Golf tips are like aspirin. One may do you good, but if you swallow the whole bottle you will be lucky to survive
And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
I was very lucky to come through at the time I did, with the growing interest and demand for animation and animators - it requires a great deal of patience and a good eye for detail.
Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.
My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious.
The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.
When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.
Critics like to build you up, tear you down, and then, if you're lucky, build you up again.
According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky.
A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have
I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness.
Wizard of Oz: You people should consider yourselves lucky that I'm granting you an audience tomorrow instead of 20 years from now
If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life— that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment— that would be the perfect state.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges.
Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.
Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents.
I`ve always been fortunate in that I`ve been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I`m lucky to be that way.
We all dream a lot - some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel.
Luck is believing you're lucky.
The day you decide to do it is your lucky day
What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.
As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for
Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
What a lucky thing the wheel was invented before the automobile; otherwise can you imagine the awful screeching?
“If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life— that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment— that would be the perfect state.”
ìIf one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.