Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 391
Things Largely

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.

- Aaron Allston

Championship Side

To win a championship, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side.

- Abby Wambach

Doing Studio

Friends give me a hard time about the pants I'm wearing, which are made in China. Well, how do you find the right clothes? Or the right movie studio? The right people giving you checks? Good luck doing the right thing all the time.

- Adam McKay

Dream Been

My success has been as full of luck as a crapshooter's dream.

- Adolphe Menjou

A Good Thing Works

I don't know if that's a year's bad luck, or if that's how it works. But stealing a Christmas tree - that can't be a good thing, karma-wise.

- Adrian McKinty

Stop Including

I absolutely don't believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck.

- Al Alvarez

Good Luck I Wish

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

Work Never

With a little bit of luck, you'll never work!

- Alan Jay Lerner

Lucky England

There is a lot of luck in football. Following England is like following Wycombe Wanders or Leyton Orient. You hope for the best and hope you are lucky.

- Alan Sugar

Thought Other

I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.

- Alec Baldwin

Importance Minimize

Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.

- Alex Trebek

Good Luck Tell

Jessica Alba. I have the biggest crush on her, I can't even tell you. I met her in Vancouver when she was filming 'Good Luck Chuck.'

- Alexander Ludwig

Good Luck Threshold

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

More Goes

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

Good Luck Afterwards

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

Winning Could

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

Good Luck Accessible

Losing one's mother to a car crash at age four isn't a readily accessible idea of good luck, but I've come to accept it as the condition that was required for my luck to fall into place.

- Allegra Huston

Business Next

A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next.

- Amber Tamblyn

Other Some

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

Always Read

When my mother read 'The Joy Luck Club', she was always complaining to me how she had to tell her friends that, no, she was not the mother or any of the mothers in the book.

- Amy Tan

Bad Works

My mother believed in curses, karma, good luck, bad luck, feng shui. Her amorphous set of beliefs showed me you can pick and choose the qualities of your philosophy, based on what works for you.

- Amy Tan

My Life I Think

Luck is in every part of China. Many Chinese stores and restaurants have the word 'luck' in their names. The idea is that, just by using the word 'luck' in names of things, you can attract more of it. I think that's true in my life as well. You attract luck because you go after it.

- Amy Tan

Good Luck Dads

When moms and dads put their kids in acting class, good luck. Because you're just filling them with stuff they don't need yet.

- Anna Chlumsky

Always Call

People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.

- Anne Tyler

Deny Certainly

Luck certainly had a hand in my good fortune. I can't deny that. But it came down to more than luck.

- Anthony Scaramucci

May Then

I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.

- Antony Beevor

May Pessimism

I believe passionately in preemptive pessimism, especially before a book comes out. I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales, and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.

- Antony Beevor

Sights Might

I worried she might spend an afternoon chatting with me about the sights and then wish me best of luck.

- Arthur Golden

Very Plays

I feel luck plays a vey crucial role in determining the success of the book. Marketing a book is also very important. You need to try all tricks in the trade.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Communication Other

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

- Charles Baudelaire

My Life Deal

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

Good Lot

One time, I gave Chris Martin a My Little Pony for good luck. He said, 'Oh, you should keep it,' but I was like, 'You guys probably need it a lot more than I do.' I said that to Coldplay!

- Charli XCX

Dancing About

There's something about 'Strictly Come Dancing.' Everywhere I go, people wish me good luck; cabbies toot their horns. It's lovely. I have a theory: in straitened times, there's nothing like a bit of unapologetic escapism.

- Cherie Lunghi

Greens Lot

No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot.

- Chi Chi Rodriguez

Skill Eighty

So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill.

- Chris LeDoux

Fate Karma

I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you.

- Chris Pine

Voice Obama

The last time I saw Ted Kennedy was a generation after my first meeting, at the Senate subway below the Capitol on Obama's Inauguration Day. He was his usual gregarious and gracious self - with beaming smile and booming voice wishing my husband and me good luck with our pregnancy and expressing his excitement about the new president.

- Christine Pelosi

Bad Physique

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.

- Christopher Isherwood

Parenting Bad

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.

- Christopher Morley

Natural Took

Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.

- Chuck Norris

Movie TV

It's amazing because people come up to me and say, 'Chuck, you're the luckiest guy in the world to be a world karate champion and a movie and TV star.' When they say this to me, I kind of smile because luck had nothing to do with it; God had everything to do with it.

- Chuck Norris

Ending Certainly

There's certainly a huge element of luck in me ending up where I've ended up.

- Clive Owen

Bad About

'Jurassic Park' isn't about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation.

- Colin Trevorrow

Believe Real

I believe in luck. My luck's real streaky.

- D. B. Sweeney

Ready Identify

You have to identify your shot and be 'Push your luck' ready for it.

- D. B. Sweeney

Voice Frontier

It's my luck to be at the frontier of what looks to be a resurrection of roots music on the international scene. That's really what reggae music is about: that voice against oppression and struggle.

- Damian Marley

Birthday Cards

My great-grandmother lived to be 100 years old, so I got to know her. She always sent us birthday cards that had $2 bills inside - we kept them for good luck.

- Dana Perino

Sometimes Still

Sometimes I still can't believe my luck.

- David Bailey

Cut Very

In the rare cases where I've had to cut a company loose, I just tell them why and wish them luck and hope they learn something from it. I don't spend more mental energy on it than I have to, and I try very hard not to hold a grudge or try to negatively affect them either. It's just done for me.

- David Cohen

Good Luck Based

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

Becoming Scientist

Becoming a bird ecologist was just luck! I had the chance to be a field assistant for a scientist working in the Galapagos Islands, and while I was there, I saw a particular problem in behavioral biology that I wanted to solve and, in the process, made myself into a bird ecologist.

- David J. Anderson

Tenth Within

Why is it that if you hit a shot to within a tenth of an inch of the hole, it's a great shot, but if it goes in, it's luck?

- David L. Wolper

Sometimes Role

Great actors can transform, but sometimes there's just this person who speaks right to the role. When they walk in the room, you know they're that character. That is something you can't teach an actor; that's something that's luck and chance.

- David Leitch

Other Very

We have this myth that if you work hard, you can accomplish anything. It's not a very American thing to say, but I don't think that's true. It's true for a lot of people, but you need other things to succeed. You need luck, you need opportunity, and you need the life skills to recognize what an opportunity is.

- David Lindsay-Abaire

Own Your

I'm not saying people shouldn't apply themselves and work hard. You do have to try to make your own luck. But I know people firsthand who worked incredibly hard, who were really smart, who never got into trouble, and still didn't get a break.

- David Lindsay-Abaire

Through Needs

You get rich through luck. You get rich through crime. You get rich through fulfilling the needs of another. You can be as greedy as you like. If you can't do one of those three things, you ain't going to get any money.

- David Mamet

Nature Makes

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

Studio Movie

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

Bad Republican

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

Rest Prepare

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

Humor Think

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

Deal Other

I am tired of being roasted. I had a great deal of hard luck while manager of the team and somehow or other couldn't get the best out of the material I had at hand.

- Joe Kelley

Cost Fortune

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

Good Luck Give

I give as much as I can, and it's up to someone else to turn it into a movie. Good luck to you!

- John C. Reilly

Stupid Always

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

Been Full Advantage

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

Career Deal

Luck has had a great deal to do with my career.

- John Glover

Work Good Luck

I don't rely on feng shui. I believe hard work brings us good luck and success.

- John Gokongwei

Amount Considerable

There is no doubt that I was blessed with a considerable amount of luck.

- John Gurdon

Everyone Minimize

No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck.

- John Jakes

Some Putting

So much luck! I'm not putting myself down, I'm not saying I don't have talent - I must have, to have got this far - but I honestly believe that some of the greatest actors in America are tending bar and waiting tables and driving taxis, and it will never happen for them.

- John Mahoney

Star Will

The luck will alter and the star will rise.

- John Masefield

Leader Bad

As a leader, you don't get too high on the highs or let the bumps balance down. Every leader over time has probably equal amount of good luck or bad luck - or, you could argue, has good opportunities or challenges.

- John T. Chambers

Lucky Choice

Acting is a mix of luck and choice. I got lucky.

- John Travolta

Love Think

In between jobs, you think your luck has run out, but they keep on letting me do what I love to do. I really can't complain.

- Jon Tenney

Still Horrible

I still have horrible luck with girls.

- Jonathan Bennett

Good Luck Allowed

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

My Life Fired

Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.

- Jose Saramago

Destiny A Good Thing

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

Rest Question

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.

- Josephine Baker

Proud Project

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

Here Brought

A combination of tenacity and luck brought me here today.

- Judy Sheindlin

Always Like

I'm like a teenage boy - I eat like one and know as much cooking as one. Neither do I bake, and I can always be counted on to bring the wine to a pot luck.

- Julia London

New Which

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

Last Oscar

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

Underestimate Learned

You cannot underestimate the value of luck in success in life. And I've really learned to appreciate that.

- Azim Premji

Think Like

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

Leadership Amount

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

- Barbara Sher

Want Still

You can blow on the dice all you want, but whether they come up 'seven' is still a function of random luck.

- Barry Ritholtz

Need How

Look, sometimes, no matter how hard you try, sometimes you need a bit of luck.

- Bear Grylls

Good Luck Die

I don't like expeditions where it is a total lottery whether you live or die. You have to keep those sort of good luck cards for rare occasions!

- Bear Grylls

My Life Other

Talk to people no one else is talking to. Who would have thought that giving a speech at a funeral at age 12 would introduce me to a man who would introduce me to my first business contact who would introduce me to several other important people in my life. That's luck. That's randomness.

- Ben Casnocha

Work Idea

A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.

- Guy Kawasaki

Access Through

As a former recipient of these services I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of TANF recipients are hard-working Americans who are down on their luck, and just want an opportunity to better their lives and those of their family through work and access to education.

- Gwen Moore

Difficult Nothing

It's difficult because nothing's preordained by plan and you can't control it. That's one of those joys and thrills and nerve-racking realities of being an actor. A lot has to do with luck, no matter what your talent or contribution can be.

- Benedict Cumberbatch

Mother Good Luck

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

- Benjamin Franklin

Next Other

I'm currently working on a romantic comedy between me and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So my next step is to write something so mind-blowingly spectacular that he has no other choice but to agree to do it! Wish me luck.

- Haley Webb

Work Overcomes

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

- Harry Golden

Waiting Could

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

Talent Having

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

- Hector Berlioz