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Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease.
I'm a singer and a writer first. I started to rap by accident, being playful.
The novel, for me, was an accident. I really don't consider myself a novelist.
My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
There is no city in America that has reduced crime as much as we have in the last three years. This is not the product of accident. This is the product of design.
The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident.
I was a very young girl and I got into fashion very much by accident, wanting to be independent. What was wonderful was that while I was learning and discovering - learning about the work, discovering myself as a woman - I was allowing other women to feel the same way.
Diane von Furstenberg
'Amores Perros' is three stories that interconnect in one moment, which is the car accident.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
The tragic nuclear accident at Fukushima underscored the urgent need to enhance nuclear safety and the international emergency response framework. I commend the International Atomic Energy Agency for its work.
When you go through a long illness, certainly one of cancer, there's a certain release from it and relief that it has come to an end, because the suffering can be unbearable, as opposed to an abrupt stop to life when they go out the door and there's a loved one who never comes home because of some accident.
Change should be a friend. It should happen by plan, not by accident.
Every serious nuclear accident involves operator error, so you want to eliminate the operator altogether.
I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident.
I wasn't necessarily looking to do comedy on TV, but I don't think it's an accident that I ended up on 'Community.'
When I started, I was an artist; I wanted to be an artist. I became an actor almost by accident. I acted for fifteen years and tried to produce. I looked for stories that were the story beneath the story that you thought you knew, like 'The Candidate'.
I was an accident - my mum was only 16 when she had me.
My mother's sister was killed in a trolley car accident, so I was raised as one of eight with my sister and six male cousins.
It is not an accident that developing countries - virtually the whole of East Asia, for example - view the role of the state in a far more interventionist way than does the Anglo-Saxon world. Laissez-faire and free markets are the favoured means of the powerful and privileged.
But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me - not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Every job I've ever gotten has been an accident. All the jobs I actually go after, I don't get.
Moon Unit Zappa
You don't stay married for 35 years by accident. I think that that's willful and intentional and something that both people really want.
The next time someone uses denial of citizenship as a weapon or brandishes the special status conferred upon him by the accident of birth, ask him this: What have you done lately to earn it?
Accident is as much a part of fiction as anything else, symbolic of the grace that, along with will, conspires to put words on the page.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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