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Few people realize that luck is created.
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.
Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented.
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.
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.
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.
With a little bit of luck, you'll never work!
Alan Jay Lerner
I am tired of being roasted. I had a great deal of hard luck while manager of the team and somehow or other couldn't get the best out of the material I had at hand.
Poor decisions and bad luck are contingencies of most horror films.
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
The modern world is a meritocracy where you earn your own luck, old school ties count for nothing, and inherited privilege can even lose a guy a clear parliamentary majority.
You need a great idea, but then you've got to carry it through. If you get it right, you're going to be a critical success. But not everyone who works hard gets it right, or has the success they deserve: there's an element of luck.
I've come to learn that you can be very, very talented, but if you're not at the right place at the right time... It's a lot of luck.
So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn.
The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
E. B. White
Only bad golfers are lucky. They're the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.
Some folk want their luck buttered.
I have a lucky perfume. I love beautiful smells, but I save one of my favorite perfumes to wear only when I feel like I need some extra luck.
It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
Frank A. Clark
The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it's not equal. We may have been created equal, but we're not born equal. It's a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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