Quotations on Accident

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Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Marriage, Accident, Companionship)

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
- Renata Adler
(Keywords: Time, People, Accident, Boredom, Cruelty, Sleep)

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

Before my accident I was a little too... selfish and self-absorbed and for me, to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people. I'm blessed. I'm really blessed.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: People, Accident, Now, Self)

I don't like to hurt people, I really don't like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident.
- Jack Anderson
(Keywords: People, Accident, Hurt, Light, Order)

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Time, Accident, Animals)

The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: History, Accident, Heroism)

If God wants to take my left arm, that's OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I'm a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident.
- Manute Bol
(Keywords: God, Accident, Kids, Play)

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Death, Men, Life, Accident, Day, Evil, Judgment, Justice)

A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
- Peter Cooper
(Keywords: History, Accident, Events, Reason, Result)

One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
- Edgar Degas
(Keywords: Art, Accident, Nothing)

I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up.
- Cameron Diaz
(Keywords: Business, Accident, Career, End, Fun, Now)

If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Keywords: Science, God, Truth, Christianity, Accident, Law)

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Work, Accident, Inventions)

I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future.
- John Edward
(Keywords: Soul, Accident, Future, Illness, Journey)

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Accident, Risk)

The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It's a happy irony if there is such a thing. I'm proud to have known him.
- Morgan Freeman
(Keywords: Life, Accident, End, Irony)

There are certain things people always bring up with me. The accident. The drugs. And how tight my pants were.
- Leif Garrett
(Keywords: People, Accident, Drugs)

When you have an accident, they will save their own people, and those who have worked with you or with the NGOs are left. Unfortunately, this happens always. It is not an excuse at all.
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Keywords: People, Accident, Will)

There is no city in America that has reduced crime as much as we have in the last three years. This is not the product of accident. This is the product of design.
- Rudy Giuliani
(Keywords: Design, Accident, America, Crime, Years)

One does not study for a goal. The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Goal, Accident, Study)

If the student could give up her work on my advice, she had better give it up without it. One does not study for a goal. The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Work, Goal, Accident, Advice, Study)

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
- Horace Greeley
(Keywords: Character, Accident, Fame, Popularity)

More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy.
- Jeff Greenfield
(Keywords: Politics, Accident, Exhaustion)

I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted to translating two French women poets.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: Women, Accident, First, Poets)

Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.
- J. G. Holland
(Keywords: Power, Accident, Measure)

Fortunately, in the place where I went out, they had set up a little previously a fence which prevented me finally from smashing against trees. I went out with a broken leg only. A small price to be paid at the time for an accident of this kind.
- Jacky Ickx
(Keywords: Time, Accident, Trees)

You don't stay married for 35 years by accident. I think that that's willful and intentional and something that both people really want.
- Ashley Judd
(Keywords: People, Accident, Want, Years)

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy
(Keywords: Dad, Accident, Now, Trouble)

Chris was a friend of mine, I loved him. I didn't see him for 18 months before he died, but I'd met him several times after the accident. What was remarkable was his personal growth in his interior life.
- Margot Kidder
(Keywords: Life, Friend, Growth, Accident, Months, Personal growth, Remarkable)

When I was 21, I got into a motorcycle accident while traveling in Europe and I had to lie around a lot in the aftermath, which was really the first time in my life that I became really focused and inspired to write.
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Keywords: Life, Time, Lie, Accident, Europe, First, Traveling)

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
- Charles Lamb
(Keywords: Action, Accident, Pleasure)

I compare it to being in a car accident. There's so much adrenaline rushing through you that you remember being in the accident but you don't remember any of the details.
- Brooke Langton
(Keywords: Car, Accident, Being)

So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident.
- Michael Ledeen
(Keywords: History, God, Accident, Earth, Error)

Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect.
- Patrick MacGill
(Keywords: Health, Accident, Attention, Sickness)

I am First Lady by accident. I was not elected by the people but here I am.
- Imelda Marcos
(Keywords: People, Accident, First, Lady)

I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
- Olivier Martinez
(Keywords: Car, Life, Accident, Boxing, Old, Years)

Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
- Bobby McFerrin
(Keywords: Birthday, Time, Accident, Living, Present)

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
- Golda Meir
(Keywords: Heart, Accident, Public)

Art doesn't just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
- Nicholas Meyer
(Keywords: Art, Accident, Trying)

In real life, one of my friends was killed in a car accident during our sophomore year.
- Beverley Mitchell
(Keywords: Car, Life, Accident, Friends)

Because we are in a war situation, this can sometimes be dangerous work. But guys like A.D. Flowers and his technicians just take it in stride and get on with the job. In four years, we've never had a serious accident or injury working with all the explosions.
- Vic Morrow
(Keywords: War, Work, Accident, Flowers, Injury, Job, Years)

We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
- A. J. Muste
(Keywords: Life, Peace, War, Accident, Want)

One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
- Simon Newcomb
(Keywords: History, Science, Accident, Building, Discovery, Washington)

A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
- Louis Nizer
(Keywords: Art, Work, Nature, Accident, Lady, Old)

The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat.
- Michael Ondaatje
(Keywords: History, Accident, Being, Books)

We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.
- Francis Parkman
(Keywords: Men, Accident, Animals, Horses)

I ended up in college by accident. Everything in my life, I ended up in by accident. I was down south in this high school doing whatever. It could just not contain me. I quit school and took off and traveled around. Nobody knew where I was I just couldn't handle it anymore. It was a big scandal, I was gone. I left.
- Pauley Perrette
(Keywords: Life, Accident, College, Scandal, School)

Since the Columbia accident, the Russian space agency, or the Russian space program, has been literally carrying the load bringing us all the supplies we need on the Progress vehicle, smaller amounts on the Soyuz vehicles.
- John L. Phillips
(Keywords: Progress, Accident, Space)

I don't want to die in a car accident. When I die it'll be a glorious day. It'll probably be a waterfall.
- River Phoenix
(Keywords: Car, Accident, Day, Want)



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