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Accidents Quotes

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Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

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The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space
shuttle program is very high-risk,
and are prepared for accidents.
- Sally Ride

 

I want to be remembered for the work that I've done,
rather than the car accidents that I've gotten into,
the men that I've not dated - or the man that I have.
- Lindsay Lohan

Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible.
The accidental reveals man.
- J. B. Priestley

The accidental causes of science are only accidents
relatively to the intelligence of a man.
- Chauncey Wright

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Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity
and there are many accidents.
It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash.
- Hermann Maier

We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than
we protect guns from accidents by children.
- Gloria Estefan

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who,
by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances,
are brought into closer connection with you.
- Augustine of Hippo

It's going to be a season with lots of accidents,
and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something
really serious doesn't happen.
- Ayrton Senna

Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents,
air raids, and any other major crisis always seems
to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?
- Shirley Booth

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen?
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to
plan your day and your life as accidents will happen,
you'll overhear things, bump into people,
and take unexpected turns.
- Jason Schwartzman

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent
of all accidents involving falling objects.
- Dave Barry

I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance.
But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I have deposited some of my journals here for fear of accidents.
- William John Wills

Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
- John Dos Passos

I don't think there's any accidents in my life.
- Billy Ray Cyrus

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace,
making the best of circumstances.
- Aristotle

I stop and look at traffic accidents.
I won't hang around, but when I hear something is terrible,
as bad as it is, I've gotta look at it.
- Norman Lear

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

There are no small accidents on this circuit.
- Ayrton Senna

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents,
but grow out of the very essence of religion,
namely, its absolute claims.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
to interferences and accidents,
they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt
disruption of normal activities.
- Jurgen Habermas

Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents,
happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
- Plato

Communities and neighborhoods are affected.
Idling trains, traffic backups, grade crossing accidents
and other safety issues all affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
- Bill Lipinski

A healthy human environment is one in which we try
to make sense of our limits,
of the accidents that can always befall us and the
passage of time which inexorably changes us.
- Rowan Williams

There have been two great accidents in my life.
One was the trolley, and the other was Diego.
Diego was by far the worst.
- Frida Kahlo

I don't believe in accidents.
There are only encounters in history.
There are no accidents.
- Pablo Picasso

The Act of God designation on all insurance policies;
which means,
roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents
that are most likely to happen to you.
- Alan Coren

We have all read tragic stories in our local papers
about gun accidents as a result of misuse.
As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility
by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to
store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
- Ron Lewis

Spirit of place!
It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety;
and where it is a strong and dominant angel,
that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory
with all its own accidents,
its habits, its breath, its name.
- Alice Meynell

Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge
is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings,
if it has had causes and beginnings;
nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents
and accompanying essentials.
- Avicenna

The whole thing about making films in an organic film
on location is that it's not all about characters,
relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place.
It's about the spirit of what you find,
the accidents of what you stumble across.
- Mike Leigh

The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists,
beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down,
and politicians being injured or killed.
Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents.
- Bob Schaffer

Life is a gamble.
You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes,
lose their arms and legs in car accidents;
people die every day.
Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt,
some go on.
You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
- Muhammad Ali

The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be.
Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans
are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
- Art Buchwald

You see, I have in my teaching - I always say I've
done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students -
I have always spoken against just falling onto your
knees for so-called accidents,
I mean a result you are not responsible for.
- Josef Albers

Hopefully, nations will refuse to accept a situation
in which nuclear accidents actually do occur,
and, if at all possible, they will do something to
correct a system which makes them likely.
- Herman Kahn

There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the
surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate
and sympathetic study of its moods,
together with a renewed wonder and humility on the
part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
- Edward Hopper

I represent the Port of Philadelphia,
and I know firsthand the important role that ports
play in the national and global economy.
I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating
impacts on the port system.
- Allyson Schwartz

In live action movies, you just hope that everything works.
Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good,
or accidents happen continuously.
Many things contradict what you are trying to say.
But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
- John Hench

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our
fortunes out of ourselves,
whose worth is independent of accidents in life,
or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money,
and hearts to spend it.
- George Farquhar

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners
or persons of a different social world,
a spark with which both were secretly charged must
fly from person to person,
and cut across the accidents of place and time.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process
with no drive to complexity,
not the expected results of evolutionary principles
that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding
the mode of its own necessary construction.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial
attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations,
emotions, and accidents which cause events;
the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
- Edward Levi

Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in
the battle of the Wilderness,
- that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war,
- being shot at, since the war, by many officers,
was worse.
- James Longstreet

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

A weak man is just by accident.
A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears,
for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
- Albert Einstein

I personally do not write highbrow music.
If I do, it's by accident.
- Gordon Getty

Productivity is never an accident.
It is always the result of a commitment to excellence,
intelligent planning, and focused effort.
- Paul J. Meyer

The novel, for me, was an accident.
I really don't consider myself a novelist.
- Wole Soyinka

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
- Henry B. Adams

I got hooked into folk music by accident,
because that's what white college kids liked when I was a child.
- Stephen Stills

I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea
or especially a new character on command.
Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.
- John Kricfalusi

Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident,
I drifted into film.
- Mike Figgis

So be it.
God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth,
and human history is mostly the story of error and accident.
- Michael Ledeen

We are drawn to our television sets each April the
way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
- Vincent Canby

Nothing is accidental in the universe -
this is one of my Laws of Physics -
except the entire universe itself,
which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
- Joyce Carol Oates

You have to know how to use the accident,
how to recognise it, how to control it,
and ways to eliminate it so that the whole surface
looks felt and born all at once.
- Helen Frankenthaler

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The invention of basketball was not an accident.
It was developed to meet a need.
Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'
- James Naismith

More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion
than happen by conspiracy.
- Jeff Greenfield

All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.
- Sidney Lumet

Anything that happens that's good, they think,
Oh, it's an accident, when is the roof caving in? You've
got to get them out of that mental framework.
- Dick Butkus

The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris,
at the end of his life, Superman.
It's a happy irony if there is such a thing.
I'm proud to have known him.
- Morgan Freeman


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