Quotations on Chance

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I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: People, Chance, Eye, Longevity, Public, Want)

Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Winning, Battle, Chance, Law, State)

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Government, Idea, Chance, Tyranny, Vote)

That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Dream, Chance, Pleasure)

They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant. They gave us a chance to participate in this country's life and I took it.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Keywords: Life, Chance, Country)

Combine that with the fact that we only had one week to get everything taken care of and to get to know one another, whereas most shows get two weeks. It looked like we would never have a chance.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: Care, Chance, Fact)

But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Being, Chance, Focus, Irony)

I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect.
- Luther Allison
(Keywords: Opportunity, Chance, Respect)

Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
- Robert Altman
(Keywords: Humor, People, Values, Chance, Emotions)

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Time, Act, Chance, Disaster, Discovery, Fulfillment, May)

We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Trust, Chance, Confidence, Right)

It is one of the issues that will have to be worked through however let me make the point and I think anyone would accept that if you set it up properly, not only will you get better environmental outcomes, you have a chance to create more wealth with the available resource.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Environmental, Wealth, Chance, Will)

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Work, Chance, Lovers, May, Today)

I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who'd had no upbringing, no chance in life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Men, People, Chance, Evil, First)

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
- Nancy Astor
(Keywords: Time, Blame, Chance, First, Woman)

The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
- Nancy Astor
(Keywords: Time, Women, Blame, Chance, First)

If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Management, Chance, Disaster)

Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind.
- Tracy Austin
(Keywords: Change, Mother, Winning, Chance, First)

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Chance, Conservation, Country, President)

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
- Roger Babson
(Keywords: Successful, Chance, Man)

All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Life, Chance, Children, Potential)

The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Goal, Chance, Children, Nation)

But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Business, Chance, Needs, Now, Trying)

More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation... and we can't waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren't up for an awesome responsibility.
- Leonard Bailey
(Keywords: Time, People, Chance, Responsibility, Waste)

First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Life, God, Chance, First, Giving)

We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance.
- Anita Baker
(Keywords: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York, which helped my interest.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: American, Chance, Interest)

When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do.
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Chance, Film, Fun, Living, Smile)

What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Time, Performance, Chance, Nothing, Play)

Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Trust, Chance, Democracy, First, Now, Violence, Will)

Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: Decision, Chance, Country, Television, Will)

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes
(Keywords: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance.
- John Barrow
(Keywords: Talent, Chance, Fortune, Judgment, Luck)

Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
- Bernard Barton
(Keywords: Thoughts, Chance, Earth, Fancy, Feeling)

I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life... nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Possibility, Anxiety, Bombs, Chance, Inequality)

I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Time, Being, Chance, Defeat, Right, Senate)

I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Work, People, Chance, Theater, World)

It was a good chance for us to play for people who would never have heard us otherwise.
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Keywords: People, Chance, Play)

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Keywords: Heart, Chance, Rest, Will, Worth)

In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Change, Chance, Fulfillment, Will, World)

The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London.
- James W. Black
(Keywords: Opportunity, Chance, College, Independence, London, Research)

It would make me feel that creative art has a chance in this crazy world that we all live in.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Art, Chance, World)

Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)

A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

I love the walk although my security team weren't too sure to begin with but I was anxious to be able to lead a near normal life. Whilst walking I do get the chance to meet people and keep in touch.
- David Blunkett
(Keywords: Love, Life, People, Chance, Security, Walking)

The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr
(Keywords: Being, Chance, Feeling, Question, Theory)



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