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Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
by Spock

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

Related topics: Cynical Religion

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

 

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

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In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say.
- Anais Nin

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.
- Eberhard Weber

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor,
but it's a completely random process.
- Meryl Streep

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some
random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
- Franz Kafka

One of the best things about paintings is their silence -
which prompts reflection and random reverie.
- Mark Stevens

I understand how hard it is to talk to people about MS.
You don't want pity or random advice.
- Teri Garr

Random chance plays a huge part in everybody's life.
- Gary Gygax

If a terrorist group wanted to hit Britain,
all they'd have to do is kill 100 random celebrities.
The country would have a nervous breakown.
- Chris Morris

That's the way both they and I travel sometimes.
Pick road at random, and when it's time to pull over,
you pull over and hope you can find a place to crash.
- Jello Biafra

Your instinct, rather than precision stabbing,
is more about just random bludgeoning.
- Simon Pegg

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven,
without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
- Thomas More

At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective
thing that can't win for everyone,
while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random
symbol for petty tribal behavior.
- John Carmack

Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random,
useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Detroit was kind of a random thing where it was like
a chance to be in a rock 'n' roll movie.
- Edward Furlong

It's a lot of random situations that combine in a certain
volatile form and create a bigger-than-
the-whole situation that nobody could have predicted.
- Paul Kantner

With random urinalysis, there's a clear choice -
either get high or go to jail.
- Brian Baird

Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Sometimes I will click on a random sequence of notes-
not to actually use it in a song,
but to see if I can find maybe a simple pattern that I can build off of.
- Ken Hill

O!
many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
- Walter Scott

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward,
safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
- Princess Diana

The payoffs in showbiz seemed as random as a slot machine.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions,
their decisions will be random.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The following Wednesday, I opted to go with Random House.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had
to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness
or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?
- Joan D. Vinge

Know what you're trying to do before you do it.
Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more
than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let
you paint a nice picture.
- Steve Albini

My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes.
Very random and similar to automatic writing.
- Brian Eno

The Syrian regime is helping the insurgency in Iraq
and allowing all kinds of militants to come in and out,
and go to Iraq to attack random soldiers and innocent people.
- Walid Jumblatt

I've never been convinced that experience is linear,
circular, or even random.
It just is.
I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it,
to bring meaning to it.
- Toni Cade Bambara

The balance of evidence both from the cell-free system
and from the study of mutation,
suggests that this does not occur at random,
and that triplets coding the same amino acid may well be rather similar.
- Francis Crick

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission.
But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist
attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a
housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
- A. B. Yehoshua

Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random.
When you call up a word processing program on your computer,
you don't want it to be different every time you call it up.
You want it to stay the same.
- Rupert Sheldrake

I like to do chill things on dates.
I think it would be fun to go to the zoo.
I know it's really weird and random,
but I love animals.
It'd be like a day of doing silly things,
while enjoying nature.
- Ashlee Simpson

Although I insist that God has always had the power
to intervene directly in nature to create new forms,
I am willing to be per-suaded that He chose not to
do so and instead employed secondary natural causes
like random mutation and natural selection.
- Phillip E. Johnson

The main thing I'm into is going about on a bike,
taking random routes; I'm really into the idea of making up journeys,
and just seeing where they take you,
because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.
- Tom Jenkinson

The purpose of random testing is not to catch,
punish, or expose students who use drugs,
but to save their lives and discover abuse problems
early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment.
- John Walters

The visa lottery system poses a national security threat.
Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen
at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck.
- Bob Goodlatte

But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer
you find that because of the very structure of matter
and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism,
evolution is not random at all.
It will tend to follow certain paths.
- Kevin Kelly

I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front
even during the days of the Nice,
going back to 1968.
Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at
random and trying to make some sense of them,
improvising back to front.
- Keith Emerson

Do feuds ever end?
Only when both sides shake hands,
and agree that there is no winner, no loser,
only people who have wearied of fighting
and desire to live in peace.
For many years, Northern Ireland was locked
in a murderous and seemingly unending feud.
The key to ending the feud was a shared commitment
that peace was more important than vengeance.
That is always the choice to be made.
The organizers of an April 10, 2009
joint Protestant-Catholic commemoration
of the Northern Ireland dead,
comprised of members of the once-outlawed Sinn Fein
as well as their once-avowed enemies,
referred to, "the terrible, random nature
of death in war and civil conflict."
Some lessons have been learned, many more remain.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes in my class I have people come in and do
monologues inspired by people they know and I always
find that to be useful to do specifics about somebody
and then you're actually doing a character and not
doing some random old lady or something.
- Amy Poehler

Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it,
is not a random observation of random objects;
for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge
is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action.
- Karl Jaspers

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

He who trusts all things to chance,
makes a lottery of his life
- Proverb

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries


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