Luck Quotes

Lucky is he who has been able to understand the causes of things.

Virgil (Publius Virgilius Maro) 70-19 B.C.

There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line.

E. M. Forster 1879-1970

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.

Douglas Jerrold 1803-57

We can’t all be happy, we can’t all be rich, we can’t all be lucky—and it would be so much
Less fun if we were…Some must cry so that others may be able to laugh the more heartily.

Jean Rhys “Good Morning, Midnight” (1939) pt. 1

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

Tom Stoppard 1937—

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

William Shakespeare

Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.

R.E. Shay

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.

Don Sutton

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.

Mark Twain

Luck never gives; it only lends.

Swedish Proverb

Go and wake up your luck.

Persian Saying

Luck never made a man wise.

Seneca, Letters to Lucilius

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

Harry Golden

A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next.

Amber Tamblyn

A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.

Guy Kawasaki

A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.

Eric Hoffer

A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity.

Emanuel Ax