Best Quotes About Luck

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. -Orison Swett Marden

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be. -Raymond Chandler

The harder you work, the luckier you get. -Gary Player

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. -Steven Wright

Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are. -Henry David Thoreau

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. -Harry Golden

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. -Garrison Keillor

We've had bad luck with our kids – they've all grown up. -Christopher Morley

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. -Bret Harte

Everything in life is luck. -Donald Trump

It's hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you've earned. -Frank A. Clark

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. -Larry King

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? -Jean Cocteau

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. -Dennis Gabor

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. -Earl Wilson

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. -Christopher Isherwood

Care and diligence bring luck. -Thomas Fuller

One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star. -Loren Eiseley

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority. -Theodore White

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

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. -Ernest Hemingway

She was chronologically in luck. She corresponded to necessity. -Lincoln Kirstein

Good night, and good luck. -Edward R. Murrow

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning. -Louis Nizer

Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky. -Jane Fonda

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. -John Irving

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. -Samuel Goldwyn

The harder I work, the luckier I get. -Samuel Goldwyn

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -Stephen Leacock

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. -Ernest Hemingway

Diligence is the mother of good luck. -Benjamin Franklin

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. -Brian Tracy

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. -Lucille Ball

I simply have a marvellous life, a very lucky life. -Olivia Newton-John

I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't. -Patrick Murray

I go from stool to stool in singles bars hoping to get lucky, but there's never any gum under any of them. -Emo Philips

I was in a bar the other night, hopping from barstool to barstool, trying to get lucky, but there wasn't any gum under any of them. -Emo Philips

Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I'm realistic about the success I'm having and how quickly it can go away. What's important is to be smart about it. -Matthew Perry

I wouldn't want to be married to me, but luckily Tom Cruise does. -Nicole Kidman

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. -Ray Kroc

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. -Charles Baudelaire

You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. -Barbara Bush

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky. -Katharine Hepburn

When it comes to luck, you make your own. -Bruce Springsteen

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again. -Paula Cole

Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am. -Michelle Pfeiffer

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody. -Eubie Blake

Art depends on luck and talent. -Francis Ford Coppola

I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't. -Bill Cosby

My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker. -Woody Allen

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. -Iris Murdoch

I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes. -Erma Bombeck

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? -Jean Cocteau

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. -Joseph Heller

Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do. -W. H. Auden

The lucky person passes for a genius. -Euripides

Some folk want their luck buttered. -Thomas Hardy

I'd rather be lucky than good. -Lefty Gomez

A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game. -Cy Young

I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. -Yogi Berra

I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different. -Carl Yastrzemski

There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication. -Herb Elliott

Everyone wants to pluck eyebrows. I thinned them out real thin once and it just didn't look like me. -Denise Richards

How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before. -Mark Twain

Luck is believing you're lucky. -Tennessee Williams

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look, and with luck, a shade better. -Norman Parkinson

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it. -James Agee

If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead. -Luis Bunuel

Want of pluck shows want of blood. -Virgil

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. -Maya Angelou

To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. -Walt Whitman

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. -Tony Robbins

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. -James A. Garfield

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it. -Baltasar Gracian

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty. -James Russell Lowell

When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck. -E. W. Howe

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away. -Amelia Barr

I think the harder you work, the more luck you have. -Dave Thomas

Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky. -Solon

The dice of Zeus always fall luckily. -Sophocles

She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring. -Marquis de Sade

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. -Douglas MacArthur

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky. -Michel de Montaigne

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities. -Barbara Bush

I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps. -Peggy Noonan

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck. -Joyce Carol Oates

The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. -Ovid

Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die! -Luigi Pirandello

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. -Channing Pollock

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. -Alexander Pope

The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are. -Robert Fulghum

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise… not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message. -William Bernbach

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. -Abraham Lincoln

Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck. -George Sanders

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. -Winston Churchill

I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play. -Eugene Ormandy

Good luck has its storms. -George Lucas

Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been sick of all that rubbish in a year. -Robertson Davies

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us. -Robertson Davies

The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive. -W. C. Fields

A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time. -Eric Hoffer

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest. -Rodney Dangerfield

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest. -Rodney Dangerfield

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. -Cate Blanchett

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed. -Mark Warner

I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad. -Michelle Branch

The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape. -Alice James

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. -Hector Berlioz

I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy. -Michael Bloomberg

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. -Michael Eisner

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. -Oprah Winfrey

I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how. -Dennis Quaid

If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work. -Kate Beckinsale

I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

I was lucky I always got along with girls. It was never like a big deal. I had a lot of girls that I was friends with that I wasn't sexual with. I think having two older sisters made me comfortable like that. I just like people, so I can just go up and say whatever. -Vince Vaughn

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. -Barbara Sher

I'm in this position where I can afford to wait, I'm lucky enough to be financially secure to not have to do anything that's thrown at me. You know the next couple of jobs are going to be pretty crucial in terms of how you're perceived by people. So I'm just waiting. -Dominic Monaghan

I still have horrible luck with girls. -Jonathan Bennett

I did my military service from 1989 – 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence. -Oded Fehr

If you're lucky enough to have a pretty girl love you and share herself and sleep with you, make that your secret. The best way to spoil love is by talking to too many people about it. -Rip Torn

I'm lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there's ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me. -Samuel West

Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course. -Alex Trebek

I've been very lucky, considering what I look like and what I do. -James Gandolfini

I always thought after 2002 that I'd hang up my skates and turn professional and just go on tour and do shows. But I don't know when it is enough. I mean, I still enjoy it. I'm the luckiest girl alive that I get to perform in front of thousands of people, do what I love doing. -Michelle Kwan

I really wish we could stay longer in the countries we visit, but I've been lucky to have visited most of them before, because I've done a tremendous amount of travel. -Phil Keoghan

We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck. -Elizabeth Bibesco

You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me. -Donald Sutherland

Every person is so different and I don't think there is an exact match for every person. If you meet someone and they have 20 of the 25 things you want in a person, then you're pretty lucky. -Amanda Bynes

I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky – three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck. -Ernest Borgnine

Perhaps people, and kids especially, are spoiled today, because all the kids today have cars, it seems. When I was young you were lucky to have a bike. -James Cagney

I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans. -Adam Baldwin

I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat. -Art Garfunkel

I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep every night before I compete, and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck. -Sarah Hughes

I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make. -Carl Barks

You know, if you're lucky enough to have two smash hit shows, the traffic of the world goes through your dressing room. -Carol Channing

Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there. -Beverly Cleary

There were people I know that got upset that I kissed people; I kissed them for luck and love, that's all. That's what my mother did to me. There were people upset that I would embrace or hug someone of another color. -Richard Dawson

In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone. -Dar Williams

The average rap life is two or three albums. You're lucky to get to your second album in rap! -Jay-Z

A man's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it. -Jim Jones

The visa lottery system poses a national security threat. Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck. -Bob Goodlatte

I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. -Liev Schreiber

Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring. -Manfred von Richthofen

I consider myself very lucky. God has a funny way of bringing some things around and knocking you in the head with the ultimate destination. Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to. It came in His time, not mine. -Jim Morris

I don't believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason. -Nelly

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. -Tim Rice

I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said 'Success is primarily luck anyway.' And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him! -George Kennedy

Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible or Christian literature and learn. Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village. -Michael Scott

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. -D. H. Lawrence

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm. -James Thomas Fields

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand. -Robert G. Allen

I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck. -Ron Perlman

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck. It's so important to be prepared to receive it, but it is a major factor. There's no question. -J. Carter Brown

The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it's a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky. -Graham Norton

I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world 'cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them. -Rick Baker

Biologically, I'm lucky – an angular face and dark colouring which shows up well on camera. -Robert Carlyle

I was lucky enough to occasionally break out of that racist situation that prevails in the Hollywood film production community. But it was racist then and it will always be that way. It will never be otherwise. -J. J. Johnson

Sheer luck. I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones. -Suzy Parker

I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all. -Jennifer Sky

For a change, lady luck seemed to be smiling on me. Then again, maybe the fickle wench was just lulling me into a false sense of security while she reached for a rock. -Timothy Zahn

I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you. -Andy Rooney

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? -M. Night Shyamalan

We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it's expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things. -Graham Nash

Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck. -Allan Sherman

I absolutely don't believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck. -Al Alvarez

I've been lucky. The critics never went out of their way to single me out for doing bad work. -James Caan

It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen. -Ayrton Senna

I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea. -Federico Garcia Lorca

Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game. -Charlotte Ross

No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck. -John Jakes

I'm a happy-go-lucky character. I'm not that miserable. But I can never let anyone into my world. -Noel Gallagher

Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it. -Jerry Reed

I've just been really lucky to not be too much of a stereotype. -Marisa Tomei

A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised. Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard, you might get lucky and get what you want. -Martina McBride

Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home. -Nina Simone

I was very lucky. Things happened, both bad and good, but I never got into real, deep trouble. But it wore me down. By the time I was 18, I was done. I didn't want to live the life any more. I needed to develop past the point that busking takes you to. -Madeleine Peyroux

We had had several mine disasters where workers, some of the workers were rescued. It was, you know, who was lucky and who weren't. Some would find the air pockets But, in this one, bam, it was just, everybody was gone and it greatly depressed the state. -Richard Grimes

Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight. -Muhammad Iqbal

Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck. -Joel Chandler Harris

Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod. -Jean Ingelow

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. -Victor Cherbuliez

We might be workers, but we are not happy go-lucky jungle bunnies. -Slick Rick

It was always easy for me. I was born very rich and lucky. -Yahoo Serious

Don't you know by now, luck don't lead to anything or why you keep on moving. -Steve Winwood

It hasn't been a totally smooth road, but in the whole span of things I feel like a very lucky person. -Edward Furlong

I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood. -Jonathan Coe

The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you're lucky if you have five takes. -Patricia Clarkson

I think we're lucky because there are very few people in life who get to do what we're doing. -Tony Scott

Playing good girls in the 30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress. -Olivia De Havilland

I realize I'm a very lucky man. I love what I do, I love films, TV and theater, and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me. -Eric Stoltz

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it. -Frank Wedekind

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision. -Howard Schultz

I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences. -Brad Dourif

I've been lucky. I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned to value people who talk – people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs. -Roger Angell

You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me. -Sam Mendes

I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn't know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn't get any of those parts. -Casey Affleck

My teeth have never been touched. Why did I tell you that? Knock on wood. I've got a few scars over the eyes, a couple on the chin, a few on the beak and one across the cheek. But my luck is running out. -Brett Hull

I enjoy all aspects of singing and I'm luckily given the choice to be part of different styles of music. -Bryn Terfel

There is no question that everybody who works in show business is lucky because of the number of people who wish they where working in show business. -Brent Spiner

In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career. -Edward Albert

I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet. -Philip Levine

I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky – my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it. -Fernando Alonso

There is something else at work here that is beyond me – and that is Laura. She has a life of her own. There is a magic in her. The muse is in her. And I'm lucky to have her in my life. -Genie Francis

I want to feel lucky every night when I go onstage, and not feel like, 'Oh, great, here we go again. -Joel Madden

I have been very lucky to find something I am good at and can make money at… Playing with Bruce was the embodiment of everything that a little kid could dream about. -Max Weinberg

As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances. -Peter Snell

I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy – not what you want to work at, but what you want to do. -Scott Foley

That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time. -Dwayne Johnson

I consider it probably one of the biggest honors to be in the Academy. There are only like 1300 actors in it, and as far as I know, you're a member for life. To this day, I'm wondering how lucky I was. -William Sanderson

I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working. -Mackenzie Astin

The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you're really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it. -Mark Ruffalo

A lot of people don't enjoy their job, they may even hate it, but I am lucky enough to be able to make a living through my passion. -Martin Yan

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. -Peter Benchley

I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen. -Richard Linklater

It's luck that one thing works out and one doesn't, it's sort of happenstance. -Richard Linklater

Hopefully it'll give us a bit of luck on the night, but I'm not really a superstitious person. -Steven Gerrard

I didn't believe that I'd ever be lucky enough to be able to make a living as an actor. -Sydney Pollack

If you're lucky as you get older, you respect the craft and it becomes a skill. -Frank Langella

I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get. -John Engler

The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability to find men and women who came into my administration who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents that we were able to take full advantage of. -John Engler

I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction. -Jose Carreras

I've been lucky. I've had this history of having an appeal to more than one type of audience. -Juice Newton

I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken. -Keith Emerson

I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others. -Laurell K. Hamilton

My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong. -A. J. Foyt

I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life. -Georg Solti

We would love to have other children. It hasn't happened. We haven't been lucky enough. -Marg Helgenberger

I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers. -Lance Burton

I think it is an inborn talent – just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting. -Mike Thompson

There's another girl who was going to play Hilary Faye and luckily she wound up not doing it. -Heather Matarazzo

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments. -Edmond H. Fischer

Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you don't see or hear about me. This business is very unpredictable. A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time. -Erin Moran

I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print – none of them. -Paula Danziger

I have music inside me and I'm very lucky to be able to play music and that's the way that I try to do it. -Charlie Haden

If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis. -Howard Fineman

I'm really proud of Blair Witch Project as a film, but as far as the cultural phenomenon of it – that was just weird luck. -Joshua Leonard

I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition, but I believe in training a great deal. -David Selby

I'm so lucky to be in a situation that I can always have my daughter with me. -Izabella Scorupco

And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980, which was quite early. -John Pomfret

I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up. -Babyface

I can't speak for them, of course, but I believe that most economists would accept the view that, while you sometimes can make a score by sheer luck, you can't do it constantly, unless you're willing to put the resources in. -Merton Miller

I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to do as far as a career since I was nine years old. -Alanis Morissette

I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them. -Jonathan Shapiro

We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with. -Lloyd Banks

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

As I slowly managed to take what I had learned into a transition from contestant to announcer and warm-up, I first had to prove myself on pilots. And as you know, many pilots are taped for each show that is lucky enough to breakthrough to being a series. -Randy West

Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages. -Dean Koontz

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun. -Margaret Haddix

I am a very lucky man. I am living my life with my hobby as my profession. -Jim Sullivan

I mean, I always feel incredibly lucky to get a job. -Kelly Lynch

And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years. -Nicholas Lea

I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information. -Paul D. Boyer

I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck! -Deborah Bull

I just feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world being able to do what I love and be able to do it all day every day if I like, you know, I mean it's great, I love it. -Faith Ringgold

When I got my PhD, it was a time when there were just no jobs for PhDs. Period. PhDs were getting the lowest paid technician jobs, if they were lucky, in any kind of science. -Shannon Lucid

I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run. -Cathy Freeman

I'm a lot luckier than most people, although I used to look at it the other way around-that so many people seemed luckier than me. -Dana Hill

I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school. -Owen Hart

You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish. -Darrell Royal

I'm lucky the arthritis happened at the time that it did because of the record. -Daniel Johns

I didn't go to college, I went straight from high school to working on I'll Fly Away, I was very, very lucky. -Jeremy London

I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know. -Lara St. John

I should only have been as lucky as Valentino, in the movies – I didn't have to be a gigolo. In real life. -Cesar Romero

It's a lucky child that knows that they're a genius, unaimed and all that. -Diana Wynne Jones

I've had a little bad, bad media luck the new year. Well, apparently I'm dating Bill Clinton, which makes me nervous. I didn't know, though. -Julie Bowen

I'm lucky to be in a profession where you can keep getting better. -Cy Coleman

I've been very lucky. I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have the drive to sell myself. Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who kept me going from job to job. -Blythe Danner

I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me. -Jimmy Smits

It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though. -Neil Patrick Harris

The one time I was an actor, it happened to be in a globally dominant juggernaut. That was lucky. -Sarah Vowell

Things are forgotten and then perhaps picked up again, if we're lucky, it lasts… if not, then it's in the lap of the gods. The important thing was to do some work that I liked and hopefully that some others might also like, whether for a minute, a week, a month, a year. -Tom Glazer

I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant. -Gwen Stefani

I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad's Army for an episode. -John Leeson

When you look at Darling and the Oscars, it has to be luck. It was a black and white film and it was the last time that there was a black and white Oscar. -Julie Harris

You are lucky that I can't sing tonight because I might get carried away. -Julie Harris

But no, I've just been very lucky. But I've worked hard, and the harder you work, the luckier you seem to get. -Norman Wisdom

I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen. -Norman Wisdom

Outside of dumb luck, the number one way serial killers are caught is through the help of the public. -Pat Brown

If you can't think of what to write, tough luck; write anyway. If you can think of lots more when you've finished the three pages, don't write it; it'll be that much easier to get going next day. -Philip Pullman

To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes. -Tony Snow

Actors, I don't think, ever really grow up. I'm hoping that that rejuvenating process applies to me, too. It has so far. I've been very lucky. -Derek Jacobi

This is a group playing together and that's the only way, I feel, this play can be successful and moving. I am so lucky to have the people that are in it. When I came here I didn't know who was going to be in the play. -Gavin MacLeod

I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife. -Haile Gebrselassie

I haven't done a marathon for a long time. So we'll see. I will need good luck. -Haile Gebrselassie

Everyone has to find their own way, it's just that I don't want to go that way myself. If a band likes being on a major and feels happy there, good luck to them. -Malcolm Wilson

You're lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn't. I was overweight, and I had acne. -Carly Simon

You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you. -Estelle Parsons

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control. -Geraldine Ferraro

I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment. -James Levine

But there's no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky. -Jamie Redknapp

Basically, though, I'm just lucky to love what I do for a living. -John Goodman

I'm just a kid from Bronx who got lucky. -Ace Frehley

I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time. -Patrick Stewart

We've been remarkably lucky in that we've been free to make the movies we've wanted to make the way we've wanted to make them. They've all been made for a price. -Joel Coen

I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York. -Judy Collins

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. -Judy Collins

The British press have written some nasty and spiteful things about the way I look which used to affect me quite badly when it was new to me but luckily, I've learned to ignore the comments. why do they even care about how I look? -Melanie Chisholm

No, that's poker. To win, you've gotta get damned lucky. -Wilford Brimley

I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch, with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian. -Michelle Hunziker

I didn't know when I was growing up that this was a very special program, that this wasn't going on in other parts of the country. Now I realize that I was lucky. -Benny Green

It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn't want to stay on the farm. It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck. -Clyde Tombaugh

I believe that we were very, very lucky that it went that way. -Giovanni Agnelli

I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way. -Atom Egoyan

Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true! -Felix Bloch

When I saw all those other drivers, I realized that they wanted to win that money just as much as I did. But I didn't have to worry. A tire came off my car and I was lucky I got it off the track. -Buck Baker

I've always thought of myself as being extremely lucky. The idea is to keep that luck going. Headlining the Stanley was a real kick. I think it's the type of thing I could get used to. -Donnie Iris

When I got lucky with Dean, I ended up with 16 years with one of the truly great performers of all time. He was the greatest performer I'd ever been around, bar none. -Greg Garrison

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had. We're very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?' -Albert Finney

I was lucky to have my wife as the art director, and it turned out to be quite something – a great success. I'm very proud of it. -Helmut Newton

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then. -William Joyce

I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren. -Ellen Barkin

It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights. -Helena Bonham Carter

With the number of people I ignore, I'm lucky I work at all in this town. -Helena Bonham Carter

I was unbelievably lucky. -Wendy Hiller

The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served. -Tony Curtis

People who have expertise or the luck to have rehearsal time with cameras have it over people who don't. -William Hurt

If you're lucky, and not a lot of actors are these days, you get the chance to create a character. -William Hurt

When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky. -Armand Hammer

I have a line of clothing at J.C. Penney's… and I'm lucky to be affiliated. -Diahann Carroll

I mean I don't really think about it. You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I think you're very lucky in life if you know what you want to do. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I don't really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates. -Bill Brandt

I'm still working, I've got two arms, two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife. Fifteen years ago, I was homeless. So when you think about it, I'm lucky. -Ian Hart

It's OK, I guess, if you really need the money, but luckily, I'm not in that position. -Shirley Booth

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

I'm lucky, I don't like sweets, not even chocolate. -Eva Herzigova

I'm lucky, I can sleep from takeoff until we land; so I'm fresh, rested and ready to work on arrival. -Eva Herzigova

You seldom get that in film where you're lucky if you get any say at all in the final cut. -Greta Scacchi

I feel lucky, happy and philosophical about it all. -Greta Scacchi

I've been very lucky in my life. -Joe Gold

Not everyone deserves to be a musician, you get lucky enough to be one. -Josh Homme

I worried she might spend an afternoon chatting with me about the sights and then wish me best of luck. -Arthur Golden

I have great luck. I'm used to people dying and going away. Not used to it exactly – but I expect it. Like, whenever people go off on a trip, I save their phone messages because I think they might die. -Rose McGowan

I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil. -Charles Francis Richter

Finally, for all of us but a lucky few, the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished so we can get on with grown-up things. -John Thorn

I think I have been very lucky as far as my acting career goes. -Natasha Henstridge

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below. -Robert Fitzgerald

They're – FBI agents are some of the finest people you'll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them. -Robert Mueller

My daughter is wonderful and incredibly well behaved. I am very lucky. She will always be my priority. -Jamelia

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman. -Carl Sandburg

My first book took five years to write and I made $1,000 on it. The second took three years and I made $3,000. All this time I was a housewife being supported by a husband. I was very lucky. -Judith Rossner

Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along. -Steve Irwin

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then. -Steve Irwin

I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise. -Dario Argento

Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went into totally different instruments which was lucky for the band because otherwise we'd all be playing the same thing!! -Caroline Corr

Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a… legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great. -Jordana Brewster

I've been getting pretty focused about that recently, and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft. I've been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me, and indicate its weaknesses. -David Knopfler

Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie, but in our experience, we realized there's also a component of luck involved in this business. We had absolutely the most competent people in the studio working on the release and ad campaign. -David Zucker

There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It's not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it. -Lakhdar Brahimi

I think living the blessed life is the luck of the draw. -Judith Guest

I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual. -Sam Elliott

What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled into what every writer most wants. Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark. -Jonathan Lethem

I've had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I've seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way. -Jonathan Lethem

I was one of the first of the uglies. Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter… were very pretty fellows, and that was the trend. I was one of the first of the uglies to get lucky. -Rod Taylor

I kind of fell into acting. I was very lucky. -Mark Goddard

I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family. -Monica Bellucci

I've always been extremely lucky in playing with great people who knew much more than I did. That's how I got from there to here. -Steve Lacy

I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too. -Wentworth Miller

We're very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim something that was a very special part of all our lives. -Roger Andrew Taylor

I really feel like a regular dude who happens to be incredibly lucky. -Josh Duhamel

I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky. -Mandy Patinkin

I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I'm lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that's if I'm lucky, I don't always get to have that privilege but I try always. -Mandy Patinkin

If you're lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones. -Chris LeDoux

So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill. -Chris LeDoux

I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do. -Claire Forlani

Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I'm very fortunate. -David Dinkins

Good luck is a residue of preparation. -Jack Youngblood

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky. -Brian May

I stayed in submission to my husband, and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to. I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance. -June Carter Cash

I've flown out of character so many times. In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime. -June Carter Cash

No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing. -Patty Duke

Some other people are very lucky and always get in to the very best teams at the very best times and therefore go out and score lots of championship points and be in with a chance of the championship. -David Leslie

We've all been around love enough to know how lucky we are. I've never seen anybody have a cross word on the set, and I'm there a lot. All the women just got brand-new trailers, so they're happy. -James Denton

I am the luckiest filmmaker I know. -Jodie Foster

I just feel incredibly lucky to be employed when there are so many actors and actresses who are not employed. That's why, you know, I sometimes feel desperate, in case I'm not going to be cast again. -Judi Dench

AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don't give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself. -Ryan White

I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat, which has been a good luck charm for a few years. -Steve Waugh

I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream. -Jane Birkin

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work. -Kevin Eubanks

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions. -Layne Staley

I may be plucky, but I am not stupid. -Pierre Salinger

I've gotten to work with some great people. I've been really lucky. -Corey Haim

Everything happens to me. I've never had a streak of luck in my life. -Eddie Slovik

Honest honey, I feel like crying every time I sit down to write you a letter… I am so unlucky. -Eddie Slovik

The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy. -Eddie Slovik

I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God. -Emerson Fittipaldi

You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and a lot of things can happen in a week. -Eric Heiden

I've obviously made a very nice amount of money. I have a very nice lifestyle. I get to do what I love. Very few actors get to do that, and even fewer are lucky enough to work steadily for 24 years. -Erika Slezak

The more I practice, the luckier I get. -Gene Sarazen

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. -Ibrahim Babangida

That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector; but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one, as soon as I got to the front. -Laurence Housman

Some people are very lucky, and have the story in their heads. I've never storyboarded anything. I like the idea of chance. What makes God laugh is people who make plans. -Nicolas Roeg

I guess what I learned the most was to feel lucky with what I have been able to accomplish and what I have and to feel humble about the people I have been able to work with. -Stephen Dorff

Much of what we do in life has a huge component of luck. -Thomas Perry

Give luck a chance to happen. -Tom Kite

I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were. -Lena Horne

Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent. -Richie Benaud

By the time I got to the hospital, I certainly realised that I had a problem because I couldn't write or print at that time, which lasted luckily only about four months. I'd gone numb here and on my tongue and the right foot a little bit. -John Newcombe

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house. -Jackie DeShannon

I get bored doing one thing only. I've been very lucky to explore a lot of different artistic territory and I don't see why I won't continue on that path. -Bill Mumy

I'm very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music – original music – in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do. -Bill Mumy

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him. -David Bowie

I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music. -Elvis Costello

I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky. -Jeanne Calment

I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest. -Klaus Fuchs

We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986. It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn't get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one. -Martina Hingis

I'm very lucky, I'm happy with life because my experiences led me to do what I had to do. I don't have any regrets whatsoever. -Van Morrison

I was very lucky, I was part of the post-war period when everything had to be redone. -Pierre Cardin

I don't feel any pressure from fans. But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That's not to say that I'm not happy. -Paul Simon

In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad, or indifferent. -Loretta Lynn

Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to see the end of this century without the world being a totally different place, and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average. -James Lovelock

I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show written by George and Ira Gershwin. Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me. -Ethel Merman

I've been a very lucky actor. -Bob Newhart

It wasn't like I felt I was on a wave. It was just so easy. It is only afterwards that I thought I really had a bit of good luck going on there with Yazoo. -Alison Moyet

That's a powerful lucky rabbit's foot. I got the part in Gone With the Wind because of it. I got my Warner contract, thanks to it. -Hattie McDaniel

I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis. -Dabney Coleman

The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought, hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes, and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition. -Eliza Haywood

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent. -Gene Krupa

There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers – only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles. -Mary Antin

Uh, I just had an operation last March which was rather serious and I'm recuperating now. I'm on a very bland diet. But, uh, I'm lucky, I was just lucky, that's all. -Rube Goldberg

I'm just one of the lucky people. I have no other reason for my longevity. -Johnny Mathis

It's just that some people are lucky and people still seem to enjoy the music. -Johnny Mathis

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck. -Robert Sheckley

I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky. -Carroll O'Connor

I pick good women, but I haven't had any luck with my men. -Elizabeth Arden

I've had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I've been very lucky that way. -Jeff Bridges

I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and know that the last year was positive. -John Elway

The film kept me from working as a secretary. It was a real stroke of luck. A miracle. -Victoria Abril

A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I'm already 45. -Vivien Leigh

Most of the people that I went to school with – I went to secondary school – we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else. -Billy Bragg

So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students. -Daniel Nathans

You can't rely on luck. I've had some stages in my career where I've said we're going to wing it, and we've always ended up in trouble. -George Thorogood

When you love what you do, then you're talking to one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth. -Henry Winkler

I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out for little projects that people don't even know about, that just surface later on. -Laura Dern

I'm not a big believer in a thing called luck. I believe it has a lot to do with fate and just really having a vision of the way you would see your life. -Marla Maples

Well, I'm lucky because, you see, I'll probably bounce back from this role. -Jennifer Saunders

To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill. -Patrick MacGill

I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with. -Sara Paretsky

I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream. -Zinedine Zidane

I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game. -Zinedine Zidane

If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do. -Fred Saberhagen

I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect. -Julie Andrews

Success is like a high-rise building I'm on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I'm looking to make it to the penthouse. -Justin Guarini

The one thing I seek above all else is understanding. Sometimes I'm so frustrated and I don't get it. But I'm lucky to have a good management team and people around me who explain things and answer my questions. -Justin Guarini

I was also lucky to play for an owner, Bud Selig, who truly cared about his players. He'd call me into his office once in a while when he knew things weren't going so well. And it's funny. Every time I left there I always felt like something good was about to happen. -Robin Yount

I was also very lucky to be a teammate of two of the greatest players to have ever played the game. I learned very early on by playing for Frank Robinson and with Henry Aaron that even the greatest players in the game were just one of the guys. -Robin Yount

I have been very lucky, I have only had one bad experience. -Chita Rivera

I've played American, Italian, Greek, French. I've been really lucky that way. -Chita Rivera

I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson, Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players. -Dimebag Darrell

The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit. -Robert Crippen

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him. -Wally Schirra

I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn. Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team. Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened. It was bad luck. In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on. -Angela Merkel

You can only be lucky if you have a place to record. -Edwin Starr

I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day. -Zinedine Zidane

I've been lucky to broadcast some great events and to broadcast the exploits of some great players. -Ernie Harwell

I am a lucky, lucky person. -Evel Knievel

I know that I'm very lucky to be alive. For 35 or 40 years I've spilt my blood and broke my bones and spent years in hospitals. -Evel Knievel

I was lucky enough to get to perform on stage in front of 20 million people on TV, and 150 thousand in concerts. For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star, the 15 minutes is great! It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes. -Mark Mothersbaugh

We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players, including our goalkeeper. Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group as the two tournament favourites Italy and Argentina. -Michel Patini

There are some friends you don't meet for twenty years and when you meet them again it's as if no twenty years has happened – you're lucky when that happens. I feel the same about books. -Norman MacCaig

I had the luck of having an obedient body. -Burt Lancaster

I'm lucky to be in this business. I'm very grateful. -Steve Guttenberg

When you're starting out as an actor, there isn't much food around. I was lucky to have a hit pretty early on. I didn't starve too long. -Steve Guttenberg

Working with Bill Cosby was incredible. I was lucky to be a part of that. -Tatyana Ali

If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it. -Jim Lehrer

You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don't even have women in them, so I'm lucky I'm in it at all. -Elle Macpherson

I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable. -John Lithgow

We've had a problem finding a vocalist. We have not been lucky yet to find the one. I think the problem is that the three of us have such a pedigree of vocalist, that if we come out with someone that's not good we'll obviously be slated! -Peter Hook

So now I feel I'm lucky in the respect that I can sort of pick a little more carefully, which is tricky because as a black actress, there aren't that many roles to pick from. -Rachel True

And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that. -Ed Bradley

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. -Ed Bradley

No, but I'm really lucky, because I'm not the superhero. -Fisher Stevens

In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths of seconds apart from each other. -Jacky Ickx

And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power. -Jacky Ickx

Frankly – and believe me, I say this without any pretense – when I see the road I've taken, I have to say that thanks to good luck, because without good luck one can do nothing, I've come out pretty well. -James MacArthur

It's not that complicated. If you hear something and it makes you want to hear it again, that's the ticket. You have to be lucky enough to find geniuses, welcome them and get out of their way. -Jerry Moss

My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments. -Matt Cameron

I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky. -Lynda Barry

This is my 25th year of being on stage. A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting line with are no longer in this position. I feel very, very lucky. -Henry Rollins

I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don't know. -Jeffrey Archer

I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me. -Gene Tierney

I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that – whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording. -Richard O'Brien

I was very lucky. I started my own commercial company. -Richard Donner

I work hard and I will always work hard. But I feel very lucky with the way that it has all come together. -Vanessa Carlton

The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn't have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn't possibly have gone. -Trevor Nunn

I was very young when we got married and I don't know why it worked out like it did or how I was smart enough to know that this was the right guy, but somehow I got lucky. -Kyra Sedgwick

After 14 years, it better be a real marriage, you know? We do have a great time together. We are really lucky. -Kyra Sedgwick

I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos. -Kenneth Branagh

We are so lucky Americans are impressive with what they're willing to give. We get bashed too much. And, so many young people in this country give so much. They're not all gang bangers. -Jami Gertz

I haven't had to struggle very much. I haven't paid my dues. I think I have been lucky. -Colin Firth

I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined. -Bob Geldof

I was lucky enough to be given books that weren't top sellers; books that were kind of under the radar. -Bill Sienkiewicz

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people. -Barbara Amiel

Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution. -Barbara Amiel

I mean, God, I'm so lucky right now with the opportunities that I've had. There's nothing to worry about. -Alison Lohman

So, it takes a lot of chance and luck. I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where people with the same skills never made it to the program. So keep trying. -Philippe Perrin

I'm lucky; people write scripts for me. -Catherine Deneuve

My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you. -Wild Bill Hickok

But I got drafted out of high school, and my mother wasn't having it. She was like, you're not about to think that you can just play ball, because if you get hurt, you're going to be out of luck. -Shemar Moore

I'm lucky not to have a nine-to-five job. -Ruby Wax

I am lucky to have good Polish skin that doesn't wrinkle so I might be around for a few years yet. -Ruby Wax

You are still lucky – you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music – but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music. -Randy Bachman

Well, you just know, as a writer, I didn't really write one of the five best screenplays of the year. There were lots of brilliant screenplays; I was just one of the lucky ones who got nominated. -Patrick Marber

The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? -David McCullough

Seven is a lucky number, so I plan to do a lot of lucky things with my seventh place title. -Anwar Robinson

Ninety-seven is my lucky number. -Antonia Fraser

Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time. -Christie Brinkley

I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage. -Lynn Johnston

Donner likes what he does and enjoys being on a set. He doesn't have to do it, its not like he has to make the rent. When I get to be his age and still enjoy what I'm doing like him, I'd be lucky. -Ethan Embry

I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I've been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that's what it takes, everybody contributing night after night. -Ed Belfour

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island. -Derek Walcott

I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities. -David McCullough

I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career. -Kate Smith

I am exceedingly lucky that my voice, along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm, was given me at birth. -Kate Smith

We all got lucky doing Boy Meets World. -Will Friedle

Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I'd put myself in the latter category. But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything. -Steve Wozniak

One lucky shot deserves another. -Shaquille O'Neal

I've been lucky – I've been an actor for eight years and I've never been out of work. -Kent McCord

I feel lucky. I think acting can help to keep you young. It does make you feel there's meaning in your life. -Jane Badler

My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals. -James Weldon Johnson

There are a lot better musicians than me out there that just haven't had the luck to fall into everything like I have. -Glenn Tipton

I think we all appreciate it now just how lucky we are to be in a band like Judas Priest. -Glenn Tipton

I don't even like to talk about it. I hated being a number and not merely because I was a very small one. I let them bellow at me for just as long as it took me to find enough pluck to bellow back at them. -George Grosz

If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame. And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and make music you believe in, well, then you're truly blessed. I think that's where we are now. -Edie Brickell

It was lucky for me. It wasn't lucky for the nine people that got killed and the 20 that were injured. -Barney Ross

The people at home don't care what your problems are. They just know that you're doing that show and you're supposed to do the best you can do. It's not a 9-5 type of job. I've considered myself very lucky to do that kind of work. -Wink Martindale

My whole career – I have been really lucky. -Caprice Bourret

I'm happy being an actor, it's what I have always wanted to do. I'm just lucky I got to do it so early. -Charlie Hunnam

I'm open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I'm extremely lucky, I guess; it's a lucrative venue. -Yancy Butler

The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence. -Gregory Corso

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines. -Liam Neeson

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

I like that totally mixed up kind of eclectic group of personal props and bits of costume and I think the fun of doing that is where I was very lucky with Doctor Who. -Lalla Ward

The average life spans of many bands are not that long, up to five years if they are lucky. -Mike McCready

Actually I've never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts. -Nancy McKeon

I was very lucky. My parents raised me in such a way that it never occurred to me that I wasn't equal. -Victoria Principal

Richard Burton came from the same town as me, so I thought I'd follow my nose, and follow my luck. I think I've been very lucky. -Anthony Hopkins

I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle. -Bobby Orr

I've never felt more comfortable in my skin, I've never enjoyed life as much and I feel so lucky. -Candice Bergen

I mean, I'm new but I've always been very interested in film making process and I've been lucky enough to work with film makers in my past that have been very encouraging to let me hang around. I get so emotionally vested – that the producer part of me was natural. -Charlize Theron

If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky. -Eberhard Weber

I'm lucky if I find one movie a year that's worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot. -Kevin Spacey

And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions. I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don't go as far as I did on those two times. -Mary Tyler Moore

Having kids has been great for me. I have two beautiful step- kids, as well as my own new daughter. They've really helped me to keep my feet firmly on the ground, and life is good. I feel like I'm the luckiest guy here. -Matt LeBlanc

I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky. -Monica Lewinsky

But listen, I'm 29-years-old, I'm really lucky to be there and whatever happens I've been really blessed already. I have plenty of awards for this movie and if this was it for me I'd be really content. -Reese Witherspoon

I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic. -Salma Hayek

Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let's remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War. -Ann Druyan

You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented. -Ben Gazzara

I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools. -Sally Field

I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything, because I know it's hard for people. I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish those ground rules and make it that way. -Tim McGraw

The last movie I did, I was very lucky: I got to work with probably the best actor of our era, Billy Bob Thornton. He's just incredible. I was like a sponge: I soaked up everything he had to say. -Tim McGraw

Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented. -Whoopi Goldberg

You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck. -Whoopi Goldberg

If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care. -Brigitte Bardot

I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air. -Charles Kuralt

Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship. -Charles Kuralt

So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn. -Loretta Swit

I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind. -Sarah McLachlan

I've always been incredibly lucky that the music that I make, other people like it. -Sarah McLachlan

Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map. Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years. -Steve Cropper

I think of myself as an enormously lucky person. -Kate DiCamillo

I kind of just lucked into and fell into the other profession. It was really just an outgrowth of the fact that when I was in art school, I had no money whatsoever. -Martin Mull

I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything. -Tim Robbins

I'm a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game. -Willie Mays

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate. -Adam Rickitt

Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think. -Christopher Walken

I don't carry lucky charms, but I believe in those things. -Christopher Walken

I've made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom. -Christopher Walken

I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week. -Cindy Crawford

To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky. -Harvey Fierstein

I think becoming an actor because it's a ridiculously insecure profession to go into. I feel very comfortable but very lucky. I think any time that you imagine that it's plain sailing for hereon in, then you're kidding yourself. -Hugh Dancy

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too. -Jimmy Buffett

I get a trickling few scripts that I'm lucky enough that some of them are great. I don't get loads of scripts. -Meryl Streep

I have a very good life – I'm lucky enough not to be deprived. -Meryl Streep

I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home. -Cathy Guisewite

I've been lucky enough to fly to space twice. -Chris Hadfield

We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true. -Katie Holmes

With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights. -Richard Branson

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. -Don Shula

I hate to admit that. I want to win every race, but I know that's not possible. To be in the top 25 is realistic if we have any luck this year. But anything to be in the chase or something like that is very unrealistic. -Roger Staubach

Furthermore, they were constantly informed by all the camp authorities that they had been abandoned by the world: they were beggars and lucky to receive the daily soup of starvation. -Martha Gellhorn

I'm not a politician; I'm lucky to be a filmmaker and to be able to express myself through the films I make. -Mathieu Kassovitz

I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky. -Orson Scott Card

I have many shortcomings. I feel very lucky to have been able to have what I've had. -Joshua Lederberg

I feel like it has gone very fast for me, but I feel like it wasn't instantaneous, at all. I was getting a lot of rejections. I just got very lucky and it happened quickly for me. I don't feel like I'm a prodigy or something. -Anthony Doerr

I've had one very bad ankle injury but otherwise I've been incredibly lucky with my fitness. I've worked hard at it and I've always been fit even compared to other players. That sustains you through various parts of your career, but I am 36. -Graeme Le Saux

Yes, there's a luck in most things; and in none more than being born at the right time. -Edmund Clarence Stedman

I started in high school to be interested in music and from there, I decided to study in college. Yeah, you're right, I did start late, but luckily, because of my schooling, I picked up a lot of ground pretty quick. -Jon Secada

I just lived it and did my own thing without looking over my shoulder. I think I'm very lucky, considering when I started everything, and the fact that I have a masters in music, and I've always worked in music, and that's what I wanted to do. -Jon Secada

My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house. -Kaley Cuoco

Then I was lucky I met with my future husband, and I started new life with my husband, and I was happy again. He was a musician. I start to travel with him through Europe also and around the former Soviet Union. -Olga Korbut

Basically, when I look at my life, I think I'm lucky to be given the opportunities I've had. -Michael Patrick Jann

I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy. -Robert Downey, Jr.

Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn't fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will – with luck – come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise. -V. S. Naipaul

I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried. -Tom T. Hall

Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky. -Solon

The luck will alter and the star will rise. -John Masefield

With luck on your side, you can do without brains. -Giordano Bruno

Good luck needs no explanation. -Shirley Temple

He was so gorgeous… Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way. -Courtney Love

We're quite lucky that we've got political freedoms. We should be using them. -Mark Thomas

I was lucky enough to meet the Material Girl twice. -Eric West

How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us? -William Dean Howells

The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have. -Henry James

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. -Rabindranath Tagore

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. -Denzel Washington

With my luck, if I ever invested in General Motors, they'd bust it to Corporal! -Robert Orben

Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right. -William Feather

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting. -Gertrude Stein

Personally, I think if a women hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky. -Deborah Kerr

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck. -B. C. Forbes

The fact is I am not having sex. But I feel absolutely ripe for the, what would you say? plucking? -Angelina Jolie

I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part. -Neil Diamond

I do have a lucky pair of underwear. -Brendan Fehr

I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones. -Suzy Parker

I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me. -Caroline B. Cooney

I'm very lucky in that I have a good cosmetic surgeon. -Sharon Osbourne

Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck. -Orson Welles

My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game. -Duffy Daugherty

Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life. -Alec Guinness

She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership). -O. Henry

I'm done with men… I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage. -Halle Berry

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

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

Babe Ruth was great. I'm just lucky. -Reggie Jackson

I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time. -Clark Gable

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest… beautiful, no. Amusing, yes. -Josephine Baker

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field. -Edward de Bono

I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness. -Christopher Reeve

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. -Ellen Key

I got a call this morning, and it was from Nancy Kerrigan, wishing me luck. She wished me luck and sent me all her good wishes. -Michelle Kwan

People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. -Anne Tyler

I am lucky enough to have Aaron Sorkin write what I have to say. -Allison Janney

I'm lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry. -Sean Lennon

Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it. -Douglas William Jerrold

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education – sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. -E. B. White

The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business. -John Berryman

Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared. -Michael Korda

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck. -Jean-Paul Sartre

I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs. -Lyle Lovett

Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless. -Herodotus

A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over. -Honore de Balzac

God's dice always have a lucky roll. -Sophocles

With a little bit of luck, you'll never work! -Alan Jay Lerner

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place. -Stanley Weiser

Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends. -Erica Jong

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect. -Samuel Butler

No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot. -Chi Chi Rodriguez

Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. -Catherine the Great

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. -Agatha Christie

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then – I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that. -Agatha Christie

People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it. -Frank Sinatra

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other. -Ernest Hemingway

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody. -Abraham Polonsky

I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life. -Britney Spears

Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified. -Virginia Graham

Sometimes in this game it's as good to be lucky as it is to be good. -Vida Blue

I wouldn't say I'm lucky, but I do take care of my body. I never drink or smoke, and I get the most out of my body. -Terry Vaughn

We're lucky, real lucky. Our friends lost their house. We just had some burning embers put holes in the screens. -George Martin

People who annoy people are the luckiest people in the world. -Howie Mandel

I had a great time with baseball growing up. I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn. -Nick Johnson

It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream. -Tony Oliva

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here. -Morris West

I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents – and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it. -Jennifer Garner

Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film. -Alfred Hitchcock

The people have spoken. Their decision is sovereign. We all respect it… I wish good luck to those who will now govern France. -Alain Juppe

Once in high school, I completely over plucked my left eyebrow all the way up to where you're not supposed to. I had no idea what I was doing and it looked terrible! My mom was like 'What did you do to yourself?' I was so embarrassed. -Ashley Tisdale

I do think I'm lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

Me a TV star? I've got to be the luckiest guy in the world. -John Ritter

If I could only get people to rub my belly for good lucky and then throw money in my fountain, it'd be a perfect world. -Christopher Meloni

I'm getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade. I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business. -Rob Paulsen

There's many times this year I've sat back and thought, I'm making a living from making things up. It's the only skill I have so I've been really lucky. -Colin Mochrie

I'm not a pretty boy who came to town and burst out of the gate, which is a good thing, because if I was, I probably wouldn't have been good enough then. I probably wouldn't have lasted. So I was very lucky not to be pretty. -Jeremy Piven

I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth. -Kristen Bell

When you realize who the good people are in your life, you're so lucky. -Sophia Bush

I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid. -Sophia Bush

The worst moment was when I was performing and I was about to sing, but I choked. I had a tickle in my throat and I started coughing, and I couldn't get the words out. It lasted for like thirty seconds, but I got over it, and luckily the crowd didn't seem to care. -Chris Brown

We have it, we're lucky enough that we've created a show where it's not about… a family, or a kid, it's about a town. -Trey Parker

Acting will always be my first passion, it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough to do it the rest of my life. -Devon Werkheiser

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, 'You make your own luck.' -Orlando Bloom

Polar bears did very well in the warmer times. They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years, nor during the previous interglacial, nor the one before that. So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob; you know, to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out. -Piers Corbyn

That's one of the lucky things about getting the success later on. I know how I want to dress, I know what kind of house I want to live in, I just know more about myself, and that's true about the roles I want to play and what parts of myself I want to express. You're just more in touch with yourself. -Naomi Watts

You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. -Jimmy Dean

I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity. -Carl Paladino

I love being on stage or in front of the camera. My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting. -Dana Delany

I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard – to be lucky is a good thing – but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success. -Greg Akcelrod

I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters. -Dino De Laurentiis

I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born – but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it. -Slavoj Zizek

I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them. -Audrey Hepburn

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough. -Audrey Hepburn

Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real. -Ashlee Simpson

I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others. -Hillary Clinton

I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I'm proud of. -George Clooney

It is a dark, dark world. If you're going to be in a dark world, I can't think of any better one to be in. I still think I'm very lucky to be in it. -James Gandolfini

I feel I'd like to share my luck and my life. Being in love is the best thing in the world. -Susannah York

I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky. -Annette Bening

As a kid, you run around the house pretending to be a superhero, and now to be doing it as a job, I feel very lucky. -Chris Hemsworth

We all get so caught up in our day-to-day lives and have so many gripes. But when you see the way others live and how they make the best of it, you'll realize how lucky you are. -Kristin Davis

Don't hate me, but I've always been skinny. I got lucky. -Malin Akerman

Hmm, limelight… No, I'm not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I'm very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It's really a jungle out there. -Eva Green

I have been lucky, of course. Like, last year, if I went out, I'd have to fight to chat someone up. This year, I look exactly the same, which is really scruffy, and yet lots of people seem to have just changed their minds and decided I'm really sexy. -Robert Pattinson

Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it. -Shania Twain

The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

In this business, I don't know how you can have a plan or how you can orchestrate anything. But I've been lucky with my choices. I'm very strong-willed, so I've been able to stick with it. I'm lucky there. -January Jones

Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time – and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky. -Ryan Reynolds

What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are. -Harrison Ford

The most accurate representation of how I feel is that I'm incredibly lucky to be working in this structure where people get paid millions to read the news on TV. And, yes, it is insane. And there is nothing I can say beyond acknowledging my immense good fortune, and being aware that I'm blessed, and aware that it isn't going to last forever. -Tom Hanks

I thought if I was lucky it would be a nice, modest-sized, modest-budgeted film that would be a modest success. And then something happened. -David Heyman

Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in 'Transformers.' I like to think that I've had some luck in building actors' careers with my films. -Michael Bay

When you get into the granny era, you're lucky to get anything. -Maggie Smith

But things such as 'Harry Potter', all I can do is shape my character, seek the director's approval on that, and basically take it from there. Professor Flitwick in 'Harry Potter', I kind of defined how I saw him from reading the book, and luckily that matched up with the director's vision. -Warwick Davis

As for the herbal cigarettes, for the most part I don't smoke as much as the guys do. I'm usually just strutting around a bit more so I don't actually have to be inhaling it. I'm lucky because I do have scenes where the cigarettes work beautifully to punctuate certain things I'm saying. -Christina Hendricks

As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids. -Steve Jobs

It's hard to tell with these Internet startups if they're really interested in building companies or if they're just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don't really want to build a company, they won't luck into it. That's because it's so hard that if you don't have a passion, you'll give up. -Steve Jobs

Bottom line is, I didn't return to Apple to make a fortune. I've been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. There's no way you could ever spend it all, and I don't view wealth as something that validates my intelligence. -Steve Jobs

I'm not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling – sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation. -Mark Cuban

I've been really lucky. When I decided to go to LA I said I was going to quit modelling and just go and see how I do. In the first two weeks I got three movies. I was so excited I had all my furniture shipped out from New York. -Estella Warren

For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited. -Sheryl Sandberg

If you ask men why they did a good job, they'll say, 'I'm awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?' If you ask women why they did a good job, what they'll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard. -Sheryl Sandberg

My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding and being lucky enough to finally get a shot. -Busta Rhymes

I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with so many great collaborators in my lifetime. -Trey Anastasio

A handkerchief can never be put in another pocket after it has been in one pocket. I don't walk under ladders. I have items of clothing that are lucky for me. That rotates, but I am luck-oriented. -Rachel Maddow

I say it every day – I'm the luckiest man on earth. -Marc Anthony

I'm a lucky guy. I don't take for granted, for one minute, what I do. -Richie Sambora

I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me. -Ann Bancroft

I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me. -Ann Bancroft

I'm very lucky, because my beat is current events. And events are changing all the time. -Rick Mercer

I guess we're all lucky to be in this profession where you can be someone else for two or three months on a film shoot. I find it restful. Vachement agreable. -Jean Dujardin

I'd rather be good than lucky. -Brian Bosworth

Well, I came the second year. I mean I just fit right in. They wrote a great person and I'm so lucky that I got to be part of the family. -Aida Turturro

Some of you may remember me as the 'Doritos Girl' from that Super Bowl commercial a while back, but I've been lucky enough to have gotten a few more credits under my belt since then! -Ali Landry

I think that I have this core group of fans that fell in love with the character I played on Buffy and now they're following me to everything I do. They're very dedicated and loyal. I'm very lucky. -Amber Benson

I just feel lucky to have grown up where I did because I think it gave me a nice base. Hollywood can really mess with your sense of self and I feel like coming from the South keeps me pretty grounded. -Amber Benson

What we aspired to in 1998, we have wildly surpassed. And I know we all feel incredibly grateful and lucky this band has been able to have the life that it's had. -Ben Gibbard

Then there are actors my age like Ethan Hawke, he's in 'Moby Dick,' I love his work. I've been lucky. Alfred Molina, he has real class. -Billy Boyd

I'm so lucky because I get to have all of these memories. I can have all of those pictures and different sorts of films and stuff. Some people have only one photo, and I'm really glad that I have all of that. -Bindi Irwin

Nobody, from that standpoint, is any luckier than I am or will ever be any luckier than I am. It's great. -Boomer Esiason

I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything. -America Ferrera

I realize what it means to be financially comfortable, and I want to be that. But I'm lucky enough to be in that position. And I'm also careful. I save 38 percent of my earnings after expenses, before taxes. -David Duval

I like my hands. Which is lucky as I have to spend all day looking at them on the handlebars. -David Millar

I mean, I'm lucky because I've slimmed down, but the last thing I was thinking about was losing weight. -Denise Van Outen

I'm into eating salads and fish. I've always been a big fish eater. I like fruit. I have friends that you have to force-feed them the good stuff. I'm lucky I actually like it. Brussel sprouts and all that. -Elisha Cuthbert

You're lucky enough in television to always be at it, to always be doing it. It's like you're constantly that person, always, all the time. It gets to be like clockwork. -Elisha Cuthbert

I had no interest in being your basic vanilla girl. I've been lucky enough that I haven't had to play that. -Emma Caulfield

I cannot improve on those spoken for many years by a true legend who preceded me at CBS News. He would say, simply, 'good night, and good luck.' -Mike Wallace

I was able to get operated on four days after I was diagnosed. It was just a matter of getting this baseball-sized tumor out of me. I reflect now on how lucky I was to be in the situation where I could get the best possible help and treatment. -Eric Davis

As it stands now, those of us who are lucky enough to be citizens by birth don't have to do much. Very little is asked of us. -Eric Liu

You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I've always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved. -Leighton Meester

I loved doing 'Countdown.' I now consider that I was very, very lucky – not just because it was such a wonderful show to do, but because it lasted for so long. -Carol Vorderman

People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life. -Carrie-Anne Moss

I learned my French through school. I was lucky in that the tutor on 'The Wonder Years' set spoke fluent French. -Danica McKellar

I know we can't always know what medical surprises may happen during childbirth. But my hope is to go fully natural – no epidural, no interventions. Wish me luck. -Danica McKellar

They have horses in 'Snow White?' I am lucky nothing nasty happens to horses in 'Snow White.' -Tarsem Singh

It used to bother me – having bigger, fuller brows. I even plucked them once so I'd fit in, but I hated them and couldn't wait for them to grow back. Now I embrace them. I realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful. -Lily Collins

You have to be a good team, but you have to be lucky and stay away from injuries. -Jaromir Jagr

I know I am extraordinarily lucky to be doing what I am doing. I have worked hard along the way and I have been blessed too. I have had a great life. -Gary Lineker

I'd like to find someone to procreate with – as sexy as that sounds. If you're out and about and fit the description, come up and say hi. I won't bite. Well, maybe a little, if you're lucky. -Chloe Sevigny

I consider myself really lucky and I always have done. My approach is that if I know I'm relaxed and happy, then I will do my best work. -Jonny Lee Miller

I think the whole under-eye-bag thing is hereditary, and I just got lucky. -Julianna Margulies

It's not because I'm lucky. I work very hard. -Julie Doucet

When moms and dads put their kids in acting class, good luck. Because you're just filling them with stuff they don't need yet. -Anna Chlumsky

The public health of five million children should not be left to luck or chance. -Jamie Oliver

I feel so, so lucky. Lucky because of many things. -Joss Stone

If you remember one thing from talking to me, remember this: I am just a girl who makes noises – and I'm incredibly lucky that people happen to like those noises. -Joss Stone

I don't believe in luck. -Nelly

I just consider being one of the luckiest people in the sense that creativity came to me and it flowed. -Vidal Sassoon

I'm in the lucky position financially where I don't have to do things I don't want to do. -Amanda Holden

I'm lucky enough to be with someone, and I am happy. -Johnny Knoxville

My dad said to me growing up: 'When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you're a lucky man.' -Josh Charles

It's hard to have any kind of luck in this business. -Leighton Meester

Francois Hollande is the president of the republic, he must be respected. I want to wish him good luck in the midst of these tests. -Nicolas Sarkozy

I love acting, so it's easy when you have a passion for it. I've always found the harder you work, the luckier you get. -Ryan Kwanten

People say to me, 'You're so lucky. You get to see the world.' But I don't. I go to the hotel and to the pools and back again. That's it. -Michael Phelps

It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I was uninjured and well prepared. As a gymnast, you can't ask for much more. -Shawn Johnson

I am lucky to have three daughters who are completely different. I look at my daughters and I have different relationships with all three and there are parts of each personality that are very special. -Vanessa Williams

I've been lucky enough – well, maybe unlucky enough – to have had a lot of friends who have had their ups and downs. And for an actor, that's good. Life experience in any regard is good. So I've seen a lot and I've had my own experiences. -Chris Evans

I had great luck with Tim McGraw twice in 'Friday Night Lights' and 'The Kingdom.' I love finding off-beat casting and finding someone you know in one way and you reinvent them in another way. I like doing that as a director. -Peter Berg

I was so lucky because what I did in 'Thor' was I built the character from the ground up – the foundations of his spirit, really. He was someone who was born with an expectation that he would one day be a king, born with an entitlement. -Tom Hiddleston

It's not my fault that there is this gap between rich and poor, it is the fault of governments. I want a different world. One where I don't wake up thinking I'm so lucky to be able to feed my daughter. -Emma Thompson

People in the U.S. didn't know what taekwondo was. But they saw what the Lopezes were able to do with all the love and support and hard work we put in, and what we accomplished. It makes me feel real lucky to be in a position like that. -Steven Lopez

I'm so lucky that I have a great relationship. -Julianne Hough

I love my job so much, and not everyone can say that and I recognize how lucky that is. -Larisa Oleynik

In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn't fit and the shoes didn't fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn't prevent me from working. -Devon Aoki

I just didn't know what the heck I wanted to do with my life, so I drove out to California and got really lucky. -Krista Allen

A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo. I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off. -Amy Lee

I'm a terrible singer. I feel lucky to play baseball. You can't be gifted in everything. -Alex Rodriguez

When I was a young boy I wanted to play for Newcastle United, I wanted to wear the number nine shirt and I wanted to score goals at St James' Park. I've lived my dream and I realise how lucky I've been to have done that. -Alan Shearer

I've had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats. -Andrew Bogut

I like to be creative and I'm lucky that I have a couple of different outlets, and I'm lucky that I get to use them. -Jamie Kennedy

I'm aware that not all kids can pick up and fly to Panama. I'm very lucky. -Jenna Bush

I've had a lot of luck. If I didn't I'd be washing bottles in Russia. -Marat Safin

I feel really lucky to be in a band where the guys, for all the opportunities to do things that potentially would be good for them but detrimental to the group, that everybody stayed loyal to the whole. -Mike Shinoda

I think luck falls on not just the brave but also the ones who believe they belong there. -Novak Djokovic

I am very lucky, I have a very tight group of friends and a very supportive family, and to this date no-one has ever sold a story on me. -Sienna Miller

I'm lucky I have good metabolism and I'm very grateful for that. -Sienna Miller

I'm very lucky that I get to make a living out of acting, which is what I love, and the level of attention I receive has sometimes been my own fault and sometimes not been. -Sienna Miller

I'm lucky that I have such a hands on husband. -Tori Spelling

Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Poor decisions and bad luck are contingencies of most horror films. -Wesley Morris

I would like to say I've achieved goals, but really, modeling is all luck. You're not really achieving anything. The least hardworking person with a special face can be huge and have a whole world of success. -Brooklyn Decker

I've had an unbelievable life. I've been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I'm from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, 'That's real work.' -Liam Neeson

Even though I don't write about things that come from my life because I'm lucky, and I live in a great place with great kids and, you know, a great husband, I think you can find threads of me in the characters, so that's really what being a writer is, probably. -Jodi Picoult

Ironically, being a coach on 'The Voice' and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music. -Blake Shelton

Guys usually like a very natural look. I think it's bad idea to wear a strong lip on a first date – or for the first few dates. I'm always too nervous he'll kiss it off – if I'm lucky enough to get a kiss! I also think soft, sexy hair is important. -Emmy Rossum

I've never had my brows done – I tweeze them myself. I used to watch my mom pluck her brows, that's how I learned. -Emmy Rossum

Relationships are hard. You're lucky if you find someone. -Diane Keaton

Through my work and travels I have been lucky enough to have been exposed to various eclectic cuisine running the gamut from small local cafes to iconic five-star restaurants. -Mark Hyman

I was lucky that it hit my shaft, and then my helmet, and I was lucky enough to get that breakaway. -Saku Koivu

I feel lucky that I got to work with some of the big legends in town. -Yvonne Strahovski

If you're lucky enough to be involved in a film that's about something very real and that you hope will continue to hold up in 20 years' time it just gives you more energy and makes it feel all the more worthwhile. -Eric Bana

When I see my children, and when I see the people who value me, I know how lucky I am. -Kevin Costner

If you write chick lit, and if you're a New Yorker, and if your book becomes the topic of pop-culture fascination, the paper might make dismissive and ignorant mention of your book. If you write romance, forget about it. You'll be lucky if they spell your name right on the bestseller list. -Jennifer Weiner

For most of my career I've been very lucky to have avoided major injuries. -Mark Viduka

The security comes, as an actor, in knowing that you're not in control. If you try to control your career, or how people perceive you, you'll make yourself unhappy, because life doesn't work like that. So much is luck. It's much better to let yourself off, to think, 'There's nothing I can do.' -Matthew Macfadyen

I've had nine of my books adapted to film, and almost all were enjoyable. I've been very lucky with Hollywood, and look forward to more movies being adapted. But I don't get involved in that process. I know nothing about making movies and I stay away from it and hope for the best. -John Grisham

I'm really lucky, because I've been able to go places and meet people you can only dream of. -Frances Bean Cobain

I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong. -Antony Beevor

I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work. -Maria Sharapova

My main goal is to stay healthy because when you're injured you realise how lucky you are to have your health. -Maria Sharapova

I was lucky enough to marry a wonderful chef. -Mehmet Oz

When I go outside of L.A., no matter where it is, really anywhere I go, people will be stopping me or taking pictures or whatever it is. And it's great. It's amazing. I'm just lucky. -Michael Welch

I feel like I've been lucky, because I don't feel like I've ever tried to be somebody I'm not. People might disagree. -Norah Jones

I am really passionate about my career and my music and I am so lucky to be able to do what I do for a job, so for all the early morning starts and long days, I could never trade it all in. -Rachel Stevens

I have very little faith that I'll ever find someone. I've had some bad luck and I've made some bad choices – not in men, but in how I've chosen to deal with relationships. -Selma Blair

I consider myself very lucky indeed to have had the career I have. I listen to the radio now and you can't tell artists apart. -Jay Kay

I take parenting incredibly seriously. I want to be there for my kids and help them navigate the world, and develop skills, emotional intelligence, to enjoy life, and I'm lucky to be able to do that and have two healthy, normal boys. -Joan Cusack

I used to send Tony Romo texts throughout the season just to encourage him, just to wish him luck and just to tell him to get on his offensive line. I hated watching this young man get sacked as much as he did, especially when it came down to big games. -Emmitt Smith

I think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there. -Eric Bana

I think I was very lucky that I didn't get well-known until my early thirties. If it had happened when I was younger, you might have seen me falling out of nightclubs. I think I conducted myself as a much better human being because I was already married when all that came along (I got married five months after I got the role as Will). -Eric McCormack

I consider myself a very lucky man indeed. -Eric Stoltz

If you're lucky like me, your relationship with your brother has resolved itself on the peaceful side of the fence and has stayed there. But if you're someone who's got a family that's all fractured and finding it hard to relate, that's a very sad place to be. -Tom Hardy

I'm trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy. I feel really lucky. -Jewel

I'm not a political thinker, but I've just always thought of myself as a Labour supporter. I was a great fan of Tony Blair. He sent me a letter before I swam the Channel to wish me luck. -David Walliams

I went through a period at boarding school when my coaches wanted me to switch to snowboarding because they thought I was no good at skiing. I was too skinny. I had terrible technique. They were saying I should be a snowboarder, and luckily, I resisted. -Bode Miller

I don't know if there is someone for everyone. Every person is so different and I don't think there is an exact match for every person. If you meet someone and they have 20 of the 25 things you want in a person, then you're pretty lucky. -Amanda Bynes

I would never have changed anything in the past. I have been acting for 32 years now and I feel so lucky to be able to have done exactly what I wanted to do. -Amanda Burton

My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate. -Carnie Wilson

I think as an actor you're lucky to have any film take on a life of its own long after it's left the theater. -Cary Elwes

I don't think I've had a more miserable life than a lot of people. I think I've had a pretty lucky life. -Chris Isaak

If you're lucky enough to be raised in a rich family, good. But learn how to respect that luck. It's not a given, you know? It's not like, 'Well, it's normal'. No, it's not normal. It's lucky. -Christopher Lambert

For an actor to have a role that they're recognized and remembered for over the years, it's unusual. It's very lucky if it happens once – and it's luck that it's happened to me a couple of times. -Curtis Armstrong

I've been lucky to have a lot of opportunities to help people. -Dale Murphy

Mother's Day is a torment if your mother is dead. Valentine's Day is a torment if you don't got one. And at some point in our lives, we will be tormented by Valentine's Day even if we're relatively lucky in love. -Dan Savage

Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that. -Valentino Garavani

I said if I made 10 films in my life, I would be very lucky. That's how I meant it. My fear after my first one was whether they would let me make another one, so I had this goal in my head. -Luc Besson

I got to have a TV show that really was the talk of the nation for a while there. So I'm a very lucky guy. -Marc Cherry

The Obamas, especially Michelle, have radiated the sense that Americans do not appreciate what they sacrifice by living in a gilded cage. They've forgotten Rule No. 1 of politics: No one sheds tears for anyone lucky enough to live at the White House. -Maureen Dowd

You just have to keep plugging away and if you get lucky enough to get a job, you get one. -Michael Vartan

You never know why or when the next job is coming. I actually like that. It's kind of exciting. I don't punch in. I don't have a 9 to 5 job. When you do work you're lucky enough to go to interesting places and meet mostly interesting and talented people, so it's really a great job if you can work. -Michael Vartan

I've cut my teeth as a coach with some great head coaches and some great co-workers and I have been very lucky to have learned a lot of football from all of the above. -Mike Tice

I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles. -Aidan Quinn

I have been acting for 32 years now and I feel so lucky to be able to have done exactly what I wanted to do. -Amanda Burton

I have no idea why I won, man. I guess some people liked the music that I was doing. I'm just lucky. I was just doing my thing each week. -Phillip Phillips

I was lucky to have parents who loved me. -Jean Paul Gaultier

I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it's like a party. -Jean Paul Gaultier

I'm lucky – I can do two things at once. -Renee Fleming

When my parents died, it became clear to me that there was an end in sight. Death was never a real thing to me. And then when that happened I realized I only have so many years left, if I'm lucky. -Rick Baker

I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business. -Rob Paulsen

If you're from Dublin, for example, chances are you live with your family, if you're lucky enough to, right up to the mid-20s. And most of the people I know, when they finally sort of set off on their own, they don't stray all that far. -Roddy Doyle

I'm a lucky gal. -Rosie Perez

I did a couple of films, I was very lucky at the beginning of my career… and then, I never had another job here for ten years probably and I moved to Europe. -Rupert Everett

When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing. -Shah Rukh Khan

I was lucky on 'Arli$$.' I basically got to do whatever I wanted because HBO is great for that. -Sandra Oh

The beginning of my career was so brilliant. It wasn't until ten years later that I went, 'Oh, that was a big, fat fluke and, boy, was I ever lucky.' -Sandra Oh

I'm lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you. -JoJo

I've had the most incredible luck in my career. -Richard Dawson

We are all lucky to be here, we are lucky to be on stage and have millions of people watch us. -Gary Barlow

I think I'm bad luck for Tiger because he missed the cut in Charlotte with me. But yeah, those are two of the best players of all time. Tiger's the best player of all time in my opinion, so when he's not in the field, it's a relief because he's such a great player. -Webb Simpson

But I'm thrilled to be employed, and to work with all my friends and people that I admire. You're just lucky to work – that's the bottom line. -Bonnie Hunt

I'm formally trained, I don't know what classically trained really means. I've worked with Sanford Meisner. And I've worked at Circle Rep with Marshall W. Mason and Lanford Wilson and some really good people. I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences. -Brad Dourif

John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do. -Caroline Kennedy

I'm lucky that my restaurant partners are my wife Liz and Doug Petkovic. We opened our first restaurant over 15 years ago. And we didn't open up our second restaurant for almost ten years. So that gave us a good foundation of employees. -Michael Symon

I was lucky enough to have great mentors both in the culinary world and in the world of chefs who became celebrities. Bobby Flay is one of my dearest friends and a tremendous mentor for me. Mario Batali is the same way. They began doing TV a little before me and they showed me the way. -Michael Symon

I've honestly been really lucky. My only jobs have been babysitting and acting. -Anne Hathaway

I feel like I'm really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they're really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds. -Aly Raisman

I think the legacy we leave is our family. I don't think it's money. I don't think it's – I'm not saying that charity isn't a great thing. I just think that it's my family. Even now I look and I think, God, I'm lucky if I lost it all. -Michael Buble

People always ask me if I could live in any other era what would it be, and I tell them none! I feel so lucky to live in an age where technology has changed and continues to change and make life so much more exciting. It keeps everyone young and constantly learning new things. -Nina Garcia

I'm lucky I get to work a lot. -Stephen Root

I've been a lucky guy. -Steve Mariucci

I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. -Susanna Hoffs

In our sport you're very lucky to find a horse of a lifetime and I found mine relatively early. He's done everything for me and I owe him the world. -Zara Phillips

My brother and I have been able to get on and have been very lucky to do things with our family that other people wouldn't have been able to do. But then again, we've also been able to live a normal life as well. -Zara Phillips

I'm very lucky. -Jeremy Renner

I want to do some fiction writing, I've had some pretty good luck with short stories, I'd like to do a couple of larger things. -Janis Ian

I'm learning a lot how to be good at what I do and also how lucky I am and take it all in and be grateful for all this late in life success I've been having and it's good to have people that have been around and successful for awhile and work with them and see how they behave and it's why they are who they are and why they're still successful. -Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I've been lucky enough to primarily work for myself over the years. -Jim Courier

I think there's a million talented people out there, it's just a matter of luck a lot of the time. -Joan Cusack

Most child actors were lucky enough to get the part in the first place. -Danny Bonaduce

I do regard myself as very lucky. -David Wenham

I am lucky enough to be married to a guy who tells me I look beautiful every day. -Debra Winger

Opportunities present themselves to me. That's how my whole life has been pretty much. I've been lucky. -Lizz Winstead

If you can find one thing in your life that can keep you in the moment, you're totally lucky. -Dean Ween

I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software. -Bill Gates

The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun. -Richard Dawkins

The harder you work… and visualize something, the luckier you get. -Seal

I'm extremely lucky in that my wife is the chief scheduler. -Seal

I always go to bed thinking I'm the luckiest guy in the world. -Justin Theroux

I believe that everyone has some huge talent in them; the really lucky ones discover what it is. -Jeannette Walls

I'm a big believer in luck – the harder you work, the luckier you become. -Jeannette Walls

My parents are wonderful, and I'm really lucky – but my mom has always been almost exclusively a right-brained person. -Brandon Boyd

I used to have this lucky rock and I used to always have to rub it three times before I competed. -Gabby Douglas

A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did. -George Saunders

As a former recipient of these services I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of TANF recipients are hard-working Americans who are down on their luck, and just want an opportunity to better their lives and those of their family through work and access to education. -Gwen Moore

I love my wife and I know she loves me. We're best friends. We're just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It's a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that. -Harry Connick, Jr.

My Dad is my hero. He's 85 now and he is in great health. He is handsome and strong. He has an incredible moral and ethical backbone. I couldn't have been luckier with my parents. -Harry Connick, Jr.

It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy. -Harry Connick, Jr.

I've been very lucky, from the beginning. I've found that as long as you're fundamentally good – as long as you're not being bad to people – people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that's what people want to see. -Andrew Mason

Authors should do multiple submissions to agents. I mean, that's the way the business world works and whether or not the industry likes it or not, they can't stop you from submitting to multiple agents and you know what? If an agent misses out on you because they took too long with your query letter, tough luck for them. -Brad Thor

I can't tell you how lucky I feel to be able to collaborate with some of my dream producers. -Carly Rae Jepsen

I'm a very lucky girl. -Carly Rae Jepsen

I'm the luckiest writer on earth. -George Michael

I'm lucky to be alive. -George Michael

I'm always happy-go-lucky, and people look at me and find it shocking that I could be depressed. -Terry Bradshaw

Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust. -Vanessa Paradis

I'm super lucky because I come home and I don't have to run errands and clean the house and do all that. -Vanessa Paradis

I mean Black Flag happened. I was lucky. I don't think I could have put together something with one percent of that oomph on my own. -Henry Rollins

Comediennes are the lucky ones, because if you're funny, you can be 125 years old and they will still accept you. -Joan Rivers

I just have a great life. I know great people. I've had great relationships – all different kinds of relationships. I am so lucky to be on the little golden path that led me to all this. -Julia Roberts

Money makes your life easier. If you're lucky to have it, you're lucky. -Al Pacino

There are a lot of us little gypsies out there that need to go and find another place you know. A safer, healthier or just a different venue in order to develop and find ourselves. I am so lucky to live the life that I do. -Drew Barrymore

My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She'd buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky. -Cher

If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world. -Selena Gomez

I don't mean to criticize anyone in any way that I wouldn't criticize myself. I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism. But I think that it's a balance. And our job as actors is empathy. -Natalie Portman

I grew up in a bookless house – my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing. -Carol Ann Duffy

In my world, I am one of the luckiest humans alive. -Alexander Dale Oen

I've been very lucky that I've never had cellulite. My body was always firm. -Sofia Vergara

I'm a lucky guy. No question. -Stedman Graham

Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck. -Stefano Gabbana

I am very lucky, because for the most part people are very nice to me, and I am still able to go about my life and ride the subway and all that. -Laura Linney

I'm lucky because I don't like being in the sun a whole lot, just because the repercussions for me – I feel it, I go very red. -Laura Linney

I'm incredibly lucky that my profession allows me to be where I choose, really. -Cate Blanchett

Some films clearly seem to divide people. And I do think there's something incredibly exciting about the commonality of us as human beings, which some films are lucky enough to tap into. -Tom Hooper

I'm the son of highly functioning parents who I'm incredibly lucky to have. -Tom Hooper

I love the game and I am so lucky to be able to do what I love. -Victoria Azarenka

I've been very lucky and I have a happy old age with good family and friends still around. -Maeve Binchy

When everything happens to you when you're so young, you're very lucky, but by the same token, you're never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you – your first love, your first success – the second one is never the same. -Lauren Bacall

Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it. -Quentin Tarantino

I guess I'm just good at playing repressed individuals. I'm lucky because those are often the roles that catch people's eyes. -Damian Lewis

I'm very lucky. -Damian Lewis

I'm incredibly lucky. -Julie Bowen

I've been really lucky. -Kat Dennings

I feel so lucky. -Kate Mara

I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some directors and some actors I wouldn't have dared to think I would work with one day. -Marion Cotillard

With drama, especially, it seems like the bigger the budgets and the edgier the characters, the more interesting they are. We're very lucky because 'Modern Family' wouldn't fit on cable: they'd want us to push it more and be edgier and turn it into something that it's not. -Steven Levitan

I feel lucky because I was a nerd, which I talk about in the book, but I had academic success, so through that, because that's what my parents put a great deal of value on, I had a great childhood because I sort of fulfilled the expectations of being good at school. -Mindy Kaling

I was lucky to have a successful career as a model, but that was just a way to pay off my college loans. -Padma Lakshmi

The cookbooks and the writing in general have been a real bonus, but it's not something I've ever pursued… I've been lucky, I guess. -Padma Lakshmi

I'm not attached to things at all. I'm very lucky to have quite a few beautiful things, but if I look back at my life, I was often happiest when I had very little. -Padma Lakshmi

I've wanted to act since I was little, but my parents told me I couldn't pursue it until after college. The understanding was that I was lucky enough to be able to go to college and that it's important to being successful in life. -Allison Williams

There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986. -Steve Sabol

I've been very lucky in the freedom that I've been given. Every artist needs two types of freedom: You need the freedom to – the freedom to come up with an idea or treatment – and then you need the other half of the freedom, and that's freedom from – somebody saying, 'This is great. This is how I want you to do it.' -Steve Sabol

My goal all along has just been to work and support myself. I've been really lucky to walk away from the 'Twilight' series unscathed. Somebody asked me recently what it's like to be a star. I thought that was the strangest question. If you saw my day-to-day life, the word 'star' just doesn't apply. -Anna Kendrick

I was lucky I was raised by parents who gave me a lot of sense of self and a lot of confidence in myself. -Sprague Grayden

Now, bipolar disorder, it goes on a spectrum. There's very severe conditions of it and there are milder ones. I'm lucky enough that it's reasonably mild in my case. -Stephen Fry

Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion. -Chuck Norris

I always looked up to so many people before me and was lucky to become such good friends with them. I learned so much hanging out with those cats. -Kid Rock

Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend. -Steven Spielberg

Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant. -Bob Feller

Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer. -Jose Saramago

I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying. -Sean Combs

You know, from my point of view, I'm the luckiest cat on the planet. -Hugh Hefner

I'm lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I'll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself. -Shakira

My little girls are the most beautiful women in the world. I am a lucky, lucky man. I will spend every day making sure that they know this. -Russell Simmons

My life has been wonderful. Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think. -Christopher Walken

Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues? -Margaret Atwood

I'm lucky. -Andrea Arnold

I've been very lucky. -Daniel Craig

All musicians need a day job in the beginning. Unless they still live with their parents, I guess. I'm just lucky that my day job is simply another form of art. -Hal Sparks

I couldn't have been luckier with my parents. -Harry Connick, Jr.

I've had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow. -Hillary Clinton

I do a job and am lucky enough to do a job that I love, but it is a hard one. I'm not saying it is as hard as working in a coal mine, but it is still difficult in a different way. Sometimes you have to go through very strong emotional journeys and then come back to yourself. And that can be difficult to control. -Javier Bardem

I'm very conscious that I'm in the minority in that I love what I do. How big is the number of people who are running to work to do a job that they like? And how lucky to be employed at it – how incredibly lucky. -Judi Dench

I'm very lucky. -Roger Moore

I've learnt that through life you just get on with it. You're going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies. -Roger Moore

As an international sportsman, I am very lucky to be supported by people all over the world, many of who treat me as one of their own, no matter what their nationality, or indeed mine. This is the way sport should be. -Rory McIlroy

I'm very lucky. I am one of those people who is able to go home, shut the front door and completely focus on the kids. -Nick Clegg

I'm really, really lucky. I was given my dad's good genes. -Josh Brolin

Hey, I'm happy someone is hiring me. It could be all over. I'm so lucky to have a job. -Kevin Williamson

I'm so lucky that 'The Vampire Diaries' happened. I'm so lucky that Warner Bros. pays me money. You have no idea. I should be on a fishing boat with my dad. -Kevin Williamson

I feel like I'm the luckiest person alive. I'm always waiting for that phone call: 'Hello. We've just realized you're really a no-talent hillbilly. We've made a horrible mistake and we'd like you to leave now.' -Lance Burton

I'm profoundly lucky. I really like it. I really like my work. I've liked it since I was 5 years old. -Laura Linney

I am constantly amazed on every level at how lucky I am. -Clancy Brown

Well, I was very lucky. I was brought up west southwest coast of Scotland and my mother and father had a music shop, and so I was surrounded by pianos and drums and guitars, and music, of course. -Clive Anderson

That's the beauty of being a comedian – it's the one job you're allowed to do that. We're lucky. We're really lucky. -Colin Quinn

I've been very lucky, this is my 30th year on TV. -Craig Charles

Hey, I was lucky twice. I know it's three strikes and you're out. I don't think of myself as being invincible anymore. -Curtis Sliwa

How lucky can one guy get? I was a runaway, and then I was in one of the biggest bands in the world. I've sold out every arena. I've sold millions and millions of records. -Nikki Sixx

Money makes your life easier. If you're lucky to have it, you're lucky. -Robert De Niro

It's a real roller-coaster ride if you're lucky to have longevity in this business – you have to be able to ride those waves. -Jennifer Lopez

When I go to a premiere I like to borrow lovely clothes and shoes from designers. It's like the library: if you return them in good condition, you get to borrow more. I'm very lucky. -Sarah Jessica Parker

I've been lucky over the past few years. Things have just happened for me. -Joe Wright

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