Accidents Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Accidents Quotes from famous authors such as Ayrton Senna, Bre Pettis, Josef Albers, Alan Coren, Kerry Bishe. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

There are no small accidents on this circuit.
Ayrton Senna
The self-driving car is coming. And right now, our best supply of organs come from car accidents… Once we have self-driving cars, we can actually reduce the number of accidents, but the next problem then would be organ replacement.
Bre Pettis
You see, I have in my teaching – I always say I’ve done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students – I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for.
Josef Albers
The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you.
Alan Coren
It’s a whole series of accidents that makes a show into a hit. A show can be fantastic and still not be a hit. You just have to hit the Zeitgeist at the right moment, and there are so many factors that you’re not in control of.
Kerry Bishe
There’s so much happenstance, so many accidents – stumbling into something and finding it interesting and living with it over time and building on it. It’s okay to work from doubt. You need to be willing to not know.
Ellen Gallagher
As a former track cyclist I know only too well the risk of crashing. You don’t dwell on it when you are competing but there are lots of moments when you are close to serious accidents.
Chris Hoy
People ask why God allows suffering. You could just as well ask the Minister of Transport why he allows accidents on Britain’s roads.
Reinhard Bonnke
In reality, Chernobyl proves why nuclear is the safest way to make electricity. In the worst nuclear power accidents, relatively small amounts of particulate matter escape, harming only a handful of people.
Michael Shellenberger
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I represent the Port of Philadelphia, and I know firsthand the important role that ports play in the national and global economy. I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating impacts on the port system.
Allyson Schwartz
People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature.
Roy Blount, Jr.
When you think of driverless cars, there’s a huge potential for these cars to save lives by preventing accidents and by reducing congestion on highways.
Oren Etzioni
We cannot, of course, eliminate all accidents – no industry can do that.
Helmut Sohmen
I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better! If I’m presented with a fast horse or a fast boat, I still get that shiver of excitement and I cannot resist. Luckily I never seem to have any accidents, and thank God for that.
Andrea Bocelli
My first book, ‘To Engineer Is Human,’ was prompted by nonengineer friends asking me why so many technological accidents and failures were occurring. If engineers knew what they were doing, why did bridges and buildings fall down? It was a question that I had often asked myself, and I had no easy answer.
Henry Petroski
There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
Bob Ross
If the world is an objective reality that exists independently of us, then humans themselves, even in their own eyes, are nothing more than objects, and their life stories merely a series of disconnected historical accidents, which they may wonder at, but which they themselves have nothing to do with.
Imre Kertesz
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Milan Kundera
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Morris Raphael Cohen
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
Saint Augustine
In a city where you walk around, it’s impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you’ll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns.
Jason Schwartzman
No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents.
Sally Ride
When you’re young, all the accidents, all the pain you take them, but at least you’re very strong. In fact through time, it’s just adding more and more pain, more and more loss and it makes you more fragile.
Carole Bouquet
I like Mercedes because my wife has been in two big accidents and emerged without a scratch, thanks to the safety of these cars.
Nobu Matsuhisa
The desire to get from point A to point B in the shortest, most efficient amount of time without ever wandering off path, can mean you miss out on those happy accidents that push you further and faster in a direction you never even considered.
Sarah Cooper
Ensuring guns are out of the reach of children and holding those accountable who are irresponsible is the first step in reducing firearm accidents.
Jimmy Gomez
Other countries have been founded by ‘accidents of force.’ America is a creation of thought.
Dinesh D’Souza
Success to me obviously isn’t having accidents or getting penalties but finishing races as high a position as possible.
Kevin Magnussen
Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.
Bear Grylls
My whole career is just terror, from beginning to end. That’s kind of my thing. A lot of happy accidents happened.
Patrick J. Adams
Homesickness is universal. But Neapolitan homesickness goes back further than the accidents of domicile. It is nostalgia for love and loss themselves, a soul-sickness caused by the very idea of leaving.
Howard Jacobson
Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity and there are many accidents. It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash.
Hermann Maier
There are almost no sports within which mortal accidents are not a reality.
Dietrich Mateschitz
When I got the job with Fox, I said ‘God, are you sure?’ I know nothing about politics; I’ve been covering car accidents and street closures and the pothole patrol in my hometown.
Ainsley Earhardt
I want to be remembered for the work that I’ve done, rather than the car accidents that I’ve gotten into, the men that I’ve not dated – or the man that I have.
Lindsay Lohan
I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience.
Marie Curie
All this is rather pretentious and fey to even talk about, but Flannery O’Connor sat down to write stories. The rest of us, some of us, don’t have that kind of wit and genius. We don’t do that. We sit down and have some accidents.
Padgett Powell
The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
Edward Levi
We had a few tragic accidents in our state, as they’ve had in every state, from train crashes on down. And really, no text is worth dying for; that is our message to young people. And this is such a new phenomenon when you look at the number of texts and how they’ve increased exponentially in just the last few years.
Amy Klobuchar
The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide.
Larry Elder
I feel to look for perfection is a very dangerous path. More than that, it’s dangerous because it doesn’t exist. You can aim for it, but you already know you won’t get there because it doesn’t exist. Plus, I definitely think the flaws, little cracks, and accidents are a lot more interesting.
Vincent Cassel
The Honours List is accused of being too top heavy, rewarding those born with a silver spoon in their mouth – as if hereditary titles and accidents of birth are incompatible with democracy. But if you stop to think about it, what is more democratic than nature?
Lady Colin Campbell
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
Margaret Mead
My life has been a series of well-orchestrated accidents; I’ve always suffered from hallucinogenic optimism.
Evan Williams
In live action movies, you just hope that everything works. Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn’t play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
John Hench
When all is said and done, cheap gas is an illusion, because our reliance on gas creates a whole series of costs that aren’t factored in to the pump price – among them congestion, pollution, and increased risk of accidents.
James Surowiecki
I used to drive up and down Pacific Coast Highway in this black Porsche, and I had seen a couple of accidents on the highway involving Porsches. I realized if you’re in any kind of head on accident in one of those cars, they’re going to get you out of it with a can opener, one of those Jaws of Life.
Don Felder
The buffalo isn’t as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
Art Buchwald
Creating and producing creative work, to me, those are all happy accidents.
Jim Lee
Accidents happen on the field.
Myles Garrett
Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments.
Jason Reitman
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you.
Muhammad Ali
My life has been a whole series of accidents, some of them happy, some not.
Randy Bachman
Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities.
Jurgen Habermas
‘The Names’ is planned as a nine-part series. I have a kind of road map: I know the final scene of episode nine. But as to exactly how we get there, what detours or horrible accidents we might have to pass through, I like to keep that a little fluid.
Peter Milligan
If the universe is friendly, then it is indeed aware of us and works to help us. So there are no ‘unfortunate accidents,’ and everything that happens is orchestrated in an elaborate and complicated manner to be of benefit to us.
Srikumar Rao
In survey after survey, people report that the greatest dangers they face are, in this order: terrorist attack, plane crashes and nuclear accidents. This despite the fact that these three combined have killed fewer people in the past half-century than car accidents do in any given year.
Will Self
And you know, it’s not just illegal immigration. Terrorists can come across. They’re devastating our ranchers down in southern Arizona – drop houses, kidnapping, automobile accidents, extortion, drugs, the spill-over with the drug cartels. We’re facing all of it.
Jan Brewer
I want to help others ‘think first’ before diving into a pool or lake to prevent these types of life-changing accidents. I know I’m in a very fortunate minority and hope my story inspires both adults and children to be more careful.
Brooke Burns
I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance. But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
In a universe that’s an intelligent system with a divine creative force supporting it, there simply can be no accidents. As tough as it is to acknowledge, you had to go through what you went through in order to get to where you are today, and the evidence is that you did.
Wayne Dyer
I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
Pablo Picasso
Accidents at power plants are bad enough. But a leak from a bioreactor could be worse, since bacteria can learn new tricks when you’re not looking.
Nancy Gibbs
Nuclear accidents anywhere can affect people everywhere.
Ban Ki-moon
Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.
David Maraniss
The hypothesis that economic organization is the resultant of a series of historic accidents is intructive in that many organizational innovations appear to be the result of trial and error.
Oliver E. Williamson
I’m riveted by extreme sports like big-wave surfing, ‘megaramp’ skateboarding and half-pipe snowboarding. I’m fascinated partly because the sports are so exhilaratingly acrobatic. But I’m also captivated by the fear that a terrible accident might happen at any moment. And accidents do happen.
Lucy Walker
Movies, to a large extent, stand or fall on the strength of their scripts. But a documentary is a collection of found objects: fragments you’ve collected, accidents of interview and happenstance, pieces of stock footage that surface in the course of six to nine months of research and production.
David Fanning
I tend to start books with a very broad outline, but I always leave room for happy accidents. With ‘The Passenger,’ there were perhaps too many of those.
Lisa Lutz
I believe you have constructive accidents en route through a novel only because you have mapped a clear way. If you have confidence that you have a clear direction to take, you always have confidence to explore other ways; if they prove to be mere digressions, you’ll recognize that and make the necessary revisions.
John Irving
Car accidents kill so many of us; we’re not going to give up cars, so it seems like we ought to make them harder to crash.
John Gruber
I lost my mother and my brother when I was 15 in two separate car accidents. I was doing well at school. I was a good sportsperson, but at that point, I gave up on all of those things that were there to be done. I couldn’t deal with them.
Manu Bennett
Narratively speaking, innocent misunderstandings are disappointing. Arbitrary events are also disappointing. The stories that really grab our attention involve not accidents but people doing things on purpose – to get things they desperately want.
Celeste Ng
My mom and dad were ‘helicopter parents,’ literally. Meaning, I didn’t have a nanny, so I went up in the helicopter. My entire early childhood education consisted of tagging along while they reported on car accidents, multiple-alarm fires, and shootouts.
Katy Tur
The accidents of my life have given me the ability to make stories in which different parts of the world are brought together, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes in conflict, and sometimes both – usually both. The difficulty in these stories is that if you write about everywhere you can end up writing about nowhere.
Salman Rushdie
Of course, I can only speak from my own experience but creating my social media side hustle is one of my happiest accidents. Whilst it can be a bit of a minefield with its lack of rules, its giant grey areas and its many, many trolls, I couldn’t be more grateful for the positives it has sent my way.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and accidents. Like when a driver has parked his car crookedly and then wonders why he has the bad luck of being hit.
John Prine
I shot ‘Fruitvale Station’ on super-16, and then I shot a movie called ‘The Harvest’ on 35mm, and then I shot ‘Little Accidents’ on 2-perf 35.
Rachel Morrison
We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
Gloria Estefan
Until the last nuclear weapon is eliminated, more must also be done to reduce the risk of a detonation. Nuclear-armed states should reduce the number of warheads on high alert and be clearer about the actions they are taking to prevent accidents.
Peter Maurer
There is no way to order chaos. It’s the fundamental theory at the beginning and end of everything; it’s the ultimate law of nature. There’s no way to win against unpredictability, to suit up completely against accidents.
Alexandra Fuller
Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, – that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, – being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.
James Longstreet
It’s easy to say that health is all about personal responsibility and we should all make good decisions for ourselves, but the reality is far more complicated. We know that in the case of motor vehicle accidents, how other people drive makes a difference in how safe you are.
Vivek Murthy
With ‘Little Accidents’, I spent probably three months working with a physical therapist, just understanding, starting from square one, about the neurological makeup of what happens when you have a stroke or what carbon monoxide poisoning does to your body.
Boyd Holbrook
When you use film, you use accidents, but there aren’t any accidents with digital photography. I don’t mind that it’s easy. But I do mind that there is a sort of consensus with the camera and the subject and the light, and you look at something, and you photograph it, and you get what you see.
William Klein
Poetry begins where language starts: in the shadows and accidents of one person’s life.
Eavan Boland
The biggest reason we want autonomous cars is to prevent accidents.
Oren Etzioni
Unfortunately in motorsport, accidents can happen.
Robert Kubica
Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents.
Mohamed ElBaradei
As human beings, we are the genetic elite, the sentient, contemplating and innovating sum of countless genetic accidents and transcription errors.
Gary Hamel
I have deposited some of my journals here for fear of accidents.
William John Wills
That’s the way it happens – some characters you set out to use, some are happy accidents. As long as it works, it doesn’t really matter how you got them.
Kurt Busiek
If life is a checker game, someone else is moving the pieces. It isn’t us. Don’t be surprised by amazing coincidences. There are no accidents. Consider, as I learned to do, the incredible interconnectedness of all of life.
Wayne Dyer
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
Marla Gibbs
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
George Farquhar
Vice, by comparison with terrible accidents, has its own peculiar explanation. For, in a way, it does occur in accordance with the rationale of nature, and its occurrence is not, so to speak, useless in relation to the whole world. For otherwise, the good would not exist, either.
Someone once described entrepreneurship to me as a series of happy accidents.
Kevin Systrom
Recording everything with analogue equipment, as we did with ‘No Parlez,’ left space for the sorts of happy accidents that can make the most interesting sounds.
Paul Young
My life is a big accident, so where I end up, I think it’s all accidents.
Kathryn Hahn
A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us.
Rowan Williams
Do you know that driving accidents are the number one cause of death for young people?
Sebastian Thrun
Fear never left me during the tour – the fear of a spill, fear for accidents, for mishaps, for the unexpected which might ruin everything at the end.
Eddy Merckx
I’m just writing less of my own music lately – I go in and out of phases a lot. Sometimes there are these accidents that just sort of happen, that are kind of waiting around the corner. I guess Modest Mouse was one of them.
Mark Kozelek
My life has been a series of slightly happy accidents.
Vijay Krishna Acharya
It’s ridiculous. My life’s been a series of happy accidents.
Lucas Neff
Almost all accidents take place because of human distraction.
Sebastian Thrun
The important thing is not to know where you are going, to be open to accidents. That’s what keeps it fun.
Robert Lepage
I stop and look at traffic accidents. I won’t hang around, but when I hear something is terrible, as bad as it is, I’ve gotta look at it.
Norman Lear
If we could do away with traffic accidents, that’d be wonderful. There’d be more than a million people saved every year on this planet.
Sebastian Thrun
I envision a future without traffic accidents or congestion. A future where everyone can use a car.
Sebastian Thrun
Yes, I have spent. I have lived and had accidents. It’s all part of life’s wonderful experience.
Chris Eubank Sr.
What I hate about Halle Berry is there’s always drama around her. It’s always fighting, automobile accidents, fistfights, boyfriends fighting ex-husbands for the child.
Donald Trump
We are surely the primary agent of death for all members of the cat tribe. For many if not most cat species, our depredations must surpass accidents, disease, and even starvation by a considerable margin.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
With injuries, every match varies. The black eyes are accidents. The broken noses are accidents. But the bumps from when we land on the mat, they’re hard. I think it looks easier, or the fans don’t really understand what’s happening, but it does take a toll.
Charlotte Flair
You have to be very flexible and understand as a director, especially as a writer/director, that you cannot hang onto stuff really hard. You have to be ready to accept those happy accidents and to anticipate that they are going to happen and capitalize on them.
David M. Evans
I don’t think there’s any accidents in my life.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Real biologists who actually do the research will tell you that they almost never find a phenomenon, no matter how odd or irrelevant it looks when they first see it, that doesn’t prove to serve a function. The outcome itself may be due to small accidents of evolution.
E. O. Wilson
You can never control injuries. Accidents happen; that’s just how things go.
Johnny Gargano
People get in auto accidents, they’re paralyzed for life. I got hurt worse getting married.
Jake LaMotta
Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.
There’s no such thing as accidents.
Peyton Hillis
I am interested in seeing how a certain situation can develop with potential accidents. First, I am inspired by the acts of potential collaborators. It tends to be an action they have already done in a different context. I am very clear about the rules of the game, but once it’s launched, I don’t intervene at all.
Francis Alys
There have been prank shows that have been really elaborate, setting up fake car accidents and burglars. For us, we wanted to strip it down completely, didn’t want to do anything that someone else couldn’t do – a lot like the Jerky Boys.
Sal Vulcano
There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.
Frida Kahlo
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
Neal Barnard
There are many causes of violent deaths in America – murders and traffic accidents – that we do not approach with the same ‘no price too steep, no task too difficult’ approach that we take toward al Qaeda.
Dennis C. Blair
Since human wisdom cannot secure us from accidents, it is the greatest effort of reason to bear them well.
John Paul Jones
Success to me obviously isn’t having accidents or getting penalties but finishing races as high a position as possible.
Kevin Magnussen
Hospital-acquired infections are now killing more people every year in the United States than die from AIDS or cancer or car accidents combined – about 100,000.
Janine Benyus
Parodies came about because Mr. Ford was actually one of the better athletes of our presidents… but he continually had physical accidents… he was an easy target for me. The main idea was to get people laughing.
Chevy Chase
Being creative is my idea of heaven. I’m just incredibly fortunate that I can do it in artwork. Watercolor is what I started out with. What I love about watercolor is that a lot of happy accidents occur.
Jane Seymour
There’s so much happenstance, so many accidents – stumbling into something and finding it interesting and living with it over time and building on it. It’s okay to work from doubt. You need to be willing to not know.
Ellen Gallagher