Quotes of the Day for 13 July 2012 – Luck
I do believe in luck, but I'm not superstitious. I'm occasionally cautious: I don't walk under ladders as a general rule, but that's from an understanding of ladders and gravity rather than doubt about my luck. But when it comes to choosing themes for the quotes, I never have enough easy ones. When Friday the 13th rolls around I roll out the luck quotes, if I'm paying enough attention. Alas, I missed it last year, which only had one, and though 2012 has three occurrences, I nearly missed them all (January, April, and today). I'm not sure, but somehow I think it must be unlucky to go too long without quotes on Luck.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.
- Christopher Isherwood, 1904 - 1986
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
- Joyce Carol Oates
Never have your wallet with you onstage. It's bad luck. You shouldn't play the piano with money in your pocket. Play like you need the money.
- Tom Waits
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock, 1880 - 1946
No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck.
- Erich Maria Remarque, 1898 - 1970
You've got to be smart and you've got to be lucky — and you've got to know which is which.
- Donna Dubinsky
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