Quote of the Day
I change my socks often, because I had bad bouts of athlete's foot fungus infections as a kid. I may be able to change socks less frequently and not get the fungus. But, I'd rather not run the test to determine just how infrequently I could change socks. I don't feel superstitious about it.
I'm only superstitious on the tennis court.
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Writing is a solitary experience. I'm extremely superstitious. If I talk about the book or name the title out loud before finishing, I feel the energy I need to write will be drained. It's so intimate, I can't even share it with my wife.
I didn't tell any of my friends that I wanted to be a comedian, because I was superstitious. I thought if I told people, it wouldn't happen. So I kept it all in my head for years and years.
My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I'm superstitious enough to believe that.
I always had a superstitious fear of setting up a too well-designed writing place and then finding that the writing had absconded.
Superstition is the irrational belief that an object or behavior has the power to influence an outcome, when there's no logical connection between them. Most of us aren't superstitious - but most of us are a 'littlestitious.'
I swear my car won't run unless I'm picking my nose: At least, I'm that superstitious about it, so I don't want to take any chances.
Hopefully it'll give us a bit of luck on the night, but I'm not really a superstitious person.
Even now, I'm very superstitious, in silly ways. I always put my left boot on first. Or on set, I always tie my bow tie from right to left.
I would say I'm more traditional than I am superstitious. I don't, for example, have to do things ritually before the game in order to feel comfortable going to the game. But I don't think I'm naturally a football player. I don't have that grit and that killer instinct.
The natural inclination in all humans is to posit a force, a spirit, outside of us. That tendency toward superstitious magical thinking is just built into our nature.
I try not to be superstitious, but, you know, we never put any shoes on the table. That's totally against the law in our house. And I always salute when I see one magpie.
We are still fearful, superstitious and all-too-human creatures. At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss.
I'm not superstitious about good luck charms and all that. I don't have any ring or any tangible thing as a charm. But I like to have at least one of my parents with me during my shows. It gives me strength to find their faces... or my brothers... in the audience. It comforts me.
I'm a little bit superstitious, and I think that just comes from playing hockey. I won't avoid the number thirteen. A big one for me, though, is walking under a ladder. I've always felt like that's tempting fate. That's just throwing it right in their face. Check me out. I just walked under a ladder. What are you going to do about it?
James Badge Dale
I became a sceptic of one way of seeing the world. And I think it is what started me in my awareness that any worldview is superstitious.
It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
Even today, I frequently meet scientists who, outside their own narrow discipline, are superstitious.
Like most Russians, I am very superstitious, and if I don't get married, I don't get divorced.
I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.
For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Image of the Moment
Download the free
BrainyQuote iPhone/iPad app
Create beautiful picture quotes to share, and get Today's Quote in Notifications on your devices.
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends. Join now!
Image of the Moment
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote