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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'.
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.
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.
I came to photography by accident.
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
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?
Every job I've ever gotten has been an accident. All the jobs I actually go after, I don't get.
Moon Unit Zappa
When there's an accident, we all have to slow down and watch the accident. We all have to be a little voyeuristic. I mean, look at the world we live in now, with all these 'Big Brother' shows. We're all a bunch of voyeuristic people.
The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.
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.
I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.
If the student could give up her work on my advice, she had better give it up without it. One does not study for a goal. The goal is a mere accident.
Even though things happen by accident, you also unconsciously choose things that help you.
I don't think it's an accident who our parents are; I believe we choose them. So maybe I chose my parents in order to effect change.
I've been interested in the writing/directing thing and really fell into acting by complete accident.
I don't mean to be accident prone, but my excuse is if you really want to get somewhere you have to go full gas.
There are certain things people always bring up with me. The accident. The drugs. And how tight my pants were.
It's no accident that I'm not married and don't have kids yet. Because, despite what I've achieved in my career, I'm always wondering when somebody's gonna tap me on the shoulder and say, 'OK, the gig is up.'
I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future.
I got in a really bad accident in a Toyota vehicle, but I feel like the safety of the vehicle and God really saved my life.
This is the story, this is your character, I have the sense of the landscape, I have the sense of the scene, I have all that stuff. But I'm also looking for something else to happen, an accident or something. You're focused on the story you intend to tell and then you have to have a peripheral net out to catch these accidents.
We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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