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My best advice to actors is if you love acting, do it every chance you get. Success does not mean success. All that matters is whether or not you're doing your best to entertain. The way this business works is all about luck and timing.
Matthew Gray Gubler
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.
I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.
Luck is the residue of design.
Good luck is a residue of preparation.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please God Almighty, and Luck is not the hand of God.
There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986.
Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!
To win a championship, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side.
I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
People are famous for being famous and for nothing else. And good luck to them, because it lasts about a year and then they're nothing again.
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
It's hard to tell with these Internet startups if they're really interested in building companies or if they're just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don't really want to build a company, they won't luck into it. That's because it's so hard that if you don't have a passion, you'll give up.
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.
Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent.
Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.
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.
I think the harder you work, the more luck you have.
You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck.
Rather than engage in the sort of selective retention that so many investors tend to do and pretend mistakes never happened, I prefer to 'own' them. This allows me to learn from them and, with any luck, avoid making the same errors again.
The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions.
It doesn't matter how smart you are; to audition for 'Jeopardy,' you just have to luck out and know what they're asking you that day.
Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
Finley Peter Dunne
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