„Life doesn't have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.“

—  Jenny Han, buch To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Quelle: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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American writer 1980

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„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Variante: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.

„I have no imagination. I never plan a drawing, they just happen.“

—  Minnie Evans American artist 1892 - 1987

Cited in: Paul Arnett, ‎William Arnett (2000), Souls Grown Deep: The tree gave the dove a leaf. p. 308

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„Life just happens so quickly and now I have a greater appreciation for life after everything that's happened in the last five years.“

—  Simone Biles American gymnast 1997

"Simone Biles tells Hoda she's 'keeping the door open' for Olympic return" in Today (4 August 2021) https://www.today.com/news/simone-biles-talks-hoda-kotb-about-tokyo-olympics-medal-t227271?cid=sm_npd_td_tw_ma

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„Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

As quoted in Artifacts : An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley (2001) by Christine Finn. p. 90.
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„I just let it roll. Like a hot turd down a hill.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Quelle: The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

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„Life doesn't happen in chapters — at least, not regular ones.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

On the lack of chapters in Discworld books, in an interview by Gavin J. Grant at Booksource.com (2008) http://www.booksense.com/people/archive/pratchettterry.jsp
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Kontext: Life doesn't happen in chapters — at least, not regular ones. Nor do movies. Homer didn't write in chapters. I can see what their purpose is in children's books ("I'll read to the end of the chapter, and then you must go to sleep") but I'm blessed if I know what function they serve in books for adults.

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„Just because something didn't happen doesn't mean it isn't true.“

—  Tom Robbins American writer 1932

Appears in the book The Syntax of Sorcery (2012).

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„Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

"Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)"; similar expressions were used by others prior to Lennon's use of this line, and have been attributed to Betty Talmadge, Thomas La Mance, Margaret Millar, William Gaddis, and Lily Tomlin, but the earliest known published occurrence was the 1957 attribution of "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." to Allen Saunders in Reader's Digest, according to The Quote Verifier : Who Said What, Where, and When (2006) by Ralph Keyes
Lyrics, Double Fantasy (1980)
Variante: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Variante: Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

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„I expect everything I'm in to be massive, but it just doesn't happen that way.“

—  Jason Biggs American actor 1978

On success of the show Orange Is the New Black, interviewed in: — December 4, 2014, Jason Biggs: I always win, The Belfast Telegraph, Heat magazine, June 15, 2014 http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/jason-biggs-i-always-win-30355396.html,

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„Let's just start and see what happens.“

—  Sarah Dessen, buch What Happened to Goodbye

Quelle: What Happened to Goodbye

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