— Douglas William Jerrold English dramatist and writer 1803 - 1857
Meeting Troubles half-way, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
„Do you wish to roam farther and farther?
See the good that lies so near.
Just learn how to capture your luck,
for your luck is always there.“
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
Variant translation: Do you wish to roam farther and farther? See! The Good lies so near. Only learn to seize good fortune, For good fortune's always here. Erinnerung
„I have more dumb luck thank anybody I know. There must be a convey of guardian angels working twenty-four hours a day looking after me[... ] Like the night I first got to Nashville that I laid down in the middle of Broadway, waiting to get run over. It didn't happen [... ] I could swear they were keeping me alive just to see what I'd get next, I'm glad they feel that way. I'm trying to help them a little more this days.“
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
„Trump owes his success in part to the fact that he ran for president in an environment that favored change over the status quo. But his luck or genius goes beyond that. It has long been noted that the conditions have existed for an independent candidate to run a serious campaign for president.“
— Dan Balz American journalist
„For a long time I've been walking down life's road with my two pals, Bad Luck and Bad Choices. Fortunately I'm a big believer in new beginnings, new friends, and running from my problems. So one day I decided to head for the island. Aloha, my name is Jack.“
— Elmore Leonard American novelist and screenwriter 1925 - 2013
Jack Ryan, The Big Bounce (1969)
— Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936
On Alexander Lukashenko, as quoted in Results of the official visit of Silvio Berlusconi to Belarus at belarus.by (1 December 2009) the official website of the Republic of Belarus http://www.belarus.by/en/press-center/news/results-of-the-official-visit-of-silvio-berlusconi-to-belarus_i_0000000549.html
„My mind is ever toying with economic ideas and relationships. Great novelists and poets have reported occasional abandonment by their muse. The well runs dry, permanently or on occasion. Mine has been a better luck. As I have written elsewhere, there is a vast inventory of topics and problems floating in the back of my mind. More perhaps than I shall ever have occasion to write up for publication. A result that I notice in statistical mechanics may someday help resolve a problem in finance.“
— Paul A. Samuelson American economist 1915 - 2009
February 1985, in William Breit and Roger W. Spencer (ed.) Lives of the laureates
„Dr Slade went in to lunch in a state of desperate boredom tempered with resentment; it had shaken him a little to see how bad luck could be prolonged to such unlikely lengths.“
— Paul Bowles American composer, writer, translator 1910 - 1999