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40 of the best book quotes about luck
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“The old adage says that it’s better to be lucky than good. Apparently having the right network is better than both.”
J. D. Vance
author
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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luck
adages
network
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“Don’t be confused by what looks like luck to you. Lucky people don’t make successful people; people who completely commit themselves to success seem to get lucky in life.”
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″Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity.″
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“Everyone in his family had always liked the fact that “Stanley Yelnats” was spelled the same frontward and backward. So they kept naming their sons Stanley. Stanley was an only child, as was every other Stanley Yelnats before him. All of them had something else in common. Despite their awful luck, they always remained hopeful. As Stanley’s father liked to say, “I learn from failure.” But perhaps that was part of the curse as well. If Stanley and his father weren’t always hopeful, then it wouldn’t hurt so much every time their hopes were crushed.”
Holes
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Stanley Yelnats
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“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
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“People think they know what they want but they generally don’t. Sometimes if they’re lucky they’ll get it anyways. Me I was always lucky. My whole life. I wouldn’t be here otherwise.”
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“However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.”
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“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”
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“It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough . . . ”
Juana
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desires
ambition
luck
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“Lucky is the soul whose only troubles are self-inflicted.”
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“Probability said that someday we would run out of luck.”
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“Great criminals bear about them a kind of predestination which makes them surmount all obstacles, which makes them escape all dangers, till the moment which a wearied Providence has marked as the rock for their impious fortunes.”
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“Take me with you. For laughs, for luck, for the unknown. Take me with you.”
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″‘So we decided to hold parties and pretend each week had become the new year. Each week we could forget past wrongs done to us. We weren’t allowed to think a bad thought. We feasted, we laughed, we played games, lost and won, we told the best stories. And each week, we could hope to be lucky. That hope was our only joy. And that’s how we came to call our little parties Joy Luck.‘”
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“Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity. Anyone who fails to recognize problems leaves the door open for tragedies to rush in.”
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“Some men are born to good luck: all they do or try to do comes right—all that falls to them is so much gain— all their geese are swans— all their cards are trumps— toss them which way you will, they will always, like poor puss, alight upon their legs, and only move on so much the faster. The world may very likely not always think of them as they think of themselves, but what care they for the world? what can it know about the matter?”
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“Good luck to you and bad luck to your theories.”
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“Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.”
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“Men of action are favored by the Goddess of good luck.”
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“There’s a thousand ways this could go wrong and only one way for it to go right.”
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“I’ve got a rabbit’s foot and I feel lucky that I have it, but I still know that it must’ve come from one unlucky rabbit.”
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“Leigh Anne listened to the doctors discuss how bizarrely lucky Sean Junior had been in his collision with the airbag. Then she went back home and relayed the conversation to Michael, who held out his arm. An ugly burn mark ran right down the fearsome length of it. ‘I stopped it,’ he said.”
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“The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.”
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“Poor gosling. It hurts to be lost. And worse to be home with no kind of homecoming. You’re my good-luck bird, Jok. I’ll be lucky if I can do as well as you when this is all done, just a bit out of breath, a bit bruised and scratched, a bit wiser and sadder for it all.”
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“We are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want - or near enough.”
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“Luck, you see, brings bitter friends.”
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“No need my unlucky one, to grieve here any longer, no, don’t waste your life away. Now I am willing heart and soul to send you off at last.”
Homer
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grief
soul
heart
luck
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“Good luck to you, even so. Farewell! But if you only knew, down deep, what pains are fated to fill your cup before you reach that shore.”
Homer
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“When seasoned by the subtleties of accident, harmony, favor, wisdom, and inevitability, luck takes on the cast of serendipity. Serendipity happens when a well-trained mind looking for one things encounters something else: the unexpected.”
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“Not to extinguish our free will, I hold it to be true that Fortune is the arbiter of one-half of our actions, but that she still leaves us to direct the other half.”
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“The older one gets the more convinced one becomes that his Majesty King Chance does three-quarters of the business of this miserable universe.”
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“It’s like many other things in life, Ellie. You keep on the path and all’s well. You get off it and the next thing you know you’re lost if you’re not lucky.”
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“We lost the war and were saved only when the Germans invaded from Bulgaria and opened a second front that the Greeks had no resources to defend.”
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“I looked at Natividad who sat a short distance away, on spread out sleepsacks, playing with her baby and talking to Zahra. She had been lucky. Did she know? How many other people were less lucky—unable to escape the master’s attentions or gain the mistress’s sympathies. How far did masters and mistresses go these days toward putting less than submissive servants in their places?”
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“ ‘Luck, good or bad,’ said Rumfoord up in his treetop, ‘is not the hand of God.’ ‘Luck,’ said Rumfoord up in his treetop, ‘is the way the wind swirls and the dust settles eons after God has passed by.’ ”
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“But the pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both.”
Kino
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accidents
luck
gods
pearls
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“I get it,” said Michael. “Maybe good luck and bad luck are all mixed up. You never know what will happen next.”
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“Tashi delek, Mandala. That’s a lucky thing.”
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″ ‘What a lucky day this is!’ thought Sylvester. ‘From now on I can have everything I want. My father and mother can have anything they want. My relatives, my friends, and anybody at all can have everything anybody wants!’ ”
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“I don’t know about luck, you young -er- but it’s brought me the best morning’s entertainment since General Patton got trod on by the regimental drummer’s horse.”

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