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Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
by Aaron Allston

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

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
- Aaron Allston

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

 

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.
- Aaron Allston

There are two types of people in the world,
and I'm one of them.
- Aaron Allston

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Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
- Aaron Allston

Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
- Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

No one pays me to be nice.
- Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
- Aaron Allston

I'm content to stand on tradition.
I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

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

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow

Everything in life is luck.
- Donald Trump

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

Luck is a dividend of sweat.
The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

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

I may have had a lot of luck in my life,
but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
- Zinedine Zidane

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

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look,
and with luck, a shade better.
- Norman Parkinson

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

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

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
- Denzel Washington

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

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

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

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.
- Pierre Trudeau

Luck, be a lady tonight.
- Frank Loesser

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
- E. B. White

Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard,
and keep the faith.
Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it.
- Jerry Reed

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Robert Sheckley

How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?
- William Dean Howells

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

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

Everything happens to me.
I've never had a streak of luck in my life.
- Eddie Slovik

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

Good luck needs no explanation.
- Shirley Temple

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

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

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character,
and conscientious observance of duty.
- James Russell Lowell

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

Luck's always to blame.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Luck is of little moment to the great general,
for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
- Titus Livius

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

People who have expertise or the luck to have rehearsal
time with cameras have it over people who don't.
- William Hurt

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

Most of us regard good luck as our right,
and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.
- William Feather

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
- James Cash Penney

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

Sure, luck means a lot in football.
Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
- Don Shula


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