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Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose.
by Alain Resnais

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose.
You make the films you can make.
- Alain Resnais

The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
- Alain Resnais

Since we had little money and few documents,
we had nothing.
- Alain Resnais

I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

 

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking,
but you have to make a living and it is miraculous
to earn a living working in film.
- Alain Resnais

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

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I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
I said, Something is going on here.
- Alain Resnais

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the
way it happens in our heads;
that was the idea.
- Alain Resnais

I never thought of becoming a director.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to
the talkies had an impact on me -
I still watch silent films.
- Alain Resnais

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
- Alain Resnais

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

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

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

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

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

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

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

Everything in life is luck.
- Donald Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've had bad luck with both my wives.
The first one left me and the second one didn't.
- Patrick Murray

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

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

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

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
- Oprah Winfrey

In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths
of seconds apart from each other.
- Jacky Ickx

Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to
stick around it's because you're talented.
- Whoopi Goldberg

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
- Douglas MacArthur

Give luck a chance to happen.
- Tom Kite

It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
- Frank Howard Clark

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

Hopefully it'll give us a bit of luck on the night,
but I'm not really a superstitious person.
- Steven Gerrard

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 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

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
- James A. Garfield

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
- Gene Tierney

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

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

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

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

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste,
judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck,
like getting across the street.
- E. B. White

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

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

Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything
or why you keep on moving.
- Steve Winwood

What we call luck is the inner man externalized.
We make things happen to us.
- Robertson Davies

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

I don't believe in luck.
I believe everything happens for a reason.
- Nelly

I love acting and making your own luck.
You have to recreate yourself, I guess.
Although, I don't know how.
- Dennis Quaid

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the
bad luck that follows boasting.
- Gertrude Stein

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

Be grateful for luck.
Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds.
And don't hate nobody.
- Eubie Blake

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

Luck, be a lady tonight.
- Frank Loesser

I haven't done a marathon for a long time.
So we'll see.
I will need good luck.
- Haile Gebrselassie

Good luck has its storms.
- George Lucas

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

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


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