— Erich Maria Remarque German novelist 1898 - 1970
„To have success in science, you need some luck.
But to succeed in science, you need a lot more than luck.“
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
Context: To have success in science, you need some luck. But to succeed in science, you need a lot more than luck. And it's not enough to be smart — lots of people are very bright and get nowhere in life. In my view, you have to combine intelligence with a willingness not to follow conventions when they block your path forward.
— Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Context: You can have the other words — chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it. "Sand Dabs, Five"
— Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936
Context: Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, we may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long. Nothing by Chance: A Gypsy Pilot's Adventures in Modern America (1969)
„Good luck distinguishing which sign is the REAL sign when my entire front lawn is covered with thousands of little green signs - each with a different number! Ahahahah! I'll be EVERY address in the whole freakin' township! And what are you gonna do about it? Hopefully, NOTHING!“
— Ryan North Canadian webcomic writer and programmer 1980
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— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
— Meindert DeJong American children's writer 1906 - 1991