Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Chance Quotes from famous authors such as Kane, Theodore Isaac Rubin, Tyrann Mathieu, Thomas Fuller, Elon Musk. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I always believed I could win the election. After I won the primary, people started telling me, ‘No one thought you had a chance.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ I thought I could win the whole time.
I must learn to love the fool in me – the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
I want to start a foundation called Second Chance. I was given a second chance, so I want to reach out to different groups of people. It would be nice to give that opportunity to others.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
If we’re going to have any chance of sending stuff to other star systems, we need to be laser-focused on becoming a multi-planet civilisation.
My belief is you have one chance to make a first impression.
Vinod Khosla is best known for shunning convention and taking massive risks on companies he calls ‘black swans’ -companies with a near-complete chance of failure. But, if they succeed, the world will be forever changed.
I had the chance to play with Alan Shearer to join the list of class players I’d played with at a young age at Leeds – the Vidukas, Smiths, Kewells, and Woodgates.
People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don’t give us a chance to tell them anything about one of the theories that we know pretty well. They always want to know things that we don’t know.
I want the world to know that everybody deserves a second chance.
He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.
Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.
It’s fun playing villains. It’s people who are not held by any moral constraints – or any constraints, for that matter. It’s a chance to be completely off the leash and do things that you never could in real life.
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
Monday Night Football. That was everything to me because you get a chance to show everybody what you’re capable of. It’s only two teams on that Monday night.
It’s not how you start the season, it’s how you finish. If you wind up helping the team make the playoffs, that’s what you play for. You don’t play to put up your numbers, but to try to get a chance to make it to the World Series.
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Even Milton Friedman – doyen of radical free market thought – was willing to consider some government intervention into primary education on the grounds that it is unfair for children to not get a chance in life because they were born to poor parents.
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
I recommend anybody go to a bookstore, go down the self-help or new-age section, and just walk those aisles. See what book jumps out at you; there’s a good chance it’s a book you need in your life. That’s basically how I find the books that I read.
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.
The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.
I haven’t done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me.
I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.
You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
My mom didn’t let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It’s all escapism.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned… a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
I know life goes on if you make a big bet and you lose. But if you don’t give yourself the best chance of winning, you’re going to kick yourself tomorrow.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
I have the freedom to take chances, to say no. I have the freedom to be who I really want to be, rather than have to conform to this or that just to stay alive.
I got a chance to work with Stallone and De Niro – pretty much sums it up for me. You can tell where you’re going in your career by the company you keep.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
Fortunately for me, I discovered Ring of Honor. And I saw guys who were much smaller in stature but were putting on these amazing matches that I had never seen in WWE before. So I thought, at the very least, I’d love the chance to be able to wrestle in a company like that someday.
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.
Starbucks did this magical thing where it took a product that people didn’t really care that much about and made it this treat. It makes you feel better about your day and gives you a chance to reflect, makes you feel a little special.
The guy comes up to the plate, there’s always a chance where he can get a grand slam and everybody forgets about all the times he missed.
If you put a person in a training gym made out of entire gold, it doesn’t guarantee that this person will become a champion. But if you put a person in the basement, then there is a high chance that he will get out of this basement as a champion.
It’s amazing to think how powerful of a force optimism and hope can be. It’s the thing that saves me. I believed that I lived in the greatest country in the world. I still believe that, and consequently, I believed that I had a chance, even though things around me were absolutely crazy and difficult.
All human beings are born entrepreneurs. Some get a chance to unleash that capacity. Some never got the chance, never knew that he or she has that capacity.
I enjoy any chance to get in front of a microphone in a role. I’ll do it.
I signed schoolboy forms for Watford when I was 12, but then my parents got divorced, and I never kicked a ball for three years. I rebelled, I left home, but getting back into football sorted me out. It was the second chance I needed.
If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
I want to give myself the best chance to finish on my own terms.
Humans are startlingly bad at detecting fraud. Even when we’re on the lookout for signs of deception, studies show, our accuracy is hardly better than chance.
If you want to wear something and you feel confident, you are going to rock it. That’s what I love about fashion: it’s your choice and your chance to express yourself.
Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.
Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
I feel I am blessed. So many actresses went without doing a period film in their career, and I got a chance to do one in my first film.
I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.
From what I’ve seen of Darren Till, he’s very durable. He likes to throw that left hand so he has a chance to knock people out.
I love reality TV shows like ‘Big Brother’ where it’s smart game to vote off the strong competitors, especially early on to give the other people a fighting chance. From a game stance, it’s totally acceptable.
We’d never have got a chance to go outside and look at the earth if it hadn’t been for space exploration and NASA.
Usually, I’m a very positive guy. I try to think about the next chance, the next game, the next opportunity to play well.
I know what I’m capable of and I had that chance to show that on the national team, but also, more importantly, the Summer League.
Because of my success in the private sector, I had the chance to run America’s largest city for 12 years, governing in the wake of its greatest tragedy.
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and feel like going straight back to bed. But I still have to get up and work, and I still have to take advantage of the chances I’ve been given in life.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.
Just a few years ago, at the age of 22, I learned I had an aggressive form of leukemia. I needed intensive chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to save my life. Back then, my doctors told me that I had a 35 percent chance of surviving my transplant.
You got to make the most of your second life. I was born Nayvadius, but now I’m Future. Should I dwell on what Nayvadius was supposed to be? I get a chance to experience life as something else. I wasn’t supposed to be like this.
The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
We should recognize that on the day that we are born, our glass is half full. In America your chance to fill your glass the rest of the way up is greater than it is anyplace else on this planet.
No dictator can last forever. History shows that in the end, people around the dictator bring about change. Of course, a lot of high-ranking officials don’t want change because they want to keep power. But there are other good people who want change. I believe they are waiting for the chance.
Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football.
I have this insane and unabated longing for San Francisco. I come up there every chance that I get.
Nothing happens quite by chance. It’s a question of accretion of information and experience.
It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.
Good luck is a residue of preparation.
Give me a chance to prove myself because there’s nothing that I love more than acting. I feel a sense of responsibility towards anyone who feels that I don’t deserve to be here as there are so many others struggling to get into films.
I don’t write on topics that require a lot of urgency. But in ‘Stiff,’ I wanted to change people’s hearts about organ donation. Whenever I get a chance, I try to talk about that.
I’m changing lineups obviously to give everybody their best opportunity to show what they can do. Just giving everybody their fair chance to assess that properly.
Going into auditions, there is a wonderful butterfly feeling in your stomach – an equal balance of being utterly terrified and exhilarated that this is your chance.
The one thing I didn’t expect was to learn how much of a sense of humor Jerry Reinsdorf has. He’s really funny. I never got a chance to see his sense of humor when I was working for him or playing for him.
There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head – big darkness, soon come – but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA basketball Tournament is one of them.
I take risks – that’s my life on the slopes and off.
In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.
My favorite hobby is writing and recording songs at my studio. I like to surf, but I don’t get a chance to do that as much as I’d like. I don’t live close to the beach. I also like to ski, but I don’t get to do that much, either.
For artists of my caliber, we’re not played on the radio, so we don’t really get a chance to get involved in that debate at all. We don’t get a chance, because this weird kind of ageism exists in pop music. If you’re past a certain age, you’re not relevant. That’s the kind of cliched term.
I’m all about giving up-and-coming people a chance.
I wanted to appeal to people who’ve never really listened to hip-hop or really given it a chance before. I’ve also tried to incorporate all my favorite lifestyle things in the music. Of course, ‘Fashion Killa’ is one of peoples’ favorites because it just expresses how much I like fashion.
I hope I will always have the chance to play the violin.
The main quality I have is my mentality because I never gave up – I never, ever give up. I have been like that since I was young. I knew I had to take my chance when it came. Nobody gives you anything. You have to go and take it and this was the way I think.
I was born accidentally. I lived accidentally in London. We nearly migrated to New Zealand. So much of my life has been a product of chance, I can’t see a meaning in it at all.
Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
I actually had the chance to meet Jay-Z once.
We can all agree that social media is an amazing platform where we can interact with and meet people and that we probably would have never had the chance to otherwise, right? However, it also has sadly become a place where some people go to share negative thoughts and comments.
More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation… and we can’t waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren’t up for an awesome responsibility.
I think more tolerance, more people having more access to a chance to be literate, and a chance to stay healthy makes for a more peaceful planet.
When you are absolutely new and face failure, you want that one big chance to prove yourself.
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
Hateful words stand no chance against self-worth and a little of humor.
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.
In using chance operations, the mind is enriched.
Instead of saying ‘unique,’ I will say ‘Kattappava Kaanom’ is a very special and lucky film for me because I got the chance to step into Hindi film industry when I was in the shoot of this movie.
I don’t think everyone should get a second chance.
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
It’s not that I don’t value my life. It’s just that I love taking chances, testing myself, stepping over the line.
Great customer service does not come by chance. It is the result of training and ensuring there are enough assistants to serve the customers.
Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily.
If you like the stuff I do, my chances of liking you go up.
Every hundred year, mother make baby like Iron Sheik, Michael Jordan and the Jesus. Only one chance to prove you are the real in a lifetime.
I was a late bloomer, but I had a career as a contemporary dancer before that, so I had some kind of connection to this world. But I was always a little more in love with the drama of dancing than the aesthetics, so I thought, ‘Why don’t you give it a chance if you think you can do it a little different?’
When you get a chance to play, if you help them win a game, then the team will start believing that the player can also do this for the team. So building that confidence for yourself and the team is very important.
Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.
Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
When I received the call saying: ‘Bruno, you have the chance of moving to Manchester’ I called my wife, my brother, my sister, my mother and just started crying. But I was crying through happiness.
I don’t like rats, but there’s not much else I don’t like. The problem with rats is they have no fear of human beings, they’re loaded with foul diseases, they would run the place given half the chance, and I’ve had them leap out of a lavatory while I’ve been sitting on it.
There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.
Sometimes I just have a chance to go forward, so of course I try to make the most of it.
Trajectories aren’t linear. Life’s just a roller coaster. If you’re getting a chance to do cool stuff, and it’s varied stuff, just enjoy it. I guess I’m a believer in the randomness of life rather than it being a linear trajectory or an arc, a consistent smooth arc, towards anything.
When you have the chance to present yourself vocally, you realize a kind of brand develops around that vocal, and you start to see the public consciousness of you is only about one half of your brain.
You only get one chance in this thing called life. I know that is a bit maudlin and obscure, but it’s a fact, and you can make a profound difference in people’s lives without having a title in front of your name.
It’s either you finna create your own wave, you finna sound like me or you finna sound like G Herbo, you finna sound like Chance The Rapper, you finna sound like Juice Wrld. You ain’t gonna get too far ’cause you sound like somebody. So, create your own lane and do your own style.
Sometimes it takes an injury to get your chance.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
Man, if I get a chance to speak on the microphone, I’ve got to say something somewhere in there. You know, I’m going to laugh and have fun, too, but something has to be said that has some substance, because this is a platform, and the power that we have with words and with this microphone is phenomenal.
We all have the same destiny. The difference is opening ourselves up to possibilities to joy, hope, and happiness along the way. Give yourself and others a chance to take advantage of what’s out there and available.
When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote.
I believe as a born-again Christian that once you’ve had a chance to drink from the well, it becomes your responsibility to replenish the well.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
I think about death all the time. I know there’s nothing out there, but I’m curious. There’s a 300 billion-to-one chance that there might be an energy that goes somewhere else, but I doubt it.
In Australia, I didn’t think that there was much of a chance for me to become a singer – especially to become a K-pop star.
I always show loyalty to the people who gave me a chance from the get-go, and Cincinnati gave me that chance.
Risk it; go for it. Life always gives you another chance, another go at it. It’s very important to take enormous risks.
We really only have two choices. Play it safe, or take a chance. For me, pulling back because of fear has always made me feel worse.
I would say that ‘Shake It Up’ was a chance for me to do two things I really love: acting and dancing.
Anyone who has the chance to drive for Ferrari will drive for Ferrari.
Give metal a chance!
I’m proud to be part of the Dr. Pepper Scholarship Giveaway. It’s a great program that gives me the chance to brighten the day for some lucky college students with free tuition.
Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.
Practice every time you get a chance.
As the novelty of wearable tech gives way to necessity – and, later, as wearable tech becomes embedded tech – will we be deprived of the chance to pause, reflect, and engage in meaningful, substantive conversations? How will our inner lives and ties to those around us change?
Once I got that chance to play, I never wanted to look back. And that’s what I did.
Luck, that’s when preparation and opportunity meet.
I worked as a waiter when I was 15 and got a chance to appreciate good, simple food. There’s nothing better than a boiled egg with toast.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
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.
The combination of old and new is what every wrestling organization should be like. That way, you have a chance to match up the legends in dream main events.
When I pick up a book that’s, you know, wreathed in laurels, I expect a lot, and that doesn’t give the book its best chance to shine.
Now technology gives you a chance to help organize. You don’t have to wait for either the inefficiency or the corruption. You don’t have to wait for government. You can actually self-organize and build institutions bottom up.
Folks will always, always, always go back to the comfortable status quo, with its silent voices and lack of conflict, if you give them the chance.
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
I did criminal defense work part-time, and that paid the bills for representing abused and neglected children… and for defending in juvenile court those kids the ‘child protective system’ had missed when it had the chance.
Knowledge doesn’t really form part of human nature. Conflict, combat, the outcome of the combat, and, consequently, risk and chance are what gives rise to knowledge. Knowledge is not instinctive; it is counter instinctive, just as it is not natural but counter natural.
When scrutiny is lacking, tyranny, corruption and man’s baser qualities have a better chance of entering into the public business of any government.
Sometimes there are things worth risking your life for. It was Jesus who said if you want to save your life, you have to lose it.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
For me, it’s always the script. The script which gives me the chance to do something new; that has been my prime objective ever since I started acting. There’s nothing else that excites me more than that.
I’m obsessed with politics, and I talk about it any chance I can get. I have strong opinions about how the world should be run.
Here is the root of all romanticism: that man, the individual, is an infinite reservoir of possibilities, and if you can so rearrange society by the destruction of oppressive order, then these possibilities will have a chance, and you will get Progress.
Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.
Luck always favours the brave. And you must remember that brave are the people who follow their heart; brave are the people who take chances in life. Which also means you have to say no sometimes. I believe the power of no is greater than yes.
Good or bad day, or good play or bad play, or whatever it is. You have a chance to get back up and begin again, It’s something that’s really stuck with me.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Good governance, safety, a chance to grow economically and professionally – those are important things.
I think we need more young people; we need to elect young people to government. We need to give them a chance, in the media, in politics, in democracy.
On the web, people are experimenting with something new in terms of characters and stories. It is exciting for actors, as we get a chance to do something new.
If you are worried about what people think of you, you should go into politics. Real actors take chances.
The one that achieved the greatest amount of success is the Eagles. And because it was really successful, it was a lot more fun. It still is. We get a chance to play music that a lot of people really relate to, and to play places all over the world. That’s fun.
Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.
What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe’s? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.
Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.
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.
I think we have a good chance of surviving long enough to colonize the solar system.
I had a unique privilege to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents.
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
We will never, ever weaken our resolve to be tough on the worst offenders. But we will responsibly take steps to assist our friends and neighbors who deserve a second chance to contribute to our society.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
So far we have not convinced the Chinese authorities. My own brother was refused a visa on what was probably my last chance of seeing him when he was going around the world on a tour. Scott Nearing was similarly refused.
We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.
Time is a finite resource that you can’t get back. I have the same 24 hours you have, and you get the same 24 hours as me. As you rise, so does you chance for opportunity.
Americans are fighters. We’re tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one – no one can stop us.
‘Kung Fu’ was never cancelled; I just left. I decided I had enough of it, and I thought I should do a movie right away, because I think when you leave a television series, it’s important that you establish the fact that you’re a movie actor really quickly, or you might never get that chance.
Harness mules and oxen, but give a horse a chance to run.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.
I got a chance to act in a film, ‘Derailed.’ I was having a recurring nightmare, and after doing that film, the nightmares stopped.
Every time we’ve moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.
Standing on the apex of our planet is humbling. I’m starved of oxygen, depleted of reserves, unable to eat, and bound by anxiety. This is a dangerous place. Yet the symbolism of standing on top of the world gives me a chance to experience time on a cosmic scale.
Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
My recommendation is to try and do the best you can in go-karting to be spotted by a big name like Red Bull or Ferrari. And like that you have a chance. If not, nowadays it’s very difficult. It’s always been, but these days, even more.
I love playing baseball, and I always promised myself, if I had the chance, that I would work as hard as I could to be the best player I could possibly be.
Yes, I used to miss my childhood, but I did get a chance to relive it through Esha and Ahaana.
Refugees come to us seeking asylum, seeking freedom, justice and dignity – seeking a chance just to breathe. And people in our country are saying close the doors and don’t let them in?
Tennis is a funny game, and it takes a life-time of keeping one’s eyes open on the circuit to have any chance of understanding the strange phenomena that exist in our exciting sport!
I loved the city of Chicago, and I love the Reinsdorfs. I’m forever grateful for them in taking a chance on me, allowing me to become the player that I am today. It’s still incredible to me that I got to hoop in a Bulls jersey.
Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.
Whether or not your person wins or loses, give him a chance.
There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
If you give me the chance, I’ll destroy America for you.
Are you going to back down to somebody? If not, you’re giving yourself a chance.
I wasn’t going to be an actor. I was going to be a lawyer. I came from a family just above working class, just below middle class, a great family of wonderful values. The idea of me having a chance for a law degree was enticing. Enticing to me but also very enticing to my family.
My first love is football. When I get the chance, I play football for fitness.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
You need doors to open, you need a chance – and you have got to have something, to take your chance when the door opens at the right time. My first port of call was to be a manager, then it was a successful manager, then it was a Premier League manager.
This business is always changing. If you’re going to be a leader, you’ve got to take chances.
If I got a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that. I mean, the objective is to win.
Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest.
The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you.
Gulaal’ gave me a chance to channelise my restlessness into a character that had layers of complexity.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
When I get moved to write a story, I don’t question the story. I dive right in, and I try to ignore the voices that are chattering away at me: ‘You can’t do that’, ‘You shouldn’t do that’. I just sort of leap and take a chance and go for it.
Modernity and technology are not going to mitigate the need, the reality, of face-to-face combat, and I don’t care who it is – when you put a man against a woman in hand-to-hand combat, the chance is the man is going to win… This is a physiological issue, not a culture issue.
I always knew what I had, and I knew I was more than just ‘the foreign guy.’ I have personality, and as soon as I had chance to show it, I just did it. A lot of people don’t like it, and a lot of people frown upon it and think I should just be stuck in that box, but it’s just not me.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
There’s only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn’t give you a chance there is nothing you can do.
The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.
I think there’s no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives and improve the world.
I had a positive mindset that whenever I will get the chance I will contribute to the team’s cause.
Looting has an immense impact on our ability to understand our global cultural heritage; once these objects are gone, so too is our chance of piecing together humanity’s shared story.
Luck marches with those who give their very best.
I even reject and condemn in the strongest terms the idea, the consideration of a military coup. If I had the chance I would stand in front of the people who would attempt such a thing and open my arms and beg them to stop.
I feel more like I’m a person who has so much to offer in different capacities that it would be a danger for me not to give myself a chance to spread my wings in all different directions.
This business is filled with really talented actors, and I’m sure there’s a lot of guys out there who could have also brought something really special to the roles I have played. I just feel lucky that I get a chance to do them.
All good ideas arrive by chance.
There’s talent on the streets, kids with ideas who have stories to tell and never get a chance.
To have the chance to see your music be elevated and to have almost universally positive response to that music, makes me feel better every day. I feel more confident and inspired, and that’s fun.
I always say that polo, for you to pursue a career, mainly any sport, you have to be born in the right place. If you’re born in Hawaii, you surf. If you’re born in Austria, you probably will ski. If you’re born in Argentina, you most likely ride horses and have a chance to play polo.
You gotta learn that if you don’t get it by midnight, chances are you ain’t gonna get it, and if you do, it ain’t worth it.
I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana’s loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.
It’s good that everyone has an opportunity to take pictures, the chance to be a photographer. Some are good, too. But the bad thing is that it’s very, very difficult to take a great picture. Everyone can take a good picture – even a child – but it’s hard to make a great one.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
The Guns N’ Roses reunion didn’t happen by chance or whatever. It was always looked at as a possibility, but it never seemed right or felt right.
It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.
I think the chance of finding beauty is higher if you don’t work on it directly. Beauty in architecture is driven by practicality. This is what you learn from studying the old townscapes of the Swiss farmers.
I do have this belief that we all have a chance to be great, beautiful people based on how we are raised and our surroundings.
The stuff I did in ‘Rescue Me’ was great. It gave me the opportunity to play comedy, and Denis Leary was the first one to take a chance with me. And from that experience, we had a comedy pilot that we did that I was going to play the lead in. And then ‘Person of Interest’ came along. They’re all new experiences.
I had a chance to play for the Cuban national team during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, but at the time I never thought about leaving Cuba.
We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.
That’s what’s great about the arts. Everything inspires you, and you get a chance to grow from watching other people and how they do their work.
I think the key to poker is being steady and giving yourself a chance to win every tournament.
In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
My family always believed in me, even when I didn’t. Having that love and support made me not afraid of failing. I knew my mom would be proud of me just for taking a chance and pursuing my dream.
If there is a chance to do so, I want to work with Stephen Chow in a romantic comedy film.
Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start.
Many of us in the jockeys’ room are wasting to ride many pounds below our natural weight, but all the while you are doing that, you also want to ensure that you are as strong as possible so that you can give your mount every possible chance in a race.
I am finally getting the chance to build large structures and break preconceptions that my designs are just sculptures for people to be in. But my work always comes down to the human scale.
Facebook’s the real deal. Nobody can buy Facebook now. Everybody has taken an angle at it. But Facebook may be the place that organizes everybody’s personal information. It’s got a very good chance of being that.
I think that if you have a knack for storytelling, and you work really hard at it, you’ll have a chance to tap into something deep. But the fact remains that good sentences are hard won. Any writer worth a lick knows constructing a sentence, a paragraph, or a chapter is hard work.
I’ve been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.
My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. ‘Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you’re stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem – just move on to the next. ‘Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.’
I got this second chance at life, and I live it.
I’m grateful for every chance I get to do something I love and have a passion for.
An investment said to have an 80% chance of success sounds far more attractive than one with a 20% chance of failure. The mind can’t easily recognize that they are the same.
There’s not going to be a ‘Rescue Me’ movie. Not a chance.
I still do believe in the power of the Internet for good. I believe it’s a net positive. I believe that it does connect people. It does give people a chance to be more of themselves. It does allow for content to be created for audiences that were being completely ignored and neglected.
I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance.
Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.
I always want to win, and it was time to win some club prizes, some titles. I never would have gone for the money, but wanted the chance to get a bit further in my career. And it turned out to be the right decision.
Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that’s where my solace comes from.
I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream.
Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.
When we have peace, then we have a chance to save the planet. But if we are not united in peace, if we do not practice mindful consumption, we cannot save our planet.
It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.
I’ve always tried to explain democracy is not perfect. But it gives you a chance to shape your own destiny.
When I got to Oak Hill, I got a chance to learn. I learned a lot about myself, basketball and about school. If would have stayed in Texas, I probably wouldn’t have graduated.
If what I do prove well, it won’t advance. They’ll say it’s stolen, or else it was by chance.
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.
Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.
All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
One must not make oneself cheap here – that is a cardinal point – or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?
Nothing can really prepare you for when you get in the Formula One car. Knowing that you’re driving a multimillion-dollar car, and if you crash it it’s going to cost a lot of money, and they might not give you another chance, is scary.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
At home I have hunting magazines on my nightstand. I’m an avid hunter. I hunt every chance I get.
Football is like hunting. One second can change it all, but it’s not just any second, it’s a flash. The prey is there and suddenly then it’s not. In an instant it’s over – you won’t have the chance again. You need to know which one precise second to train for, and to understand that moment.
Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.
If I get lucky and I can choose, I would always choose a really good story and screenplay, even if I don’t know the director. If there’s a good screenplay, there’s a chance that something good is going to happen.
As an artist, you have to work really, really hard because you gotta make something that will allow people to even take the chance to even listen to it, you know?
Given a chance, I would love to romance Tabu. I wouldn’t mind doing a film with Manisha Koirala, either. Or Madhuri Dixit.
Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it.
Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.
Bryan Gray at Preston gave me a chance, even though Joe Royle and Ian Rush were being linked with the job. He taught me an awful lot about structuring the job and encouraged me to invest in young players.
It is not like I have gone crazy, I just don’t want to take any chances. You never know what could happen.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
One of the things I believe in most strongly is the power of a second chance.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
When I’m ready to fight, my opponent has a better chance of surviving a forest fire wearing gasoline drawers.
I never sympathise with the accused unless there’s a chance the accused is not guilty, but I certainly don’t ever sympathise with the criminal.
I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren’t making some mistakes, you aren’t taking enough chances.
Every business and every product has risks. You can’t get around it.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can’t win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success.
Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles.
After we were hit on September 11, 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the U.S.A. Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it; many said that they scarcely had time to read it.
You know, my first nine years I only played for two teams, Chicago and New York. And the only reason I got traded from New York was the 2010 free agency period, when they had a chance to sign LeBron and D-Wade and that whole class, and I understood that. But from there it’s kind of been a roller coaster.
As long as I’ve got a chance to beat you I’m going to take it.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
You can’t be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.
During my time with Maccabi Tel Aviv, I learned how to play better by using my head. I was given the chance of playing a more forward position so I could score many goals. In short, I have become a player who can score goals and win games.
Cell phones tend to bring us more inside of our lives whereas movies offer a chance to escape, so there are two competing forces.
And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird.
It’s my official role to represent BTS to the world, and it’s been a chance for me to mature as a person, but behind the scenes, I’m just one of seven members, and I’m inspired by the others all the time.
Isn’t that what we come into politics for? To say to people: ‘You can do it, too – there is a chance to serve your community. There is a chance to shape it co-operatively and democratically, without fear or favour.’ And that is what I tried to do.
If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.
I had the chance to be governor for eight years and I took a year to transition out and a year to transition in, so that’s a decade of my life where I pursued my own ambitions and I thought it was time to rearrange my life to focus on other things.
There’s parts of it that I connect to – being a father and everything – but ‘Mamma Mia!’ allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I’ve never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom.
Give yourself a chance to see how much better life will get. And it will get better.
‘Yellow Moon’ was a poem. My wife at the time, Joel – she’s dead now – it was our 25th anniversary. She had the chance to go on a cruise with her sister. And I’m home with the kids and looking up, and I saw the big moon, and I just started writing.
Roaring like a tiger turns some children into pianists who debut at Carnegie Hall but only crushes others. Coddling gives some the excuse to fail and others the chance to succeed.
You never say never. There’s always a chance to do things in the future.
I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one’s best physical features.
When you have good baseball players, you have a chance to win. And when you don’t, you don’t.
If you go around being afraid, you’re never going to enjoy life. You have only one chance, so you’ve got to have fun.
I can never forget my early days, when I was running from pillar to post to get chance to exhibit my prowess at higher level, but no one was ready to give me a break.
Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.
For many years, even after Jackie Robinson, baseball was so segregated, really. You just didn’t expect us to have a chance to do anything. Baseball was meant for the lily-white.
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it.
A woman whose life is involved in the righteous rearing of her children has a better chance of keeping up her spirits than the woman whose total concern is centered in her own personal problems.
All children should have a chance to speak up for what matters to them, like school violence, and they should be encouraged to take action to end violence against children.
Billie Jean King is one of the all-time tennis greats; she’s one of the superstars. She’s ready for the big one, but she doesn’t stand a chance against me. Women’s tennis is so far beneath men’s tennis; that’s what makes the contest with a 55-year-old man the greatest contest of all time.
Those inner-cities, they’re not giving kids a chance. They’re not giving the teachers a chance to really help those kids. They’re making it real tough. You’re either gonna help or you’re hurting your own country.
One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television’s cocoon and interact directly with the American people.
Ted Williams is one of the best hitters ever to play the game, and I didn’t get a chance to see him play, so all I could do was read books and look at pictures.
If I go into a restaurant there’s a very good chance that I’m going to spend my time being the mayor. If I want to have a good time, I’m happier having dinner here.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
From my point of view, I always want to fight until the end of my last chance.
It’s a fact that if Hillary Clinton is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution – and the genuine liberty and self-government for which millions have died – is gone. Not for four years, or eight, but forever.
But we also believe in taking risks, because that’s how you move things along.
It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
As somebody who makes his living in the movie business and wants to contribute to it, I think that the best chance I have of doing that is just consistently working with great directors.
When we first did ‘Big Night Out,’ there was no chance of someone doing a little show in a pub then being on telly. There was a little Oxbridge route in and an old-fashioned variety route.
I had a chance to win $2 million, a week after high school graduation, and if I turned pro, the sponsor was going to financially support me.
The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
If you are living a life that feels right to you, if you’re willing to take creative chances or a creative path that feels like it’s mostly in keeping with your sensibilities, you know, aesthetic and artistic, then that’s what matters.
We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him.
I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything, but dying is really the only chance we’ll get to rest.
I love singing our Christmas songs every chance we get. It’s really cute.
Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.
I love real books, paper books, but I also love buying online, and I think that people are more willing to take a chance to read something if it’s cheaper – sometimes books on the Kindle are $6. A hardback book is $25. For $25, it better be a really great book. Or you’re going to be mad.
The record companies don’t give you a chance, like in the old days when they went, ‘Here’s a pile of money. Go make a good record!’
In the playoffs, it’s win or go home. You might not have a chance to look back at a game and say, ‘Man, we didn’t box out here.’
At some point in your life, if you’re lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve.
All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished.
You have no idea how many doors closed on me and how many adults were either initially reluctant to take a chance working with me or who outright laughed at me behind my back.
When someone saves your life and gives you life, there’s gratitude, humility; there’s a time you’ve been so blessed you realize you’ve been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn’t deserve.
I just talk just to talk. I like to see what other people think. There’s some things somebody tweets me every day where I’m like, ‘Wow, I never thought of this issue that way.’ It starts great conversation with people who I would never get a chance to actually communicate with.
Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.
If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.
One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.
Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work.
I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you’re going to take. I’m always for the one that’s challenging.
Games of chance often involve some amount of skill; this does not make them legal. Good poker players often beat novices. But poker is still gambling, and running a poker room – or online casino – is illegal in New York.
You might not trust me. Please give me a chance and time. I will prove myself for all of you.
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There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there’d be something I’d miss that was funny in the future. If there’s a chance I’m going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that.
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
I have an interesting perspective on depending on others. I think it gives people a chance to serve. And I’m not so much big on independence, as I am on interdependence. I’m not talking about co-dependency, I’m talking about giving people the opportunity to practicing love with its sleeves rolled up.
I am a sleepy fellow. I will take a nice long nap the first chance I get.
If you call yourself a leader, then you have to be decisive. If you’re decisive, then you have the chance to be a leader. These are two sides to the same coin.
High-speed Internet access, or broadband, is giving entrepreneurs anywhere an unprecedented chance to disrupt entire industries and transform our country.
When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice.
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.
I was really proud of the response to the first series of ‘Blood.’ Right from the get-go I knew it was a really good yarn and that it would have a chance if we got it right.
We have to defeat them on the battlefield and in the marketplace of ideals. And PBS, I believe, owed the nation the chance to hear the moderate Muslim voices who decry terrorism and Jihadism, and they didn’t give them that chance, and that’s a terrible thing.
I love taking chances.
I liked playing video games because I felt like I was inside of the story in a way that I didn’t feel when I was just watching something. Any chance I could get to step into the shoes of another person, I would take. I couldn’t get enough of stories.
Health care is not a privilege. It’s a right. It’s a right as fundamental as civil rights. It’s a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.
Now that I’ve had a chance to play for a team where we won 30 or 35 games, you understand how special winning is.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t either.
There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.
Jay White has a great chance to make his name off of me. But I’m not going to make that easy.
As leaders, I think we have to give people in many places a chance to have success, not continue to put those people down.
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
When you win an election, what you really win is a chance to go to work for working families who need a voice in Minnesota.
Thinking of Plan B muddies up your chances of succeeding at Plan A.
If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.
I believe, in life, you always get a second chance.
People asked if I could have played the Terminator. Are you kidding? Not a chance, I never could have played the Terminator.
When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you’re looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you’re beginning to see the Earth evolve.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
Variety is very, very good. Going from medium to medium, if you get the chance to do it, from theater to television to film, which are all distinctly different, keeps me sharp.
I’ve become more and more aware of the promise and struggle to teach the global mind nowadays because I use every chance I get to ask faculty and administrators of management education programs why we don’t offer at least one course – not even required, just an elective – on the world’s religions.
I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
I think that having a job in journalism, despite all of the changes, is still a fantastic way to be – make a living observing your society and having a chance to use your voice.
Across our country, social enterprise partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing millions of Americans – young and old – a second chance.
And when I was saying I want to become number one of the world and I was 7, 8 years old, most of the people were laughing to me. Because you know, it seemed like I have one percent chances to do that. And I’ve done it.
Shaming is powerful and useful. I’m living in New York, and my instinct is that, after the Black Lives Matter protests, which were organized on social media, the chance of there being another Eric Garner, choked to death in New York by an NYPD officer, has diminished.
‘Chance the Rapper’ is many things. I’m constantly evolving.
If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.
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.
If you get a chance to play with great players, that’s half the battle.
I was a bowler – left arm, smash it down as fast as I could. I did a lot of work with Damian D’Oliveira, and I probably had a chance of doing that for a living. But when I reached 16, I knew I couldn’t carry on playing both football and cricket, and I was already in the Shrewsbury squad.
In battle, you forgive a man anything except an unwillingness to take risks. Sometimes you have to put it on the line.
Everyone deserves a second chance. That’s just the way I am.
There’s no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance.
Absolutely, I think every day is a new day, every day is a new opportunity, and every day is a new chance.
Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
I will be dictated to by nobody. I’m the man. And if anyone can prove me wrong, their chance is inside a boxing ring. You don’t like it, change the station.
I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.
What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal – that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will.
I despise the Lottery. There’s less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Ultimately, at the end of the day, taking a chance on ‘Power’ is taking a chance on me.
Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.
Medicine will be personalized and preventive: Your genome might predict that you have an 80 percent chance of breast cancer by the time you are 50, but if you take a preventive drug starting when you are 40, the chance will drop to 2 percent.
The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
I had a chance to get used to the lights and the camera without all that pressure to… emote.
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
You get so tied up with the minutiae of the day-to-day, there’s never a chance to sit back and let your subconscious run wild.
Becoming a bird ecologist was just luck! I had the chance to be a field assistant for a scientist working in the Galapagos Islands, and while I was there, I saw a particular problem in behavioral biology that I wanted to solve and, in the process, made myself into a bird ecologist.
A rematch is one of those things that will always be there when you remove a champion, and it’s something you definitely need to give them – that chance for a rematch. That’s the only way to do it.
The important thing is to build up my cardiovascular system, so I have the stamina to do stunts. To me, stepping over the line, taking a chance and succeeding is the ultimate freedom, be it in rock and roll or when executing a really challenging routine.
Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
Random chance plays a huge part in everybody’s life.
Acting as a profession came to me by chance: in 1946, after the war, I was having lunch with my cousin, who was the Italian ambassador, and he asked, ‘What are you going to do now you’re out of uniform?’ I said, ‘I’m pretty inventive, and I can imitate people,’ and he said, ‘Have you thought about being an actor?’
I don’t read ‘chick lit,’ fantasy or science fiction but I’ll give any book a chance if it’s lying there and I’ve got half an hour to kill.
One chance is all you need.
E-books present the greatest opportunity readers have ever had to find each other. It’s a chance for stories written for paper to find new life and a chance for new stories to appear, freed from the constraints of paper publishing.
There is always some chance of recession in any year. But the evidence suggests that expansions don’t die of old age.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
If you put a woman in prison for four years when she’s young and make her pay her time in a horrible place and she wants to come out and work, and become a mother and be a contributor to society and pay taxes and you never give her that chance. There is something un-Canadian about that.
My mental strength was definitely a weakness back in the karting days, and I’ve worked hard on that to be as ready as possible for whenever I had the chance in F1.
We know that children who are healthier do not require medical treatment or care, both of which cost time and money. So, by avoiding illness, infants have a greater chance of growing into healthier children who are able to attend school and become more productive members of society.
Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly – it was all still, solemn and religious.
Look around at things that just aren’t getting done. Maybe there’s a project you could tackle. Maybe there’s an issue that always gets back-burnered for other priorities. Challenge yourself to take on those difficult assignments. They’re learning opportunities, and you have a chance to change something for the better.
I’ve been around watch factories and had the chance to visit some factories.
I don’t think I’m going to become Brad Pitt overnight, but I presume if walk down Oxford Street, there is a chance someone might clock me.
I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.
If one has curiosity, then one stands the chance of attain a high level of scientific inquiry.
There is a certain sense in which I would say the universe has a purpose. It’s not there by chance.
A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.
If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.