Quotation Explorer - 'Luck'

I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky. - Oprah Winfrey
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. - Charles Victor Cherbuliez
If luck wouldn't find him, he would do his best to make his own. - Michael Punke
Eighteen and stupid happens to everyone, I guess. If you survive it, it's probably half luck, and half having the right people in your life to watch out for you. - Joe Hill
Luck is merely a product of the happily delusional mind. - Lois Greiman
Good luck in a way is bad luck not occurring, but the world wants stories of how bad luck happened, and how good luck played a savior. - Daya Kudari
You want me to join your group of demon hunters," I can’t believe I just said that out loud, "because of a can of pepper spray and a boat load of luck? You’re insane. - Bill Blais
I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck. - Henry Ward Beecher
Family’s the luck of the draw, Lena. What you make of yourself, because of or despite it, that’s where the spine and heart come in. - Nora Roberts
But give thanks, at least, that you still have Frost's poems; and when you feel the need of solitude, retreat to the companionship of moon, water, hills and trees. Retreat, he reminds us, should not be confused with escape. And take these poems along for good luck! - Robert Graves
Luck is just the result of a positive mental attitude. - Kevin J. Donaldson
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. - Stephen Leacock
Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. - Langston Coleman
Good luck is just bad luck with its hair combed. - Stephen King
If you don’t think screenwriting is a work of art, good luck in your life without a soul. - A.D. Posey
When there is confusion as who to select between the two individuals for the confidential work, it is apparently worth to put the confidence on a person who believes in Luck than one who doesn't. - Anuj Somany
Luck is what you have left over after you give 100%. - Langston Coleman
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
The groom should not see you in the dress just before the wedding, that’s bad luck. You know what’s worst luck? Is getting married, itself. I’ve read studies. It’s like 2 out of 3 of those end in divorce, sometimes more. 3 out of 2, some. - Hank Moody
Luck and nature shapes our imagination. - Kishore Bansal
Luck Doesn't Exist in one's world, its the unexplainable and the unexpected that makes some question fate - Elliot Kesebonye
It is bad luck to be superstitious. - Andrew W. Mathis
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. - William Shakespeare
It’s a race between your foolishness and your allotted days. Good luck. - Mark Slouka
If you want good luck; you must go out there and search for that luck!! Because luck is waiting for you to look for it. - Temitope Owosela
I didn't born to sit in the corner to cry on my luck , i was born to make the impossible possible..لم أولد لأجلس في الزاوية وأبكي على حظي ، لقد ولدت لأجعل من المستحيل ممكنا - Hicham LM Kamelionaire
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. - Ernest Hemingway
There is, perhaps, no more dangerous man in the world than the man with the sensibilities of an artist but without creative talent. With luck such men make wonderful theatrical impresarios and interior decorators, or else they become mass murderers or critics. - Dame Edna Everage
Think about it: Here you are, two ambitious, opinionated, stressed-out adults, trying to live in the same house together, prosper together, maybe raise kids together, and, with any luck, take pleasure in spending the rest of your natural-born lives together. This is not easy. - Paula Szuchman ; Jenny Anderson
Don't act so callous to blank out good friends who failed on their way to success, just because something unusual hindered them, but you meandered out by a stroke of luck. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I was out of salt so I threw pepper over my left shoulder for luck and the poor guy behind me almost sneezed himself to death. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. - James A. Garfield
Some day my boat will come in, and with my luck I'll be at the airport. - Graffito
The power of our subconscious thoughts and desires attracts good luck. - Debasish Mridha
Entrepreneurship isn't about luck, it's about vision, time management, creativity, determination and goals. - Onyi Anyado
Learn to recognize good luck when it's waving at you, hoping to get your attention. - Sally Koslow
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 opportunity is and what isn’t." - Lucille Ball
Good music always defeats bad luck. - Jack Vance
Be free, work hard, be brave, good luck will find you. - Auliq Ice
Diligence is the mother of good luck. - American Proverb
Wondering why a person who has made the most of the wealth in own life through LUCK only; says, most often, to the people the most about the importance of HARD WORK in their lives. - Anuj Somany
The commendable efforts of preachers to Europe is that people began to understand that wealth and success is not a matter of luck. - Sunday Adelaja
Fantasize that everything around you is bringing you LUCK! - Harrish Sairaman
Luck is the way the dust settles when God passes by. - Christopher Presz
Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson
Luck is the bastard child of Fate and Destiny. - Carroll Bryant
There is not a single job ever got by running after it and never any client acquired by chasing a prospect, in fact everything in life happened by serendipity only so if it’s still not all LUCK then what? - Anuj Somany
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunities are like night owls. They like to streak naked and howl at the moon. A lot of success in life comes down to luck. So put yourself in a position to get lucky. Because you know what happens if you don't go out? Nothing. - Ari Gold
Everyone gets everything in their lives only as per an invisible God's plan called LUCK. - Anuj Somany
Believe in Luck only when yo can direct it into a possible outcome - Subham Dwivedi
When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. - Oscar Wilde
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along, and you're prepared for it. - Denzel Washington
That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain. Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it. (to Inara) Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint. - Joss Whedon
But bad luck makes good stories. - Bernard Evslin
Luck is flow and force. There's no power that can fully take that into account, fate is still wavering. - Nobuyuki Fukumoto
You don't just 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
Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested. - Paulo Coelho
With luck and resolution and good guidance.. the human mind can survive not only poverty, nut even wealth.
We couldn’t believe our luck, and for a little while it felt like we were on some big train rolling down a hill, and all we cared about was how great it felt to be going fast. - Meg Rosoff
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. - Ellen Goodman
Luck is only important insofar 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
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P. J. O'Rourke
Some days you just get lucky… Other days you wait patiently for luck to happen - Destin Sparks
I fixed my eyes on the larget cloud, as if, when it passed out of my sight, I might have the good luck to pass with it. - Sylvia Plath
My mind is sharp, my luck is fast, nothing is impossible for me. - Tanmaya Guru
Like some people are bad at math, some people are bad at talking to women. And some at both, now that’s luck I guess. - Daya Kudari
There’s randomness and there’s the demand and supply ratio. And both of these combine to stop the average man from making it big. More it happens, more is our guy forced to believe in luck. Decades, my friend, you know what that does to a man. - Daya Kudari
But we're not humanity, we're just one culture - one culture out of hundreds of thousands that have lived their vision on this planet and sung their song. If it were humanity that needed changing, then we'd be out of luck. But it isn't humanity that needs changing, it's just...us. - Daniel Quinn
It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
Happiness is no luck, its decision a choice. - Abdul Mueed
A broken mirror means good luck if you want it to. - Marty Rubin
In my youth, it was my good luck to have a few good teachers, men and women, who came into my head and lit a match. - Yann Martel
See a man as a good opportunity and that is what he becomes. See him as bad luck and he becomes your headache. - Paul Bamikole
I've found that busting your ass on a daily basis to make your art good, clear, and meaningful creates the most luck. - Don Roff
It is through strength of character, not luck, do we form the predictable path of our future. - Shannon L. Alder
A sunshine can bring opportunities for a person's life and you should never be disappointed if it shines on you because if you disregard it, you will miss the moment of great luck. - Saaif Alam
Interest is never enough. If it doesn't haunt you, you'll never write it well. What haunts and obsesses you may, with luck and labour, interest your readers. What merely interests you is sure to bore them. (from Workbook) - Steven Heighton
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. - Wilsin Mizner
Some people are just quitters, man they just give up, and the rest of us are dreamers without any luck. - Danny Aspinall
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe. - Robert Heinlein
Make your own luck, and then share it with others. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We’ve had bad luck with our kids they’ve all grown up. - Christopher Morley
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? - Jean Cocteau
Go and wake up your luck. - Persian Proverb
It is impossible to make your own luck without the ingredient of hard work. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It’s human nature to find patterns where there are none and to find skill where luck is a more likely explanation. - William J. Bernstein
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
So doesn't that make the universe a giant lottery, then? You purchase a ticket when you're born. And it's all just random whether you get a good ticket or a bad ticket. It's all just luck. - R.J. Palacio
A broken mirror is good luck if you want it to be. - Marty Rubin
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.
Life is full of different opportunities and decisions to make, and these decisions are what mold our future and destiny, and the results of these decisions are a product of hard work and determination and just maybe a little bit of luck. - Telson Erebor
The most important thing I gained from my travels was the knowledge that one could achieve anything with determination and an ounce of luck. - Stefan Waydenfeld
Men who know are secure and Men who don’t know believe in luck. - L. Ron Hubbard
Luck often sides with the able. - R. A. Delmonico
You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two. - Michael Chabon
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. - Charles Baudelaire
Regardless of whether luck or coincidence is involved, desires directed in the right way have a tendency to manifest. - Stephen Richards
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. - Iris Murdoch
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
The fault lies with us, and only us. It's not fate, not genetics, not bad luck, and it's definitely not Mom and Dad. Ultimately it's us and our choices...but the most powerful spectacular thing is that the solution rests with us as well. - Louise Penny
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. - John Hay
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
It's courage, not luck, that takes us through to the end of the road. - Ruskin Bond
What makes you believe, that you are the only person with so much problems and bad luck? If you wear everyone’s shoes, you will certainly understand that the whole world is drowning in crisis and even you are not among them. - M.F. Moonzajer
What is a seer? A man who with luck tells the truth sometimes, with frequent falsehoods, but when his luck deserts him, collapses then and there.
A fool believes that math adds up, but also believes that they can master luck. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
I don’t think carrying an umbrella during monsoons is luck. - Daya Kudari
If you fall from a plane onto a river, and survived, it is luck, but if you fall from a plane onto asphalt ground, and survived, then that is a miracle. - M.F. Moonzajer
He who does not venture has no luck. - Mexican Proverb
Asking me why don't I think Gods exist, is one thing. But asking me why don't I "Believe" Jesus is real, is you pushing your luck. - Andrea L'Artiste
Hope Love Grace Luckthere is space between them because you can't hanle them if all four comes at once...enjoy hope ,,,,definitely love will come to you with a small gap,and so grace and luck too. - pavankumar nagaraj
No matter whether you believe in luck or chance, the final decision is from yourself. - Stephen Richards
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. - Anne Tyler
You think and it's done, It's a luck not a talent. - Sohail Umar
To lead a blameless life you must curb your passions , and whatever misfortune may befall you cannot be ascribed by anyone to want of good luck, or attributed to fate; these words are devoid of sense, and all fault will rightly fall on your own head. - Giacomo Casanova
Marriage is more about work than about divine luck, more about finding someone to love than about finding someone to meet your own laundry list of personal needs. - Mark Gungor
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 Bulwer-Lytton
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. - Harry Golden
Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
I love surprises and coincidences. I love them even more when I don't pass them off as luck, but rather recognize them as a sign that my life's course is right on track.
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
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
Clear skies, cousin". Good luck, he means. There are never clear skies on Avon, no blue, no stars. But we don't give up hope, and we use those words to remind ourselves. Clear skies will come, one day. - Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Luck is a dance of possibilities and opportunities. - Debasish Mridha
Remember that wasted minute at the start of the day? Hard luck but you'll never find it again. - Cleveland W. Gibson
It's awful bad luck to bring a woman aboard the ship.""It's awful worse luck not to. - Johnny Depp
F.B.I and C.I.A use coded words.... Don't be stupid, remove everything which shows the location. Good Luck Killer :)! - Deyth Banger
If you push your luck too hard, fortune's muscles might tear. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey
Good luck beats early rising. - Irish Proverb
Trust, no amount of efforts in terms of a hard work will ever work to produce the desired results unless and until it is coupled with a good luck. - Anuj Somany
Old people really do have a secret though. You wanna know what it is? Luck. - Craig Ferguson
So when they win, it's their hard workAnd when they lose, it's their bad luck - Sanhita Baruah
Why is it no one sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose. - Dorothy Parker
Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. - The Talmud
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance. - James Baldwin
How would you complete with people who are more talented, more popular, who get better training, better mentoring and who get their share of luck, without some luck? - Daya Kudari
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca
A challenge to your bad luck is your confidence. Your confidence, you and your patience is your good luck. - Dhiraj Das
What luck for rulers that men do not think. - Adolf Hitler
Anyone who does not know how to make the most of his luck has no right to complain if it passes by him. - Miguel de Cervantes
Despite my height, ignorance, heartbreaks, insecurity, criticism, competition, my skin color, that voice in my head that says 'No way', bad luck, a tight budget, insults, fear, flaws, failure and opposition. I believe in myself. - Manasa Rao Saarloos
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. - Ellen Goodman
Don’t waste your energy & time on things you cannot change, instead pray & change your luck. - Syed Mustafa Faraz Ahmad
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