start late, but luckily, because of my schooling, I picked up a lot of ground pretty quick."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Music, College, Pretty, Quick, Right, School, Study)

"I just lived it and did my own thing without looking over my shoulder. I think I'm very lucky, considering when I started everything, and the fact that I have a masters in music, and I've always worked in music, and that's what I wanted to do."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Music, Fact)

"I was very young when we got married and I don't know why it worked out like it did or how I was smart enough to know that this was the right guy, but somehow I got lucky."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Right)

"After 14 years, it better be a real marriage, you know? We do have a great time together. We are really lucky."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Time, Marriage, Years)

"I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition, but I believe in training a great deal."
- David Selby
(Related: Intuition, May, Training)

"It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Accidents, Risk, Saying)

"It was always easy for me. I was born very rich and lucky."
- Yahoo Serious
"I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Cartoons, Newspapers)

"I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Luck, Writing)

"The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Act, Luck)

"Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Winning, Luck)

"Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football, Luck)

"See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?"
- M. Night Shyamalan
(Related: People, Miracles)

"I was lucky enough to be given books that weren't top sellers; books that were kind of under the radar."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Related: Books)

"You're lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn't. I was overweight, and I had acne."
- Carly Simon
"I don't feel any pressure from fans. But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That's not to say that I'm not happy."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Fans, Pressure, State)

"Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Home, Greed, World)

"Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Giving, Pregnancy)

"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 came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all."
- Jennifer Sky
(Related: Change, Attitude, Character, Film)

"I've obviously made a very nice amount of money. I have a very nice lifestyle. I get to do what I love. Very few actors get to do that, and even fewer are lucky enough to work steadily for 24 years."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Work, Love, Money, Actors, Years)

"The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy."
- Eddie Slovik
(Related: Life, Luck)

"Honest honey, I feel like crying every time I sit down to write you a letter... I am so unlucky."
- Eddie Slovik
(Related: Time)

"Everything happens to me. I've never had a streak of luck in my life."
- Eddie Slovik
(Related: Life, Luck)

"I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Career)

"I am exceedingly lucky that my voice, along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm, was given me at birth."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Voice)

"I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Work, Projects, Television, Variety)

"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances."
- Peter Snell
(Related: Idea, Career, Circumstances, Gold, Potential)

"To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Faith, Power, God, Truth)

"Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky."
- Solon
(Related: Man)

"Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky."
- Solon
(Related: Death, Man)

"I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Life, Music, Power, Belief, Country, Sons)

"The dice of Zeus always fall luckily."
- Sophocles
"God's dice always have a lucky roll."
- Sophocles
(Related: God)

"Luckily I have a brother who looks after my administration and my money, because I'm a total spendthrift."
- Soundarya
(Related: Money, Brother)

"I'm lucky if I find one movie a year that's worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Worth)

"Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball."
- Tris Speaker
(Related: Baseball, Luck)

"I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Life, Music, Dance, Opportunity, Kids, World)

"There is no question that everybody who works in show business is lucky because of the number of people who wish they where working in show business."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: Business, People, Question)

"When it comes to luck, you make your own."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Luck)

"I never put my arms around John Gotti, Al Capone or Lucky Luciano."
- Robert Stack
"Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Music, Career)

"You can only be lucky if you have a place to record."
- Edwin Starr
"I hate to admit that. I want to win every race, but I know that's not possible. To be in the top 25 is realistic if we have any luck this year. But anything to be in the chase or something like that is very unrealistic."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Hate, Luck, Race, Want)

"Yes, there's a luck in most things; and in none more than being born at the right time."
- Edmund C. Stedman
(Related: Time, Being, Luck, Right)

"I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Job)

"The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Conviction, Luck)

"No, but I'm really lucky, because I'm not the superhero."
- Fisher Stevens
"I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Time, Being, Hollywood, Luck, Measure, Right, Television)

"I realize I'm a very lucky man. I love what I do, I love films, TV and theatre, and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me."
- Eric Stoltz
(Related: Love, Fact, Living, Man, Theatre)

"The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: End, Tragedy)

"I have a very good life - I'm lucky enough not to be deprived."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Life)

"I get a trickling few scripts that I'm lucky enough that some of them are great. I don't get loads of scripts."
- Meryl Streep
"I am a very lucky man. I am living my life with my hobby as my profession."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Life, Living, Man, Profession)

"You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Work, Talent, Truth, Fortune, Hard work, Pursuit)

"Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny."
- Don Sutton
(Related: Luck)

"So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Life, Love, Car, Day, Luck, Right)

"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Beauty)

"A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Business, Work, Acting, Luck)

"I was one of the first of the uglies. Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter... were very pretty fellows, and that was the trend. I was one of the first of the uglies to get lucky."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: First, Pretty)

"We're very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim something that was a very special part of all our lives."
- Roger Andrew Taylor
"Good luck needs no explanation."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Luck, Needs)

"I enjoy all aspects of singing and I'm luckily given the choice to be part of different styles of music."
- Bryn Terfel
(Related: Music, Choice, Singing)

"I mean, I'm new but I've always been very interested in film making process and I've been lucky enough to work with film makers in my past that have been very encouraging to let me hang around. I get so emotionally vested - that the producer part of me was natural."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, Encouraging, Film, Past)

"I think the harder you work, the more luck you have."
- Dave Thomas
(Related: Work, Luck)

"We're quite lucky that we've got political freedoms. We should be using them."
- Mark Thomas
"I think it is an inborn talent - just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting."
- Mike Thompson
(Related: Talent, People, Luck, Painting)

"Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Luck, Nothing, Will)

"Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things."
- John Thorn
(Related: Dream, Baseball)

"You can't rely on luck. I've had some stages in my career where I've said we're going to wing it, and we've always ended up in trouble."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Career, Luck, Trouble)

"I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Father, Luck)

"There are a lot better musicians than me out there that just haven't had the luck to fall into everything like I have."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Luck, Musicians)

"I think we all appreciate it now just how lucky we are to be in a band like Judas Priest."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Now)

"Once in high school, I completely over plucked my left eyebrow all the way up to where you're not supposed to. I had no idea what I was doing and it looked terrible! My mom was like "What did you do to yourself?" I was so embarrassed."
- Ashley Tisdale
(Related: Mom, Idea, School)

"It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn't want to stay on the farm. It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Education, Challenge, College, Living, Luck, Want)

"I've just been really lucky to not be too much of a stereotype."
- Marisa Tomei
"If you're lucky enough to have a pretty girl love you and share herself and sleep with you, make that your secret. The best way to spoil love is by talking to too many people about it."
- Rip Torn
(Related: Love, People, Pretty, Sleep, Talking)

"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)

"Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course."
- Alex Trebek
(Related: Life, Importance, Luck)

"Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet."
- Pierre Trudeau
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"So now I feel I'm lucky in the respect that I can sort of pick a little more carefully, which is tricky because as a black actress, there aren't that many roles to pick from."
- Rachel True
(Related: Now, Respect)

"Everything in life is luck."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Life, Luck)

"Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Time, Needs, Singing, Today, Voice)

"People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: People, Luck)

"I wouldn't say I'm lucky, but I do take care of my body. I never drink or smoke, and I get the most out of my body."
- Terry Vaughn
(Related: Body, Care)

"I was lucky I always got along with girls. It was never like a big deal. I had a lot of girls that I was friends with that I wasn't sexual with. I think having two older sisters made me comfortable like that. I just like people, so I can just go up and say whatever."
- Vince Vaughn
(Related: People, Friends, Girls, Sisters)

"Want of pluck shows want of blood."
- Virgil
(Related: Blood, Want)

"The one time I was an actor, it happened to be in a globally dominant juggernaut. That was lucky."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Time, Actor)

"The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: Biography, Body, Luck, Sound, Vocabulary, Waking, Walking)

"I've made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Movies, Pretty)

"Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think."
- Christopher Walken
"I don't carry lucky charms, but I believe in those things."
- Christopher Walken
"I like that totally mixed up kind of eclectic group of personal props and bits of costume and I think the fun of doing that is where I was very lucky with Doctor Who."
- Lalla Ward
(Related: Fun)

"My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Success, Work, Advice, Friends, Hard work, Luck, Mentors, Support, Trying)

"I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Luck)

"Luck is where opportunity meets preparation."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"That's one of the lucky things about getting the success later on. I know how I want to dress, I know what kind of house I want to live in, I just know more about myself, and that's true about the roles I want to play and what parts of myself I want to express. You're just more in touch with yourself."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Success, Dress, Play, Want)

"I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat, which has been a good luck charm for a few years."
- Steve Waugh
(Related: Charm, Luck, Years)

"I'm lucky not to have a nine-to-five job."
- Ruby Wax
(Related: Job)

"I am lucky to have good Polish skin that doesn't wrinkle so I might be around for a few years yet."
- Ruby Wax
(Related: Skin, Years)

"If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I don't really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Successful, Want)

"I mean I don't really think about it. You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I think you're very lucky in life if you know what you want to do."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Life, Want)

"If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Attention, Reason)

"Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it."
- Frank Wedekind
(Related: Art, Fool, Luck)

"I have been very lucky to find something I am good at and can make money at... Playing with Bruce was the embodiment of everything that a little kid could dream about."
- Max Weinberg
(Related: Money, Dream)

"A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place."
- Stanley Weiser
(Related: Money, First, Fool)

"Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck."
- Orson Welles
(Related: People, Justice, Luck)

"Acting will always be my first passion, it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough to do it the rest of my life."
- Devon Werkheiser
(Related: Life, Hope, Acting, First, Passion, Rest, Will)

"I was lucky enough to meet the Material Girl twice."
- Eric West
"I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here."
- Morris West
(Related: Birds, Cosmos, Creation, Trees)

"Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on 'Press Your Luck'. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money."
- Randy West
(Related: Money, Winning, Appearance, Competition, Dawn, Day, Games, Luck)

"As I slowly managed to take what I had learned into a transition from contestant to announcer and warm-up, I first had to prove myself on pilots. And as you know, many pilots are taped for each show that is lucky enough to breakthrough to being a series."
- Randy West
(Related: Being, First)

"'Press Your Luck' was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments."
- Randy West
(Related: Luck, Moments)

"I'm lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there's ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me."
- Samuel West
(Related: Work, Shakespeare, Writer)

"Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men."
- E. B. White
(Related: Men, Luck, Self)

"English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street."
- E. B. White
(Related: Education, English, Judgment, Luck, Taste)

"AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don't give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself."
- Ryan White
(Related: Family, Mom, Sister)

"For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority."
- Theodore White
(Related: Men, Time, Control, Authority, Being, Voice)

"To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier."
- Walt Whitman
"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."
- Charlotte Whitton
(Related: Men, Women)

"In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone."
- Dar Williams
(Related: Quiet, Will)

"Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come."
- Serena Williams
(Related: Time, Court, Luck, Nothing)

"Luck is believing you're lucky."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Luck)

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Success, Failure, Luck)

"Everyone has to find their own way, it's just that I don't want to go that way myself. If a band likes being on a major and feels happy there, good luck to them."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Being, Luck, Want)

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Meeting, Preparation)

"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Meeting, Preparation)

"When you love what you do, then you're talking to one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Love, Earth, Talking)

"Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything or why you keep on moving."
- Steve Winwood
(Related: Luck, Now)

"But no, I've just been very lucky. But I've worked hard, and the harder you work, the luckier you seem to get."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Work)

"I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Army)

"But listen, I'm 29-years-old, I'm really lucky to be there and whatever happens I've been really blessed already. I have plenty of awards for this movie and if this was it for me I'd be really content."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Awards, Content)

"Projects like this don't come along very often and I feel amazingly luck to be a part of it."
- Sam Wood
(Related: Luck, Projects)

"Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I'd put myself in the latter category. But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Time, People, Leaders, Right)

"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Luck, Years)

"A lot of people don't enjoy their job, they may even hate it, but I am lucky enough to be able to make a living through my passion."
- Martin Yan
(Related: People, Hate, Job, Living, May, Passion)

"I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different."
- Carl Yastrzemski
(Related: Talent, Baseball, Career, Play)

"I feel I'd like to share my luck and my life. Being in love is the best thing in the world."
- Susannah York
(Related: Love, Life, Being, Luck, World)

"A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game."
- Cy Young
"Good luck is a residue of preparation."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Luck, Preparation)

"I was also very lucky to be a teammate of two of the greatest players to have ever played the game. I learned very early on by playing for Frank Robinson and with Henry Aaron that even the greatest players in the game were just one of the guys."
- Robin Yount
"I was also lucky to play for an owner, Bud Selig, who truly cared about his players. He'd call me into his office once in a while when he knew things weren't going so well. And it's funny. Every time I left there I always felt like something good was about to happen."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Time, Funny, Office, Play)

"The average rap life is two or three albums. You're lucky to get to your second album in rap!"
- Jay Z
(Related: Life, Rap)

"For a change, lady luck seemed to be smiling on me. Then again, maybe the fickle wench was just lulling me into a false sense of security while she reached for a rock."
- Timothy Zahn
(Related: Change, Lady, Luck, Security, Sense)

"Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish."
- Timothy Zahn
(Related: Illusion, Luck)

"I do think I'm lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Love, Life, Actor)

"I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Life, People, Day, Football, Kids, Poor, Struggle)

"I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Dream, World)

"I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Life, Challenge, Luck, May)

"I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born - but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: People, Luck, Succeed)

"Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie, but in our experience, we realized there's also a component of luck involved in this business. We had absolutely the most competent people in the studio working on the release and ad campaign."
- David Zucker
(Related: Business, Experience, People, Luck)

"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck."
- Carl Zuckmayer
(Related: Life, Discipline, Luck)

"Luckily, he was in the process of moving to France at the time, anyway. But if he had stayed in the States, I don't know how he would have handled that, because it was getting pretty crazy. I mean, a celebrity which he really did not welcome. And I can't blame him."
- Terry Zwigoff
(Related: Time, Blame, Celebrity, France, Pretty, states)